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  • What does GrantStation access include?

    GrantStation is a searchable database of potential funders that is included with your GrantHub subscription. Here are some of the highlights about the GrantStation funder search capabilities: 

    • GrantStation access includes a searchable databases for thousands of private and government grantmakers throughout the U.S., Canada, and internationally, all under one roof
      • Includes a wide range of funders that accept unsolicited requests, including foundations, corporate giving programs, faith-based grantmakers, association grant programs, giving circles, etc.
      • GrantStation has three private funder databases: U.S. Charitable, Canadian Charitable, and an International database. 
      • There are numerous global grantmakers included - not based in the U.S. that give to nonprofit organizations all over the world, including in the U.S. that will never show up in a database that gets most of its information from the IRS 990s. 
      • In addition, you can do all of your Federal (US government) or National (Canadian government) grants research as well as State (US) grant opportunities and Provinces (Canadian) grant opportunities. 
    • GrantStation has a team of researchers that are constantly adding new information to existing funder profiles, updating profiles on a regular schedule, and adding new funders. This is hands on research where the researcher is often communicating directly with the grantmaker to clarify information as well as uncover new information. 
      • Researchers update the grantmaker profiles throughout the year, providing you with the most current information available. 
      • Each grantmaker's specific geographic scope is noted, be it national, state, county or city level. 
      • Your search will only return those grantmakers who are actively engaged, accepting unsolicited grant requests in the coming year, and making awards to a variety of organizations - providing you with a "hot" list of potential funders who accept requests. 
      • You will get targeted search results by using our filters for geography, area of interest, type of support, and more. 
      • Learn to search more effectively by reviewing all the search terms available: https://grantstation.com/search/terms 
      • Save your search criteria so you can run the search. This may give you new results since the database is being updated regularly. 
    • A variety of successful grant proposals are available when you become a customer: An example of a winning proposal can help one see what it takes to secure grant funding. Valuable lessons can be learned from these submissions around style and structure. 
  • Why won't my GuideStar profile pull if I have inserted by EIN?

    If you have not claimed your GuideStar Nonprofit Profile your organization information will not populate in GrantHub. Go to https://learn.guidestar.org/update-nonprofit-report to get starting updating your GuideStar Proflie.

    Once your GuideStar Nonprofit Profile is complete it normally takes 24-36 hours to update so that it is available in GrantHub. Please login and check again after 24 hours. If your information has not updated by then, please contact our Support Team

  • Are GrantHub and GrantStation affiliated?

    GrantStation is one of our partners – but we are not part of their organization. Many of our customers use GrantStation to search for funding opportunities, and then manage the proposal and follow up process within GrantHub.  

    As part of our partnership with GrantStation your GrantHub subscription also includes full membership access to GrantStation.com. To access GrantStation.com within your GrantHub account, click on ‘Resources’, and select the GrantStation tab. Once you are on the GrantStation tab, click the GrantStation logo to open another tab on your browser and begin searching for grantmakers. 

    NOTE: Access to GrantStation.com is only available for GrantHub customers. If you are still in your trial period, you will not see the GrantStation tab under Resources unless you purchase GrantHub. 

  • Do I need a subscription for NCCS, Grants.gov, Foundation Search, Foundation Directory Online?

    GrantHub provides easy to access links to these sites but we do not include a login or membership for the use of their site.

    Your GrantHub subscription does include full membership access to GrantStation.com. To access GrantStation.com within your GrantHub account, click on ‘Resources’, and select the GrantStation tab. Once you are on the GrantStation tab, click the GrantStation logo to open another tab on your browser and begin searching for grantmakers.

    NOTE: Access to GrantStation.com is only available for GrantHub customers. If you are still in your trial period, you will not see the GrantStation tab under Resources unless you purchase GrantHub.

  • Does GrantHub follow current accessibility requirements?

    Foundant Technologies and GrantHub strive to follow good development practices in regards to user accessibility on all of our product lines. However - at this time, we have not dedicated the significant amount of time and development resources to do a full assessment of our accessibility. We are working on performing an assessment at this time, but cannot commit to completing an assessment nor set a specific time-frame of completion. 

    If you need to speak with a GrantHub team member in regards to accessibility and any requirements you have please feel free to reach out to our support team at support@foundant.com and they will be able to assist in answer your questions.

  • Worksheets for Building a Powerful Grants Strategy Webinar

    Link to worksheets: GS_Strategy_Worksheets_2016.docx

    Link to PowerPoint Slides: Presentation - Building Powerful Grant Strategy 2016-2017.pdf

    This webinar will take participants through the process of establishing a grants calendar for the next 12 to 18 months. Fast-paced, and filled with action steps, Cynthia Adams, CEO of GrantStation, will discuss how to design and adopt a Grant Decision Matrix before beginning the process of building a specific grants strategy for each project. All participants will also receive a set of worksheets that they can use to create their own approach to building an overall grantseeking strategy for their organization. This presentation is geared towards beginning and intermediate grantwriters. Advanced grantwriters may also find it useful as a refresher course.

  • Does GrantHub help search or research new grant opportunities?

    GrantHub includes a few tools to aid in the researching of new opportunities. In the 'Resources' area, you are able to easily access the 990’s of potential funders you are interested in by using the 990 Finder tab. You are also able to see who has funded other organizations by using the 'Who Funded this Organization' tab. With this feature - you can type in a nonprofit’s name or EIN, and GrantHub will return a list of funders who have given to this organization in the past. By doing this, you may find some funders that you may want to research and apply to yourself. You can then easily import those funders into your GrantHub funder list.

    Your GrantHub subscription also includes full membership access to GrantStation.com. To access GrantStation.com within your GrantHub account, click on ‘Resources’, and select the GrantStation tab. Once you are on the GrantStation tab, click the GrantStation logo to open another tab on your browser and begin searching for grantmakers. 

    NOTE: Access to GrantStation.com is only available for GrantHub customers. If you are still in your trial period, you will not see the GrantStation tab under Resources unless you purchase GrantHub. 

    If you are looking for other solutions for receiving notifications when new grant opportunities become available, we would recommend looking into a separate standalone GrantStation subscription, or accessing Foundation Directory Online (FDO) from Candid. Both databases are often provided at no cost at your local library. Also many state or regional Nonprofit Associations also publish regional lists of grant opportunities in their monthly newsletters. Some of the state and regional nonprofit associations are listed here: https://www.councilofnonprofits.org/state-association

  • Where does GrantHub integrate Foundation Center's information?

    GrantHub does not include a subscription to Foundation Center’s search database, but we have integrations with their database where it makes sense, and without passing on additional costs.

     

    The integrations with Foundation Center that we have in GrantHub today are:

    • Who Funded This Organization: This feature allow you to enter the name of a nonprofit organization who you feel might be similar to your organization. You can see what funders have contributed to this organization in the recent past – based on information that has been reported to Foundation Center’s database.
    • We attach links to the funders 990’s forms right on the Funder record in GrantHub for easy access.
    • We also integrate their 990 widget into GrantHub to look up Funders that you may not yet have added to GrantHub.
  • How to use the 990 Finder?

    To use the 990 Finder, go to the Resources link and click on the 990 tab.

    Type in the Organization Name, State or EIN (with no dashes):

    Hit Search and your results will start a new tab in your web browser.