5 Ratings
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Score 8.9 out of 100
7 Ratings
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Score 8.3 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Foundation Directory Online by Candid is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
  • WealthEngine is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.1

Foundation Directory Online by Candid

81%
3 Ratings
9.0

WealthEngine

90%
4 Ratings

Support Rating

10.0

Foundation Directory Online by Candid

100%
2 Ratings
9.0

WealthEngine

90%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Foundation Directory Online by Candid

Beyond any pros or cons, the simple fact is that FDO is the industry standard for grant prospecting databases. Others like GrantStation, GrantSearch, and more can offer some other functionalities or different UX/UI, but ultimately I've never found something that other search platforms had that FDO did not. If you are a non-profit organization, you need a subscription to FDO if you have any serious interest in prospecting (and getting) institutional funding.
David S. Levine, CFRE | TrustRadius Reviewer

WealthEngine

WealthEngine is an excellent prospect research tool. P2G scoring and other ratings are easy to understand. This allows for easy segmentation of prospects and prioritization of work for gift officers. We utilize this data for researching first-time donors, grateful patient prospects, and major gift prospects as well. All of our team are very satisfied with this tool.
Brent Troth | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Foundation Directory Online by Candid

  • Summarizing foundation information (contact info, funding priorities, geographic priorities, etc.) in a user-friendly format
  • Recommending similar foundations based on certain criteria, this is helpful when looking for new funding opportunities
  • Being able to search through organization's 990s using crtl + F
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

WealthEngine

  • Donor contact info
  • Confirm donor identity
Lori Riegel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Foundation Directory Online by Candid

  • As this platform grows, more data will be available and I'm looking forward to even further narrowed search results.
Abby Landmeier | TrustRadius Reviewer

WealthEngine

  • WealthEngine is expensive for most nonprofits when looking at how to spend their money.
  • WealthEngine seems to have a lot of turn over. Every time I email our account manager, they seem to have changed.
  • WealthEngine can have glitches and does not work at times which is very frustrating.
  • I would also like for WealthEngine to have better mobile service or an app.
Edward Phillips | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Foundation Directory Online by Candid

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

WealthEngine

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

Support Rating

Foundation Directory Online by Candid

Foundation Directory Online by Candid 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Any question is answered within 24-48 hours, professionally. If one person can't answer right away, they will seek answers within their support group and find the answer for you.
David S. Levine, CFRE | TrustRadius Reviewer

WealthEngine

WealthEngine 9.0
Based on 2 answers
The online help databases and tutorials are helpful, and I have been able to find the help and solutions I need from those sources. I have not had to use other forms of support from WealthEngine. I like being able to find the help I need through a simple search.
Lori Riegel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Foundation Directory Online by Candid

I have also used Grant Station and GuideStar for foundation research and have found Foundation Directory Online to be the most user-friendly, provide the most detailed information about foundations, and to have the best search features in order to find the funders that I am looking for as well as to discover new funders
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

WealthEngine

WealthEngine provides the same quality of data at a more affordable price point.
Brent Troth | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Foundation Directory Online by Candid

  • We don't apply for many grants, however; we use look for resources to direct nonprofit when looking for additional funding outside of our funding process.
Abby Landmeier | TrustRadius Reviewer

WealthEngine

  • Depth of data
  • Portfolio expansion
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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