As more foundations move to online application processes, an applicant may be required to submit a Letter of Intent in an electronic format, either by email or through the foundation’s website. Foundations will request the same information from applicants regardless of the format. Be advised that some online applications limit word or character counts, and others may require applicants to provide the organization’s tax identification number and establish a password. Letters of Intent are screened and, if interested, the foundation will invite an applicant to proceed with a full application online. It is often difficult to access an online application form until the Letter of Intent has been approved by the foundation.