Following a site visit, a determination will be made about whether or not an invitation will be extended to apply for a Foundation grant. A letter will be sent informing the organization.

An invitation to apply for a grant may also be accompanied by additional questions to be included with the grant application. Once a grant application is received, the president and advisory board review the information and respond in writing confirming that a grant will be awarded.

After written notification that a grant has been awarded to the organization, the grant funds are distributed through Sterling Foundation Management, Reston, VA and will arrive with documents within fifteen business days.