Testimonials

Are you curious about what others who use our tools and resources are saying?

Read these testimonials to get a variety of perspectives on what a GrantStation Membership can offer you!

African Caribbean American Parents of Children with Disabilities, Inc. (AFCAMP) Ann R. Smith, JD, MBA Executive Director http://www.afcamp.org/

Today was one of those that had just too many priorities to meet. I was disappointed that I could not join the webinar this afternoon. When I saw that the recording was already available, I decided to invest the 90 minutes to view it tonight-an excellent decision. Not having the opportunity to provide feedback in ReadyTalk, I am reaching out to commend you on a well-done webinar. The technology worked, the content was high quality, informative and practical. The graphics were creative and on point. The presentation was interesting and held my attention for the whole 90 minutes.

Alaska Community Action on Toxics Lorraine Eckstein Research Anthropologist http://www.akaction.org/

The GrantStation Insider offers "Opportunities" for national, regional, and federal grant opportunities that come to my email on a regular basis, and I can make a quick check without having to make an exhaustive search.

American Culture Council, Inc. Donna Woodrum CEO

This is a daunting task, applying for Federal Grants. It really shows the level of commitment that a nonprofit has to their cause and projects to wade through the process necessary to receive Federal money.

I was bewildered prior to this presentation "How to Find and Write Federal Grants." Now I'm just wondering if I can actually make this happen, and plan to start immediately on this quest.

Thank you for an excellent presentation. It was right at my level of knowledge acquisition, and I'm inspired and more confident that I can actually write an acceptable Federal grant request.

AMVETS Career Center Len Proper Director

Actually, because of GrantStation, I'm getting a lot less sleep these days. Through your website, I became aware of an AmeriCorps grant competition that seemed appropriate for us. We applied and recently received a $260,000 grant to provide employment and training services to veterans - one of just a couple of organizations in the U.S. to do so.

So . . . my membership yielded $260,000 return. Good investment? Yeah, I think so.

Thanks!

Animals as Natural Therapy Jessie Pemble Office Manager http://www.animalsasnaturaltherapy.org/

We love GrantStation! The search platform allows us to target so many different combinations of support areas, and we've discovered funding opportunities we hadn't even thought to explore! As a small non-profit, having unlimited access to the most current grants and opportunities is invaluable, and we save time and money by using the grant matrix to vet possible funders. Because the platform is so simple to use, our grant committee can easily work together to find, vet, and complete grants in a quick, streamlined fashion, allowing our staff to focus on what's most important--serving our community.

Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization Charlene Burke Principal Planner http://www.browardmpo.org/

The GrantStation Insider: I love info and news I can use AND share with partners.

Care Free Medical, Inc. Amie Montemurro Grants Coordinator

GrantStation offers an excellent selection of best practices within the grant world. The efficient and effective search options, coupled with the research available to strengthen letters of inquiry, proposals, etc., have helped to keep our non-profit afloat even during the toughest of economic times. Additionally, the folks at GrantStation consistently go above and beyond to help their customers. Investing in a GrantStation membership is well worth your time and money.

Central Florida Center for Earth Jurisprudence Jane M. Goddard, Esq. Program Coordinator

Let me also say that I am so pleased with the information you have. I almost always find exactly what I am looking for, and so easily! You are doing a wonderful job.

City of Oswego (New York) Linda M. Goodness

I have been a Grantstation subscriber for about two years and have found many useful articles and opportunities for the City of Oswego and for local organizations. Thank you for such wonderful and timely information.

Clean Coalition Theresa Silveira Program Manager http://www.clean-coalition.org/

GrantStation is much easier to search than other online tools.  Their key-word search is awesome!  I found almost 20 opportunities not yet identified by our organization as possible funders. The GrantStation Insider provided leads too, and I love the format and quick links it provides.  Their customer service is wonderful - very responsive and helpful.  Great tool!!  Great team!!

Coat of Many Colors Ministries, Inc. Dr. Michael Hayles CEO www.cmcmi.org

First, Grant Station has been an excellent educational resource for myself and others who work with me in developing plans for a grant writing strategy. Second, GrantStation is by far an easier way to find grants specifically focused to the needs of the clients we serve, and  Third, GrantStation has helped me personally to build the confidence that I can successfully write award winning grants. Again, thanks to you and GrantStation for the great service and product you provide.

