The Champlin Foundation
One important goal is to fund tax exempt organizations within Rhode Island that will have the greatest impact on the broadest possible segment of the population.


Site Visits:


After receiving and reviewing an application, if it is determined a site visit is necessary applicants will receive the following site visit guidelines. These are important and should be read carefully to insure an effective and efficient visit.

The fact that a site visit is undertaken should not be construed as either a positive or negative as it pertains to your application. The site visit is merely a process of gathering further information to be used when decisions are made at the end of this year’s grant cycle.

1.  Unless otherwise scheduled, site visits should be limited to no more than one (1) hour.

2.  If parking is an issue, we would appreciate a parking space for one car, not necessarily

     at the front door but just so that we do not have to spend time searching for a space.

 

3.  Although the gesture is appreciated, there is no need for coffee, donuts or muffins.

 

4.  To limit incoming paper, our representatives only need one copy of any handouts, as

     all materials received are circulated throughout the Champlin office.

 

5.  Champlin representatives are unable to accept meals or even the smallest of token gifts.

 

6.  At the time of the visit, the number of people involved in the site visit should be as limited 

     as possible.  Participation should be limited to those who are directly involved with the

     application and are therefore best equipped to answer our questions.

 

7.  Keep the focus on your present application.  This is especially true if we have visited before

     and are familiar with your organization.  There is no need for a general tour unless time permits

     and/or one is requested.

 

8.  The fact that a site visit is undertaken should not be construed as either a positive or

     negative as it pertains to your application.  The site visit is merely a process of gathering further

     information to be used when decisions are made at the end of this years grant cycle.