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Grant Lifecycle Manager

Online grant lifecycle manager (GLM)

4.89/5 (36 reviews)

Grant Lifecycle Manager overview

What is Grant Lifecycle Manager?

Foundant for Grantmakers is an online grant lifecycle manager (GLM) system that serves a wide variety of funder organizations from corporate foundations and government organizations, to public charities and private or independent foundations. The platform was built to be user configurable, enabling organizations to control how the grant process workflow works. The solution is completely cloud based, meaning users can access the system via web browser at anytime and from anywhere.

Foundant GLM is designed to facilitate and streamline the grant application process, by providing applicants with all the tools they need to successfully manage their applications in one location. Upon login, applicants can view both past and current applications, their status, as well as any reports or follow-up documentation. All forms and stages have automated reminders including past due, assignment, and submission confirmations. When submitting a new application, the system displays all active grant programs and offers the ability to provide access codes for applications or grant programs that may not be public. The copy feature allows users to copy answers from previous applications, over to a new one. Foundant GLM allows transcripts, letters of recommendation, and other materials to be collected anonymously from outside sources.

Administrators can manage grant programs and scholarship funds from a centralized dashboard and review all applications that have been submitted. Through integration with GuideStar Foundation Center, users get access to the applicant’s profile to view their IRS standing, charity check information, a list of their past funders, and more. Administrators can add comments to applications, as well as send emails directly from the system using Foundant GLM’s customizable templates, or from scratch.

Reviews can be setup in several ways, including the side-by-side evaluation, and evaluation forms can be built with scoring questions, comments, file uploads, drop-downs, or a variety of question types. Reviewers can be setup in the system and granted specific access to data. Follow-up actions such as online grant agreements, grant reports, and other post-decision requirements can be assigned at anytime, and attached in the grant request for administrators and grantees along with due dates.
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Grant Lifecycle Manager screenshot: Upon login, applicants can view both past and current applications, their status, as well as any reports or follow-up documentationGLM OverviewGrant Lifecycle Manager screenshot: All forms and stages have automated reminders including past due, assignment, and submission confirmationGrant Lifecycle Manager screenshot: The copy feature allows users to copy answers from previous applications, over to a new oneGrant Lifecycle Manager screenshot: View the status of all current application evaluations and to whom they are assignedGrant Lifecycle Manager screenshot: The side-by-side evaluation format shows the review form on the left, and the application request or LOI on the rightGrant Lifecycle Manager screenshot: Give board members access to search the entire databaseGrant Lifecycle Manager screenshot: Administrators can manage grant programs and scholarship funds from a centralized dashboard and review applications that have been submittedGrant Lifecycle Manager screenshot: Export data and build custom reports with unique data sets

Grant Lifecycle Manager user reviews

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Anonymous

Outstanding grant software

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-12-14
Review Source: Capterra

Overall our organization seems to be fully satisfied with this software to streamline our grant management process for over 5 years now. Training is always available and customer service is amazing.

Pros
Great tool to manage grant data and streamline the overall grant process. We issue grants to multiple organizations in a year so this eases the process on both the reviewer and applicant side. Customer service is very responsive and helpful. Online applications and registration are user friendly and very helpful tools. Exceptional grant management software for any size company. Fairly easy base for learning and offers a pretty intuitive platform.

Cons
Report features and customer management tools need to be improved or implemented.

Response from Foundant Technologies


Thank you for your review! We appreciate the time you took to share your thoughts on Grant Lifecycle Manager. We'll share your thoughts on tools with our team, as we're always working to improve based on client feedback.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Patricia N.

Foundant Grant Management System

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2021-03-02
Review Source: Capterra

Using the GMS for our foundation has been very helpful in keeping our documents organized and available for all to view; the grantees love the ease of the application we have developed within the system and it's streamlined the whole process of evaluations.

Pros
We chose the GMS from Foundant due to the ability to customize our platform to how we use it. We were not locked into a specific format.

Cons
As of now, I do not see any area that would need improvement. We are a small foundation and may not use all the capabilities that the GMS provides, as other larger foundations would. But I know that if there was something that I thought would be a good addition to the produce, Foundant would either let me know it already exists and direct me to it, or put it in their 'suggestion' area.

Response from Foundant Technologies


Thank you for your review, Patricia! We are happy to know that Grant Lifecycle Manager has allowed you to customize your platform to fit your needs!

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Symone S.

