Sunset Announcement


After four years of operating in Boston, Letters Foundation sunset on December 31st, 2020, and is no longer accepting new letter requests. Después de cuatro años de operaciones en Boston, Letters Foundation se retira el 31 de diciembre de 2020 y ya no acepta nuevas solicitudes de cartas.

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Our Founder Doris Buffett Passes Away at 92


On Tuesday August 4, 2020, Doris passed peacefully in her favorite vacation spot in Maine surrounded by family and friends. For press inquiries, email

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Founded by Doris Buffett, Letters Foundation was a foundation of last resort that provided humanitarian grants to people experiencing hardship when no other options existed. These one-time grants provided a hand-up to individuals as they worked to stabilize their lives. Watch the video below to learn from former staff and volunteers about how Doris Buffett’s Letters Program came to be, how it evolved into the Letters Foundation, and how volunteers got involved.

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SPAM ALERT: While we were in operation we frequently heard about unfortunate incidents of spam. If you received an email claiming to be from Doris or Warren Buffett, please note that it did not originate from Doris Buffett or Letters Foundation. We do not send emails or letters that purport to award unsolicited grants. Learn more about online safety and how to report these incidents.

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