Foundant for Grantmakers Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Foundant for Grantmakers

Online grant lifecycle manager (GLM)

4.8/5 (20 reviews)

Foundant for Grantmakers overview

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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Foundant for Grantmakers screenshot: Upon login, applicants can view both past and current applications, their status, as well as any reports or follow-up documentationGLM Overview 4-14-17Foundant for Grantmakers screenshot: All forms and stages have automated reminders including past due, assignment, and submission confirmationFoundant for Grantmakers screenshot: The copy feature allows users to copy answers from previous applications, over to a new oneFoundant for Grantmakers screenshot: View the status of all current application evaluations and to whom they are assignedFoundant for Grantmakers screenshot: The side-by-side evaluation format shows the review form on the left, and the application request or LOI on the rightFoundant for Grantmakers screenshot: Give board members access to search the entire database  Foundant for Grantmakers screenshot: Administrators can manage grant programs and scholarship funds from a centralized dashboard and review applications that have been submittedFoundant for Grantmakers screenshot: Export data and build custom reports with unique data sets

Foundant for Grantmakers reviews

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Beth Nuttall

Great Product for Managing Grants

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-12-19
Review Source: Capterra

Using Foundant has organized our grant-making process substantially. We are able to ensure accurate and up to date reporting and collect consistent and useful data. Setting up automation for reporting has taken a lot of work off our hands, and made everything much easier. It also allows us to have all important information and documents related to specific grants stored in the same place, which is easy for all users to access. Overall a really great product.The pricing of this software compared to others is very reasonable, especially for a small nonprofit where cost is crucial. I would recommend that you already have your grant-making process pretty organized before starting to work with the system - though signing up and getting everything in the system definitely forced us to work everything out as far as process goes, which was helpful. The support that we received from our account manager as well as support staff via chat was extremely helpful, I used the chat almost daily in the beginning! The chat feature is really great because you rarely have to wait for assistance. We really love the reporting and customization options, especially being able to set up automatic emails for when reports are due, past due, assigned, etc. This system has helped us collect consistent data across various projects, which makes reporting much easier. There are a ton of reporting options available, though we have yet to use a lot of that section. Also love that we can have multiple people reviewing and giving feedback on applications. They are always making updates which are useful, I recommend reading the update highlights when they come out, I always learn something new! Overall this is a wonderful product that has exponentially improved our grant-making and management.

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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. 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.

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Liz Drewry

Outstanding. I highly recommend GLM for grant management at any volume.

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-02-06
Review Source: Capterra

GLM is a fairly intuitive tool for managing grant workflow. If you are having trouble, Foundant supplies a vast knowledge base to learn how to use the software step-by-step. Their customer service is outstanding. Foundant listens to user feedback and incorporates requested features into the software development pipeline. Recent improvements, such as track-able automatic emails, have resulted in increased efficiency in my workplace.

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Jennifer Galvin

Working with Foundant has greatly improved what we do and how we do it.

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-01-31
Review Source: Capterra

Foundant has changed the work we do for the better!Foundant streamlines our grant cycle and database. It also allows our team to access applications remotely, which makes our work easier.

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Dana Howerton

Great software and customer service

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-02-06
Review Source: Capterra

Customer service is great with quick response times to questions from the support team. customer service agent does an amazing job for us to educate and suggest best practices/processes for our unique family foundations. We review with him annually, but can easily email him anytime for other assistance.

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Foundant for Grantmakers pricing

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Foundant for Grantmakers features

Communication Management
Custom Forms
Customizable Reporting
Data Import/Export
Email Integration
Grants Management
Reporting & Statistics

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Additional information for Foundant for Grantmakers

Key features of Foundant for Grantmakers

  • 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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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.