In Minnesota, many funders accept the Minnesota Common Grant Application for operating support requests. For these, we create a template and reuse the same materials with some tailoring. I'm looking for a cover letter that can be used with these applications; so in most cases, it will be for funders who don't have specific guidelines or programs, but are generally interested in supporting the arts.
It is key to make the best case we can on our grant proposals and cover letters, and it is very easy for us to get stuck repeating the same language over and over without really reassessing what's most important to our case for support.
Our mission is to sustain a world-class chamber orchestra at the highest standards of artistic excellence that enriches the Twin Cities community by sharing dynamic, distinctive and engaging performances. We are actively committed to accessibility and intentional inclusivity in all aspects of our work and continually strive to provide all people in our community with opportunities to connect with the music we perform.