Community Action Partnership of Kern Louis Medina Administrative Analyst http://www.capk.org

Community Action Partnership of Kern, a GrantStation subscriber since November of 2013, has been awarded close to $9,000 by the California Coastal Commission to provide an After School Marine Studies Program for 135 children and youth ages 6-19 through Spring 2016. The WHALE TAIL Grant Program is funded by sales of a specialty license plate available for purchase from the California Department of Motor Vehicles.

We learned about this RFP through the "GrantStation Insider." Thank you, GrantStation, for making us aware of a grant opportunity to provide marine education to landlocked and under-served children in California's Central Valley.

Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo Donna Fioravanti Planner, Energy Services and Health & Prevention Divisions https://www.capslo.org/

GrantStation is an easy source for new funding prospects.

Cornell Cooperative Extension Seneca County W. Averell H. Bauder Executive Director http://senecacountycce.org/

I have had a couple of interactions with staff at GrantStation recently and just have to say that I am quite impressed with the customer service and response from everyone there. Thank you so much for this great service the company provides for us in the non-profit community.

Department of Grants & Community Programs of Missoula, MT Nancy Rittel Grants Administrator

I just have to tell you how much I am enjoying the GrantStation webinars. I've recently been participating in them and I signed up for three more!

Desert Arc Liz Nabie Director of Grant Developmenthttps://www.desertarc.org/

I love your new format. It makes so easy to review particular grants by categories. The new format helped me search many new funders that I did not realize funded in my area. Thanks.

Elder Care Alliance Rosemary Jordan VP, Business Development & Strategyhttp://eldercarealliance.org/

GrantStation gives Elder Care Alliance an opportunity to view a variety of grant opportunities - we find many of them align with our Research, Creation & Innovation agenda - particularly with respect to arts-based programs and dementia-inclusion.

Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas Vicki Pillow Director of Development http://www.foodbankofnea.org

I just wanted to drop you a line to let you know how grateful we are to Grantstation for your partnership with the Arkansas Coalition for Excellence. Today I have found yet another grant possibility for the Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas through the Grantstation Insider. We have applied for and received several grants that I discovered using the Insider.

It is so useful for us to have this partnership available through our membership with the Arkansas Coalition for Excellence. Grantstation and ACE are wonderful partners and provide excellent resources to help strengthen the mission of the Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas. It is through collaborative efforts like this that we are able to continue to make a difference for families at risk of hunger in Northeast Arkansas. Thank you!

Focus: HOPE Debbie Fisher Director of HOPE Village Initiative http://www.focushope.edu/

Focus: Hope, received a $50,000 grant for their neighborhood school partner (Glazer Elementary) from Samsung via an online competition they learned about in the GrantStation Insider.

This great result wouldn't have been possible without the Knight Foundation's GrantStation Insider. This is one of the many opportunities that I have found through this excellent publication, which I have come to regard as one of the most useful and well put together publications regarding grant opportunities. The "seed" for this came from the GrantStation Insider, so I wanted to let you know and send along a word of thanks to those who create the Insider.

Fort Miami Heritage Society Jacquie Johnson Curator

Just a note to say Thank You! I recently purchased a donated copy of GrantStation.com from Tech Soup. Because we are a very small non-profit we never would have been able to afford your wonderful services without your generous donation. I have been using GrantStation since last week and have already identified several funders of which I was not aware. Thanks again for providing this great opportunity.

Foundation for Agricultural and Rural Resource Management and Sustainability Britt Jacobson Grants Coordinator FARRMS

I recently attended one of your webinars and they are fantastic! Thanks for providing such a needed educational service.

Foundation of the Arc Patti J. Saunders Development Director

I've been using GrantStation for two years. You could say I'm part of a "small development shop," but the truth is I'm a one-person development office. I do it all - and I couldn't do it without GrantStation. If I could have only one research tool to get the grants my organization needs . . . it would be GrantStation.

GrantStation is by far the best investment any grantseeking professional can make. It's got more information - and that information is more up-to-date and more useful - than directories that cost several times as much! Why buy a book or CD-ROM that's updated annually for a couple thousand dollars, when you can get GrantStation for a third of that . . . including free updates almost daily!?

You can pay a lot of money for directories that are unhelpful or even misleading about the geographic interest of funders. GrantStation tells you right up front whether you're wasting your time pursuing a funding source that doesn't include your little corner of the world in its universe.

