Thank you for the Donation Note Examples
Showing appreciation for a donation will build goodwill with the donor and perhaps lead to more donations in the future. The examples notes below will provide you with some inspiration for your thank you note.
The examples and tips in the post are from my book, A Modern Guide to Writing Thank-You Notes.
Tips for your donation note or letter:
- Show the impact. If it makes sense for your situation, include a sentence about how you/your cause are benefiting from the donation. There are many, many things that can be donated: cars, money for various causes, cat surgery, scholarship money, medical expenses, etc. With sites like GoFundMe, the possibilities have become endless.
- Write more. If a donation was made directly to you (not to an organization), you may want to opt for a full-length letter to express your gratitude and show how much the donation means to your life. You can explain your background and how you expect the donation will change your life.
Thank you for your donation message examples:
Notes: In the examples below, replace the words in [brackets] with words that make sense for your situation. The examples are only the center part of the note. To see a complete thank-you note with all 5 parts, look at the cheat sheet or download the free guide.
You may also want to read the thank you for the money note examples for more inspiration if the donation was a personal, monetary gift.
#1 Thank you for donating to help cover the cost of my cat’s unexpected surgery. [Cat’s Name] feels like part of the family. I am happy to report that she did very well and the tumor has been removed. She is expected to make a full recovery!
#2 We are very grateful for your contribution to the [Description/Name] Scholarship fund. This scholarship is awarded to students that meet our criteria for [Goal of Scholarship]. Your generous donation will help two students with their first year of college tuition.
#3 I am grateful to receive your old car! I was in a bind when the transmission dropped out of my car. I will be able to get to and from work now. As you know, I am struggling to make ends meet, and this car is a true blessing.
#4 I appreciate the financial donation you’ve made to my political campaign. Your contribution will help us reach more potential voters. I am grateful for your support.
#5 Thank you for helping me with my mounting medical expenses. The recovery from the accident has been long and expensive. Because of your donation, I should be able to have all the bills paid by the end of this year!
#6 This year has been interesting! The dogs I rescued are recovering and finally putting on some weight. Thank you for providing the dog food for them. I hope to be able to find quality homes for them soon.
#7 We were surprised when Aunt [Name] passed away unexpectedly. She was a lovely lady, and unfortunately, she was living paycheck to paycheck. We are grateful that you were able to cover the funeral expenses.
#8 My sisters and I are thankful for your support during the various fundraisers for our church mission trip. The small donations for Wednesday night dinners at church add up to a lot over the months. And we thank you for the check you mailed. The mission trip was wonderful, and we will tell you all about it the next time we see you.
#9 Thank you for donating your leftover paint to our center. We were able to give every room a fresh coat. The kids are enjoying the bright colors! We appreciate you that you thought of us!
#10 I feel very blessed by your generosity. Paying my first and last month’s rent at the new apartment was very kind of you. I am excited to be close enough to walk to my job and will be working on paying off my debts and building savings. Thank you for helping me to get this apartment without incurring more debt.
What's your favorite way to thank someone for a donation?