Foundant for Grantmakers Features List

Foundant for Grantmakers

Online grant lifecycle manager (GLM)

4.76/5 (17 reviews)

Foundant for Grantmakers Feature Summary

  • 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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Foundant for Grantmakers Feature Reviews

15 reviewers had the following to say about Foundant for Grantmakers's features:

Erin Baird

Great product

2015-07-14

Cons include some challenges with contact management and detailed reporting tool.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Customer support
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Foundant Technologies


Thanks for providing a review Erin! Our hope is that these will help others in deciding which grants management software is right for them.

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Dana Howerton

Great software and customer service

2018-02-06

Pros

Andy does an amazing job for us to educate and suggest best practices/processes for our unique family foundations.

Cons

Reporting features are much improved, but since we only use a few times a year, I often have to ask for assistance to customize.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Foundant Technologies


Thank you so much for your review, Dana! We shared your kind words with Andy. Your feedback on reporting is helpful as we continue to make updates that meet the needs of our clients.

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Paul Kerr

We love Foundant's easy interface & flexibility and the super helpful staff!

2018-02-05

Time saved, more precise data, and better reporting

Pros

We like how easy it is to make changes to the application and evaluation forms, how helpful the customer support staff has been, and the flexibility of the reporting functions.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Foundant Technologies


Thanks so much taking the time to write a review, Paul! It's great to hear Grant Lifecycle Manager has enabled you to save time and track better data, while being easy to use. We appreciate your review, which will help others in their search for a grants management solution!

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Jennifer Galvin

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

2018-01-31

Foundant has changed the work we do for the better!

Pros

Foundant streamlines our grant cycle and database. It also allows our team to access applications remotely, which makes our work easier.

Cons

We still have to do our CRM-type of work using a separate site and it gets clunky having two separate databases doing two different things.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Foundant Technologies


Thank you so much for your review, Jennifer! Your feedback is appreciated. We look forward to chatting with you further to learn more about the CRM capabilities you'd like to see in GLM.

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Anonymous
(Philanthropy company, 11-50 employees)

Foundant provides a simple grant management interface

2018-03-07

Foundant for Grantmakers allows the streamlining of processes. From proposal to grant, Foundant for Grantmakers simplifies the process in an orderly way.

Pros

Proposals can be easily reviewed and scored using the interface.

Cons

High volume foundations or community foundations may struggle with the ability to process all their grants.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Foundant Technologies


Thank you so much for your review! We appreciate your time sharing your feedback, to support others who are researching grants management solutions.

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Kanitra Charles

Very user-friendly and easy to compile reports

2018-05-22

Pros

Access to reports, organization information, follow up information at the click of a button - literally.

Cons

Application process - to complete/approve applications is a little tricky.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

4/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Foundant Technologies


Thank you for your review of GLM! We hope you'll find our resources and support useful as you continue to learn the system.

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Liz Drewry

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

2018-02-06

Pros

Recent improvements, such as track-able automatic emails, have resulted in increased efficiency in my workplace.

Cons

At it's core, GLM is a database and subject to certain restrictions.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Foundant Technologies


We really appreciate your thoughtful review, Liz! Your feedback is always welcome as we continue to ensure we've built a system that enables grantmakers to work efficiently.

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Art Sundstrom

Once you set up the product, it works well. The challenge-for good or ill-is the constant updating.

2018-01-26

Pros

You customize the entire process for your own needs/issues.

Cons

If one is not a "heavy" user of the product, the constant updates, which are great for organizations that use the product constantly, can sometimes be a bit much. Another learning curve has to be conquered! However, customer service is outstanding--any issues or questions are usually dealt with/answered within minutes.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Foundant Technologies


Thank you so much for your review, Art! We pride ourselves on our customer support. Our team continuously listens for feedback from clients such as yourself, and make updates accordingly. We're happy to hear support helps you effectively navigate and stay up to speed.

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Sheila Steger

Customer support is very helpful and available. I find the program easy to use.

2018-02-12

Since it is laid out so well, I don't have to spend a lot of wasted time manuevering around the software. Saves us time, and keeps us organized.

Pros

It makes sense the way it is laid out and is very user-friendly. Customer support is there when we need them.

Cons

The reporting tool takes a little getting used to but is relatively easy once you get the hang of it.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Foundant Technologies


Thanks so much for your time writing this review, Sheila!

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Jay McCall

Highly Recommend Grant Lifecycle Manager from Foundant

2015-07-10

Being able to sort, manipulate, and export data has also made it easy to share information with our team in real-time.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Customer support
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Foundant Technologies


Hi Jay, and thanks for taking the time to tell others about your experience. It's wonderful to hear that you've had such a good outcome from our product! We appreciate your review, which will help others in their search for a grants management solution!

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Becky Erdahl

Outstanding customer service!

2018-05-22

Pros

The software is very easy to use.

Cons

The reporting function is not as intuitive as it could be.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Foundant Technologies


Thank you for your review of Grant Lifecycle Manager! Your time leaving these comments is greatly appreciated.

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Dawn Moen

Foundant is a must for grant makers

2017-02-10

This has been a tremendous asset to our grant-making department. The interface with our financial software has been amazing and tracking of grants in our system

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Sally Weldon

Implimentor and administrator since May 2011, our foundation is very pleased with all aspects.

2015-07-02

Based on a subscription cost that doesn't increase with the number of grantees or evaluators; GLM allows administrator's access to create and edit forms and email templates and is easy to use for both administrators, applicants and reviewers.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Customer support
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Foundant Technologies


Sally, we're so happy the Grant Lifecycle Manager (GLM) system is working so well for you. We work hard at client services and support, so thank you for letting us know that you've had good experiences with our service team. We appreciate your review, which will help others in their search for a grants management solution!

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Sarah Copeland

Foundant understands how a grant cycle REALLY works!

2016-01-14

Most people do not understand how labor-intensive grant and scholarship management is - Foundant gets it!

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Customer support
Source: Capterra
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Laura Curry Sloan

I love the system. And I love the Foundant staff. My CSM and the Cust Supp staff are all great!

2018-02-06

Ease of use for an online grant application system. It's not always as intuitive to ME...but I'm probably not the most tech savvy customer. For the most part, I really do like the software. And I like Foundant's dedication to improving and making things better by taking customer needs and desires into account.

Pros

And what did not start out as intuitive was easy to learn with the help of the wonderful support staff.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Foundant Technologies


Thanks for your review, Laura! We are proud of our support staff and CSM's, so it's wonderful to hear they have been so helpful for you.

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