A site visit is a personal tour of an organization’s location combined with a chance to meet and ask questions of the nonprofit’s leadership and staff. It allows you to see how the organization is run and to learn more about the programs and services it provides.
A member of The Philadelphia Foundation staff will join you at the location and introduce you to the organization’s personnel. Together, you will be able to ask the questions that will allow you to determine if the organization fits your funding interests.
Advantages of Going On A Site Visit
Perhaps you are new to grantmaking and are looking for a worthwhile organization to support. Or, maybe you already know what cause you want to address, but want to know more about organizations working in that particular field.
Either way, a site visit is a great opportunity to speak directly to those on the front lines of solving our region’s most pressing problems and offering highly valued community services.
If you are already supporting the organization, it’s a chance to see your grant dollars in action and to hear first-hand what a difference such support makes.