GrantStation technical support is fabulous. Someone always responds quickly to my cries for help. And they're so friendly, too - they make me feel like I'm part of the team.

Using GrantStation is the fastest way to do grant research and get high quality results. Because it's online, it saves hours of time . . . so you can concentrate on writing the proposals instead of on finding where to send them.

I adore the GrantStation Insider. GrantStation does the reading for you and distills it all into a compact and timely publication. It never gets stuck on my "reading pile," where so many other documents are languishing in oblivion.

French Lick Artisan Laura Gazarian http://frenchlickartisan.com

Please pass my thanks along to those who made the October deal a reality. I work with a small, startup non-profit and we appreciate the ability to access this tool in a budget we can afford.

Greater Melbourne Police Athletic League (PAL) Shawn Adams Greater Melbourne Police Athletic League (PAL) Volunteer

I am sure that Cindy does not remember, but several years ago when the Greater Melbourne Police Athletic League (PAL) had first subscribed to GrantStation, I was participating in the free introductory webinar that Cindy gives to familiarize new member organizations with the capabilities that GrantStation provides.

Cindy actually utilized our organization in an example on how to use the GrantStation database by asking me questions right there in the webinar in real-time, and identified a company that I had never heard of before: GTECH Corp.

It turns out that GTECH runs the lotto games in many states across the U.S.; from the machines that sell the tickets in convenience stores to major computer networks. I wrote a proposal for GTECH's “After School Advantage” after-school program.  In short, we won the program valued at $15,000 which consisted of 12 new, state-of-the-art computers, educational software, desks, furniture, and chairs.  Our local paper even published an article about our award.

I just wanted to say thank you. We have gone on to win other grants as well and at some point I'm going to put together a class on procuring grants and proposal writing so we can train our other volunteers.

GuideStar Wendy Burtner Owens Director of Grantmaker Services

GrantStation is a grantseeker's dream come true. The U.S. Charitable Giving Database is both deep and wide; it contains extensive information on a broad number of funders. And it is the most up-to-date source of funder information that I have come across. The educational modules are informative for beginners as well as pros; they are easy to read, yet comprehensive. I have referred a number of colleagues to GrantStation to find funding opportunities and learn how to write winning proposals.

Holland's Rose Medical Hospitality House Debora Sponsel-Jolley http://www.hollandsrose.com/Hollands_Rose/Welcome.html

Unlike most businesses that have to field calls from the public all day, you are certainly bright, resourceful, and you make me feel like MY business is your Number One concern - THANK YOU!

Hope Association Greg FraserAdministrative Assistant http://www.hopeassociation.org

Just a quick note to say thank you for a wonderful series on Writing Proposals. I’m new to Grant Station and somewhat new to grant writing. I thoroughly enjoyed the “writing proposals” section and know that we’ll surely get our money’s worth from this membership. Just wanted you to know.

IDEA for Autism, Inc. Pat Paniccia http://www.ideaonline.us/

I want to thank you for your weekly listings. We provide services to autistic adults and as everyone finds with small non-profits, fundraising is an ongoing struggle. I am happy to tell you I was just informed that my proposal was chosen for funding on the 2020 Healthy People Project. I found this opportunity through your weekly listings. My clients thank you, as do I. Keep sending the listings.

JANNUS: Changing Lives Diane DemarestDirector of Grant Development http://www.jannus.org/

Great presentation today, inspiring!! I would love a copy of your primer and hope to share your ideas with our leadership team to get bolder! GrantStation is a terrific resource for our programs and especially helps me in my role. thanks so much!

Jewish Family & Children’s Service of St. Louis, MO Dr. Mary C. Hoke Non-Profit Administrator and University Faculty

GrantStation is a terrific "one-stop" for comprehensive information about grant opportunities... Federal, State and Foundation. I have found it to be a better resource than any of the other "directories."

King Bio Rose Schilling http://kingbio.com/

We just signed up yesterday and I was on the write and research sections all morning and have already gotten our $'s worth.

Kwanhliziyonye Resource Care Center Phindile KhumaloProject Manager https://www.facebook.com/Kwanhliziyonye-resource-care-centre-527010934056884

I love grant station because it make more easier as a fundraiser to seek for grant international.

Louden Tribal Council Cindy Pilot

I'm just emailing to let you know that the Louden Tribal Council received $13,435.00 from the Charlotte Y. Martin Foundation to help with building a softball field for the community. The people of Galena are really active in softball – there are little league teams all the way up to 40 and over.

