Thousands of organizations rely on us to provide a reliable, accurate, useful product and wonderful customer service.
We do our best to exceed their expectations. Here's what a few folks have had to say about Grant Connect recently.
This type of tool is invaluable
"I know this type of tool is invaluable to not only AFP’s own members, but to fundraisers and charities across the country."
- Andrew Watt, President & CEO, Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP)
I can rely on it 100%
"The accuracy of the funder information in Grant Connect is so good that I can rely on it 100%."
-Kimberley Bailey, Director of Advancement, St. Michael's College School
I love it
"I use Grant Connect all the time to search for funders and I love it!"
Now [this] is customer service"I love the response I get from the Grant Connect research staff. Now [this] is customer service.”
- Eileen Richmond, Heart and Stroke Foundation
My “go-to” service for information about foundations in Canada“I use Grant Connect as my is my “go-to” service for information about foundations in Canada. Its design fits how I choose to work enabling me to do initial research, save and re-use information, and add to it from other sources. It is a rich resource and a time-saver.”
- Ewart Newton, Director of Development, JUMP Math
Has been instrumental
"Grant Connect's Funder Search tool has been instrumental in helping PLAN Toronto to identify and target funders whose goals and interests most closely align with our work. This has not only saved us valuable time that we can redirect to supporting families with a relative with a disability, but has also enabled us to secure much-needed funds to increase our reach and impact."
- Becky Rossi, Director of Communications and Strategic Development, PLAN Toronto
An unparalleled resource
"[Grant Connect] is an unparalleled resource in this country. Using the Directory throughout the last 22 years, I have found that the information that is available and the searches that you can do are absolutely incredible. As Executive Director at the Muttart Foundation, and as a current board member of Imagine Canada, I happily recommend it to Canadian fundraisers."
- Bob Wyatt, Executive Director, The Muttart Foundation
Allows me to save time
"I’ve been using Imagine Canada’s database for over 15 years at different organizations as a key member of Fund Development teams. Imagine Canada’s prospecting database enables The Arthritis Society to strategically plan, cultivate and steward donors based on the valuable information given in the profiles. The profiles are updated often and, personally, the best feature identifies prospects who do not accept unsolicited funding requests which decreased the number of proposals returned. Imagine Canada allows me to save time and use my time more efficiently. The profile format is user friendly and easy to understand. Using Imagine Canada as a resource has helped The Arthritis Society to build new relationships with organizations interested in supporting our cause. We have just extended our subscription nationally."
- Joyce Peats, Specialist, Corporate and Foundation Development, Arthritis Society of Canada
Every penny we raise will assist us in our overhead
"Cavalier Riding Club provides therapeutic riding on an annual budget of only $20,000. A couple of months ago we started using Grant Connect at a library. As a result of one of the foundation grant applications made, we recently received good news that we were granted $4800 to go towards putting in a compostable toilet at the barn. Much needed, especially for the riders. Every penny we raise will assist us in our overhead of keeping the horses and barn in good order, as well as going towards certification for our coaching staff in order to grow and serve more riders."
- Dianne LaRocque, President, Cavalier Riding Club
Simplified my fundraising
"Imagine Canada’s Grant Connect tool has significantly simplified my fundraising, allowing me to focus more on our programming. Prior to Grant Connect, [we] relied on government funding and internet searches to identify other potential funders. In addition, we had no formal system for tracking our fundraising efforts from year to year, making it difficult to determine our successes and failures with different funders. Grant Connect has broadened our search to include over 100 corporate and private foundations of which we were previously unaware, and the online Dashboard and labelling features give us a high degree of organization and control over our fundraising activities. The subscription fee was more than paid for within the first two months, due to a single contribution from a new funder. The ability to search funders by application deadline date gives us the ability to extend our fundraising year-round. My organization operates on an annual budget of $500,000, and I would recommend Grant Connect to any similarly-sized organization looking to streamline their fundraising activities and both increase and diversify their funding stream."
- Andrew Farnsworth, (Past) Restoration Projects Coordinator, Friends of the Rouge Watershed
The Preferred Product
According to the 2012 APRA Canada member survey, Grant Connect – formerly the Canadian Directory to Foundations & Corporations – is the most used fee-based resource by advancement researchers!
We appreciate all you do
"We appreciate all you do. Most of our applicants find us on Grant Connect!"
- Sandra Muhlenfeld, Director, Muehlenfeld Family Foundation
Grant Connect is phenomenal
"Grant Connect is phenomenal! It is a really easy to use and comprehensive service."
-Ian Michael Smith, MM, Annual Giving Specialist, Canadian Cancer Society, Alberta/NWT Division