It's Ok at best.

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2017-08-15
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
I like that applicants have to create accounts in order to apply, and that I can include descriptions for various kinds of applications.

Cons
I don't like that applicants can create duplicate submissions for one application. This makes reviewing applications difficult and creates more work for our staff on the back end. I don't like that once you "close" an application you can't "hide" it also. This makes managing the program on the back end overwhelming.

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Likelihood to recommend: 0/10

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Peggy K.

Foundant Technologies has the best customer service!

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2021-03-18
Review Source: Capterra

I have had a very positive experience with Foundant from the beginning. They have excellent customer service that has made the process easy from the beginning and helps me to address any issues that come up as an ongoing user.

Pros
The Foundant software was easy to learn thanks to a great onboarding program with tutorials and a dedicated Client Success Manager. In addition to my CSM, there is a support team that can be reached by phone, email, or chat. My questions have always been answered promptly. Foundant also listens to their clients and makes changes/upgrades based on client needs. Educational webinars are offered on a regular basis.

Cons
Some features are not available with the standard license.

Response from Foundant Technologies


Thank you for your review, Peggy! We are happy to know that Grant Lifecycle Manager was easy to learn and that you're happy with our customer service!

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Laura S.

Easy to work with

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2021-02-26
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
I compared over 10 different sites and software programs before partnering with Foundant. By far, Foundant had what we needed. They have enough bells and whistles to do what we need, but not so many that I get overwhelmed or bogged down. Foundant has a great training program that enabled me to build the site and maintain it - which says a lot since I am not a computer wizard. I have updated our application and processes annually and was able to very easily add a process for our COVID work. The best thing about Foundant is their people. Whether I call, chat or email the response is always quick and efficient. In addition to using the site to do grant management work, we have also extended it to receive PRI applications. I love that the system is adaptable.

Cons
Nothing. If hard pressed, I would say it took more than a minute to figure out how to do reports. But once I understood the building blocks, I was able to create reports for different audiences.

Response from Foundant Technologies


Thank you for your review, Laura! We're happy to see that GLM is easy to work with and that you have enjoyed working with our people!

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Grant Lifecycle Manager pricing

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Grant Lifecycle Manager features

Data Import/Export
Reporting & Statistics

API (77 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (86 other apps)
Alerts/Notifications (78 other apps)
Attendance Tracking (76 other apps)
Campaign Management (91 other apps)
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Electronic Payments (76 other apps)
Event Management (144 other apps)
Membership Management (130 other apps)
Mobile Access (85 other apps)
Mobile Giving (76 other apps)
Online Giving (101 other apps)
Payment Processing (86 other apps)
Pledge Management (103 other apps)
Receipt Management (76 other apps)
Recurring Giving (73 other apps)
Third Party Integrations (77 other apps)
Volunteer Management (118 other apps)

Security and privacy

Encryption

Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Multi-factor authentication options
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Additional information for Grant Lifecycle Manager

Key features of Grant Lifecycle Manager

  • Grant award tracking
  • Online applications
  • Applicant portal
  • Customizable forms
  • Applicant management
  • Reviewer management
  • Scoring
  • Commenting / notes
  • Recommendations management
  • White label
  • Online applications
  • Draft application
  • Commenting
  • Live review
  • Manual request entry
  • Online reviews
  • Status tracking
  • Communication tools
  • Preliminary scoring
  • Print packets
  • Merge documents
  • Online grant agreements
  • Follow ups
  • Automatic email reminders
  • Due dates
  • Messaging
  • Impact & outcome measurement
  • Collect different types of data and stories from grantees
  • Questions
  • Requests for grantees to upload pictures or link to a video
  • Capture data for analysis
  • Customizable forms
  • Reporting & analytics
  • Group, sort, analyze, and visualize data
  • Report builder
  • Scholarships
  • Eligibility quiz
  • Online follow up forms
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Benefits

Online applications enable staff and applicants to collaborate on grant requests, allowing both parties to see the draft application and discuss it together in real time or via comments.

Quickly access past applications by storing everything associated with a grant request in one location within Foundant's GLM.

Foundant GLM serves a wide variety of funder organizations such as arts and humanities, government organizations, public charities, health systems, and more.

Foundant GLM is built to be user configurable, allowing organizations to control the way the grant process workflow works.

Users are provided with copies of other funder grant processes for guidance and as templates which are modifiable to meet each organization's specific needs.