We found the information on the Charlotte Y. Martin Foundation on your database. We then contacted Ellen (with GrantStation preferred partner, the Funding Exchange) and got tips from her for our proposal. I just wanted to thank you for the information and the Funding Exchange for assistance with our proposal.

Mission Possible Kids Kathy MeadowsFounder and Executive Director https://missionpossiblekids.org/

We've been GrantStation members for years. LOVE the baseline info that it provides, saving a tremendous amount of research time. Periodically we've tried other grant research databases, just to make sure we're not missing anything, and we always confirm that continuing with GrantStation is the place to be.

Montana Nonprofit Association Brad Robinson Member Services Director

First, I want to thank you for working with MNA to create a customized program that suits the needs of our members to a tee.  Second, I want to let you know that our recent webinar  - orienting our members to some of the facets of the GrantStation product - was a terrific success.  Third - I want to thank you for your culture, entrepreneurialism, product integrity, and customer service and support.  I manage 20 cost saving programs for the members of the Montana Nonprofit Association and none of them has the participation level that GrantStation has. 

Nearly 50% of our 650 members purchase an annual subscription to GrantStation through MNA.  GrantStation expands members fundraising opportunities; saves them time (and therefore money) by distilling  a nebulous pool of potential funders into a smaller pool of more likely funders, provides ongoing educational opportunities, and GrantStation is an easy to use product supported by easy to contact people - it's a great program.  I love to promote GrantStation to the Membership, and they share in that affection by buying and renewing it.  Keep up the good work - all of you!

Thank you for helping Montana's Nonprofits!

New Eyes for the Needy Susan M. Dyckman Executive Director http://www.neweyesfortheneedy.org

Just wanted to tell you that the GrantStation Insider is, by far, my favorite e-newsletter. I’ve actually secured two new grants for our organization thanks to Insider postings. These were grant opportunities that I’d not seen elsewhere. The Insider’s concise listing by category makes it easy to focus and follow up on opportunities for which New Eyes might be a good fit.

North Kohala Community Resource Center Christine Richardson Executive Director

Thanks so much. We enjoy our newsletter, find it very helpful and user friendly and access the database regularly. Mahalo!

North Metro Miracle League John McLaughlin Executive Director http://www.nmml.net

I am a retired airline captain and the founder and volunteer Executive Director of the North Metro Miracle League based in North Atlanta. A little more than a year ago Tech Soup put out the announcement about the GrantStation special offer. Using a grant search engine was something I had never considered.

I was sitting at my desk when the notification that our GrantStation service had been activated. I was curious about how the system worked so I immediately logged in and set up our guidelines.

At the speed of light I got a return that identified 15 Foundations that were potential grantors.

I looked at the first foundation on the list and one of the options was to call and see if your organization complied with their giving guidelines. I called and spoke to a staff person that Thursday afternoon for 5 minutes. I was asked to send in some information. I did so immediately after hanging up. Friday morning I got a call from the Executive Director of the Foundation asking if I could meet with them the following Monday at 1:00. On Monday I was cordially greeted by the Executive Director and two of the trustees of the Foundation. We spoke for 30 minutes.

Things seemed to be going well, but I didn't realize how well till the following Wednesday when I got a call committing $15,000 to the North Metro Miracle League.

GrantStation works and has worked more than once for our relatively small 501c3. The services provided are user friendly, and especially friendly to people like me, a non-professional volunteer organizer and fund raiser.

Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art Kim Thiel-Schaaf Director of Operations & Grant Development

I have been a GrantStation subscriber for over five years. I find the grant resource information to be comprehensive and easy to use, and I have enjoyed the articles, useful tips and other helpful resources provided.  GrantStation is a must have tool for anyone doing grant and fund development.

Public Radio Network Jodie Stover

GrantStation is an effective tool for grantseeking because it is so centrally located. There are so many foundations with money to give to nonprofit groups. Finding them is the hardest part. GrantStation makes the finding process much easier for me.

SAMBULANCE Annie Peters Executive Director https://sambulance.org/

GrantStation has been a blessing to our newly formed nonprofit. Starting from the ground up can be a daunting task. Knowing that GrantStation offers quick, easy to use, and accurate research databases takes the burden out of finding funding. Beyond the helpful lists of funders, they also offer tips on creating everything from a powerful Letter of Inquiry to a detailed and precise application. GrantStation allowed me to spend time and energy on tasks other than research resulting in a more efficiently run organization.

