The Letters Foundation provides direct help to individuals and families in financial need

Letters Foundation

We’re Here to Lend A Hand

Everyone falls on hard times at some point in life.

The Letters Foundation, a charitable foundation funded by Warren and Doris Buffett, exists to provide financial assistance to individuals and families in need.

1. You Write Us a Letter

Please provide as much detail as possible about yourself, your family, your situation, and your specific need (or request). Writing Your Letter

2. We Read It

Your letter will be assigned to one of our Readers, who will carefully evaluate it and decide whether or not your request is eligible for further review.

3. We’ll Get Back to You

Your request is important, so we do our best to read and respond to every letter. If we’re unable to help, we’ll notify you. If your letter is approved for further review, we’ll reach out to you to explain next steps and ask for additional information.

“My trailer that I was living in was falling apart and I was raising three grandkids all by myself…If you want something, you have to ask, and the worst somebody can say is no.”

Writing your letter

Whom We Help

The Letters Foundation considers letters written by individuals on behalf of themselves or their immediate families.

  • In order for your letter to be considered, please include the following details:
  • Full Name
  • Return Mailing Address
  • Birthday
  • Email
  • Phone Number

Letters Foundation

Please send your letter to

292 Newbury Street,
Suite 503 Boston, MA 02115

Mission Statement

We seek to strengthen our communities one individual at a time by providing a hand-up in times of need, and promoting self-sufficiency to ensure a sustainable future.


Please be aware that Sunshine Lady Humanitarian Grants Program receives thousands of requests from people in dire situations and is unable to provide assistance to every applicant. There is no guarantee that you will receive funding from Sunshine Lady Humanitarian Grants Program or any of its affiliates by writing a letter or otherwise. Sunshine Lady Humanitarian Grants Program cannot promise to respond to every request. Only qualified requests will be acted upon.

Once your letter is received, you may receive materials requesting additional information. This additional information will be used to help Sunshine Lady Humanitarian Grants Program fully understand your current financial situation and to verify your identity, among other things. We appreciate your understanding that our due diligence requires that we obtain this information. Any additional information that you provide to us following your initial letter will be considered confidential to the extent required by applicable law.

Copyright 2017. All Rights Reserved. Legal Disclaimer. Your letter may be read and considered by Sunshine Lady Humanitarian Grants Program or its designated affiliates and their employees or agents. Please be advised that any information you provide to us in your initial letter is not confidential and is not required to be treated as such.

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