Site visits can help with grantmaking decisions, observe the progress of a grant during the grant period, or evaluate results at the end of the grant. Site visits help increase understanding of the community, the need, the nonprofit, its leadership, and the project. They offer an opportunity to look for information that cannot be obtained from the written proposal and to build a relationship with grantees. Site visits to new applicants are recommended only if the organization has a good chance of funding. They are time consuming for grantseekers and tend to raise the applicant’s expectations of a favorable decision. Communicate with the applicant that this visit does not automatically signal an impending grant.