Sanctuary of Hope Janet Denise Kelly Executive Director http://www.thesoh.org/

I must say that I totally love the redesign of your grant research website. It is so much easier to navigate and find the best grants that meet our mission. Since being a member for two years now, our grant funding has increased by almost 35%. That's been a huge big leap for us. For the ones we weren't able to secure, we've developed new relationships with funders who have given us feedback and advice on how to advance our fundraising efforts. I am glad I chose to renew with you.

San Jose State University Kris Ashley MLIS student

As a library science student looking for funding opportunities as part of a class on grant writing, I found GrantStation to be one of my most helpful (and most plentiful) sources--I found more than 20 grants that might suit the program for which I'm seeking funding, all in just a few clicks. As a grant writer in my own time, GrantStation is always one of my first stops.  The GrantStation Insider has given me access to opportunities for funding I never knew about, and GrantStation itself has such comprehensive listings that I immediately know if a grant is right for the nonprofit I work for. I heartily recommend GrantStation as a stop for any grant writer!

Sounds of Silent Spirits Rescue and Sanctuary Debb Brenton Co-Founder https://soundsofsilentspirits.org/

I LOVE the Short-shots of information that are so very helpful and open our minds to new possibilities, opportunities and creative thinking. We are extremely busy so your format and tips are often priceless and don't weigh us down with pages and pages of text. The seminars you offer improve everything about the way we do business and seek grants. Thank you, THANK YOU!

Southern Oregon Regional Brokerage Cindy Lou Bailey Personal Agent Assistant/Open People Coordinator http://www.sorb.us/

Thank you for your quick and thorough work. I appreciate your links and the information you have shared. GrantStation is truly worth the money for our organization!

Tavis Smiley Foundation Vonda Paige Executive Director

Thank you [for the webinar]. It was a very well organized presentation and one of the best online classes I have attended for non-profits. Many times I have paid for sessions like this and afterward felt like it did not cover what was advertised nor did I feel like I had a template or game plan that I could implement following the session.

The American Medical Informatics Association, Inc. Jenn Novesky, MPS Director of Corporate Relations https://www.amia.org/

Sometimes, it feels like live in a bubble up here in Bethesda. With the GrantStation Insider, it's nice to get a concise synopsis of the happenings and goings-on in the nonprofit world sent right to my inbox!

The Grant CoachJo McMahan Grants Consultant http://www.thegrantcoach.com/
I recommended Grant Station to a new grant writer recently. I think GrantStation is the best value for the money. I like the fact that you have weeded out foundations that don't accept applications. I also like the ability to look up Federal grants - much easier than Grants.gov! Thanks for providing a great product that we can actually afford.
The Liberty Project, Inc. Gary Cohu Executive Director http://thelibertyprojectinc.org/

Thank you for the services you provide nonprofits like The Liberty Project. The tools available on your web page have helped make me a more efficient manager. I also appreciate you making the grant searching process easier to use.

Turner Syndrome Foundation Alexis Gratton Program Coordinator https://turnersyndromefoundation.org/

GrantStation makes it easy to find grant opportunities by providing a detailed grant search feature! I know that I can find up-to-date grant opportunities funding exactly what I need. GrantStation also keeps its members in the loop about upcoming webinars that are always super informative! Before GrantStation, I'd spend hours searching for resources on the web. Now I can find them in minutes!.

World Relief Kurt B. Crays Director of U.S. Advancement

I am hopeful you get frequent kudos for all that you provide to ALDE members. Thank you for the GrantStation Insider material. I use it, have discovered many new foundation prospects, and have submitted several proposals. While we have not yet received funding, you have provided us with additional leads that have connected us to individuals whose hearts beat as ours here at World Relief. Thank you and may God continue to bless your work.

Youth Leadership Foundation Dick Farris

GrantStation allows me to access foundations and other sources of funding much quicker than the other program I use. It is exceedingly fast and I have found the information on the foundations excellent in description. The featured funders of the day have been on target for me twice. I especially find the GrantStation Insider relevant to my work - it is a feature I look forward to every Thursday.

GrantStation is an investment that has paid many dividends in its information. I recommend it as the best source of current, up-to-date funder information that is available.

I have found GrantStation to be well worth the cost in terms of assisting me in finding sources of money. Keep up the good work.