Award Force vs. Foundant Grant Lifecycle Manager

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Award Force
Score 9.0 out of 10
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Award Force is an award, grant application, and submission platform from the Australian company of the same name featuring granular roles and permissions to for entry and review, control of judgment process, and other features.N/A
Foundant Grant Lifecycle Manager
Score 6.0 out of 10
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With Foundant GLM, users can create, launch and receive online applications and grant reports, manage online proposal reviews, and manage grants and information from a single, integrated solution from anywhere they have internet access.
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Per Organization, Per Every 2 Years
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Grant Lifecycle Manager (GLM)
Per Organization, Per Every 2 Years
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Award ForceFoundant Grant Lifecycle Manager
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Small Businesses
Submittable
Submittable
Score 8.9 out of 10
Blackbaud Grantmaking
Blackbaud Grantmaking
Score 9.0 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies

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MIP Fund Accounting
MIP Fund Accounting
Score 8.7 out of 10
Enterprises

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Workday Financial Management
Score 8.1 out of 10
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User Ratings
Award ForceFoundant Grant Lifecycle Manager
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3.0
(13 ratings)
User Testimonials
Award ForceFoundant Grant Lifecycle Manager
Likelihood to Recommend
Award Force
When we run a series of award program with different set of judges in rounds, we have had the best use of AF. It is highly competent in processing the applications specially as our number of applicants are over 2000. Therefore, we have been able to streamline the entire award process and reduce the margin of error and very transparent and efficient judging criterias implemented.
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Foundant Technologies
From where I stand, GLM is well-suited for use by small-staffed charitable foundations who make more than thirty (30) grants a year and distribute more than $500,000 in funds to non-profits. The software is able to handle every step in the grant-making process from receipt of a request, to the evaluation and decision regarding the grant, to tracking the pay-out, and to closing the grant when the work or the year is completed.
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Pros
Award Force
  • User friendly User Interface
  • Data Protection
  • Reasonable pricing
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Foundant Technologies
  • Foundant provides a streamlined grants management solution for reasonable cost.
  • The company listens to its users, collecting ideas and making improvements. Updates to the software are rolled out several times a year. When something cannot be changed right away, the company gives context and forecasts when the change might be possible.
  • While the software is easy to use, it also offers more advanced features (such as merge templates) that allow more customization for the advanced user.
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Cons
Award Force
  • Provide a smooth learning curve for the new users (As judges differ always)
  • Emails sent from the software lands in Spam sometimes
  • The product tends to lag if we are running many tasks at once.
  • Limited in-app reporting view.
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Foundant Technologies
  • Need a smother process for third party responses. Currently individuals recommending more than one student for scholarships have many emails to deal with to find the correct link to upload the correct student's letter.
  • Questions that would filter which applications the applicant would apply for.
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Alternatives Considered
Award Force
The customer support team was outstanding in AF. They were very attentive and on point in our requirements. Also the pricing was very affordable. We had few recommendations from existing users who were already in our business market.
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Foundant Technologies
I have not used other online grantmaking products or evaluated others. I used to use MicroEdge Gifts, but not the online application version. It was a stand alone management system. This is hands-down better, easier to use and a more complete system
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Return on Investment
Award Force
  • Immense forward increase in ROI.
  • Increase in participation and hence more productivity.
  • No dependency on separate vendors for different features and cutting cost.
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Foundant Technologies
  • Positive customer service--fairly easy to use for applicants.
  • Positive--easy to run reports you have already set up, so [it] saves time.
  • Negative--limited question types makes it harder to gather the data we want to track.
  • Negative--our budget is more complex than can be tracked in Foundant, so we have to use a separate program.
  • Negative--we have to track potential grantee conversations in a separate program.
  • Negative--getting data ready to display in a dashboard takes a lot of time to manipulate in Excel.
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