2024 Partnership Application

Letter of Interest

For 19 cycles, Enloe Charity Ball has raised funds and awareness for the work of nonprofits serving the greater Enloe community. Our student-led efforts have raised over one and a half million dollars for 16 area nonprofits, each of which is selected through an annual grant application process. While the grant size varies based on the collaborative fundraising efforts of our students and the selected charity, grant size over the past three years has been between $160,000 and $207,000. Enloe Charity Ball grants are unrestricted but will require a brief grant report after one year of fund dispersal. 

Our mission is to inspire student leaders and impact our communities through innovative, student-led solutions. Our vision is to inspire students to be alive with purpose

Eligible Enloe Charity Ball beneficiaries must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a 501(c)3 nonprofit in good standing or
    • Have already applied for 501(c)3 status
    • Be fiscally sponsored under a 501(c)3 nonprofit in good standing (please list fiscal sponsor in LOI)
  • Serve the greater Enloe community
  • Have the capacity to offer Enloe students meaningful volunteer opportunities during the engagement period

Enloe Charity Ball is unable to partner with organizations with missions focusing on direct religious ministry, suicide prevention, or political advocacy.


The 2024 Enloe Charity Ball application process will include a required Letter of Interest. All prospective applicants must submit a letter of interest in order to be eligible to apply for funding. Enloe Charity Ball will not consider any applications from organizations that do not submit a letter of interest. Past beneficiaries are welcome to submit a LOI.

Your letter of interest should be no more than one-page typed (single-spaced, 11-point font) on the organization’s letterhead; the letter should be signed by the organization’s chief executive officer or equivalent. Letters should address the following: 

  1. Describe your primary mission statement and values.
  2. Describe your current and prospective impact in the Raleigh community, and how the grant will advance your goals.
  3. Describe how you will establish a relationship with the Enloe student body.
  4. What volunteer opportunities does your organization offer?

Submit a pdf of your letter of interest to [email protected]. In your email, please include your organization’s point of contact for future correspondence. 

Letters are due no later than 11:59 PM on April 5, 2024. Organizations will be contacted no later than April 19, 2023 to be invited to submit a full application.

If you have any further questions, please contact the Director of Enloe Charity Ball Fund, Sarah Bailey via email at [email protected].



March 4th – April 5, 2024: Letter of Interest Period

April 12, 2024: Invitation to eligible applicants

April 12, 2024 – May 17, 2024: Application period

June 2024: Selected beneficiary notified

August 2024: Beneficiary announced to public

December 14th, 2024: Charity Ball 

 **Dates subject to change 


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