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Letter of Introduction

Letter of Introduction

Porticus does not accept unsolicited applications for funding.

If after reviewing our website, you have determined that your organisation and its programmes closely match our mission and funding priorities, we would be happy to learn more about your work. You may submit a Letter of Introduction. Please view your Letter of Introduction as an opportunity to inform Porticus about your organisation and the work you are doing. It will not be not considered a formal request for funding.

When to Submit

Porticus accepts, via email, Letters of Introduction on a rolling basis throughout the year.


  • Letters should be on letterhead paper
  • Letters should be 1 to 2 pages long
  • All correspondence should be emailed to
  • In the subject line please write your organisation’s name and the word “LOI”


Please be sure to include the following in your Letter of Introduction:

  1. Indicate name of organisation and mailing address
  2. Organisation’s charitable registration number / non-profit status
  3. Executive Director Contact Information: name, email address and telephone number
  4. Brief description of the organisation and the problem you are trying to address
  5. Brief explanation of how your organisation/programme is in a unique position to address the problem
  6. Brief information that speaks to the financial stability of the organisation and its programmes
  7. Porticus has adopted the “Keeping Children Safe” safeguarding compliance standards, and will only engage with organisations that have safeguarding policies in place, or are working to put in place such policies. As such, Porticus asks that you please indicate if your organisation has a policy in place.

If you are a former grant recipient, you may provide informal updates to us via email at any time. Porticus encourages you to let us know if you are expanding, replicating and/or collaboratively sharing programmes.

Post Submission

Porticus receives many letters of introduction, and therefore, we apologise that we may not personally respond to all. All correspondence will be kept on file should there be possible opportunities for partnership in the future.

Every letter received will be carefully reviewed by Porticus staff. Those organisations which Porticus believes closely match our current funding priorities will be contacted for further consideration.