Grants Network

Grants Network

Grant management for state, local & tribal governments

4.4/5 (151 reviews)

Grants Network Overview

Grants Network from eCivis is a grant management solution designed for state, local, and tribal governments, which is also used by universities, colleges, and school districts. The system is designed to assist with managing every stage of the grant lifecycle, from opportunity identification through to reporting.

eCivis assists users in defining their project outlines, overall goals, and performance tracking metrics before searching for funding opportunities. Collaboration tools are built into the system to support proposal development and improve internal visibility, allowing users to develop their submissions and budgets to comply with federal and nonfederal requirements. The grant research tool presents users with funding opportunities to support their projects, enabling the identification of opportunities without requiring users to carry out research from scratch. Pass-through entities can create and broadcast grant solicitations, communicate directly with applicants and subrecipients, and manage risk, and state or large local governments can utilize grant portals to regulate this process.

Once awards are received or subrecipients are selected, users can track their spend down and performance through a range of reports and dashboards. Custom reports can also be created and shared with external and internal stakeholders. eCivis assists users in enforcing policies through task and approval workflows to ensure that projects and proposals are compliant, and offers various training materials to aid in keeping staff informed and up-to-date on policies and regulations.

Pricing

Starting from
US$5 200,00/year
Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Devices

Business size

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Markets

United States

Supported Languages

English

Grants Network Reviews

Overall rating
4.4/5
89% positive reviews
84
Excellent
51
Very good
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Sarah D.

I am a grant writer and I love this program.

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/03/28
Review Source: Capterra

1. Ability to research grants and access the necessary details. 2. Store all documents in one location and share access to those documents with only the appropriate people.

Pros

I like the grant search functions but most importantly the grant tracking from beginning to end. I've been writing grants for 30 years, back before the internet, so I really understand and appreciate all this program does to help find and manage grants. The tutorials are short and to the point so when I need to learn about a function I have immediate access to learn how to do it. Having the ability to track and report with reminders of deadlines is one of the most valuable features in my mind especially in larger organizations that are juggling the management/compliance of many grants. For a large organization the cost of this software replaces a staff position that would cost as much but I'm convinced would be less efficient and likely more exposed to more errors. I would like to see eCivis come up with a smaller, affordable, simplified version (i.e. less bells & whistles) for small non-profits that just need to manage a handful of grants. Grant searching, writing and managing the grant really cut into programmatic responsibilities for these smaller organizations.

Cons

I don't really dislike anything about this software. From time-to-time I have thoughts of little things I wish were done differently or they would add but they haven't been important enough to keep record of.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Greg T.

No Missed Opportunities

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/02/11
Review Source: Capterra

My department was barely treading water with about $200,000 in grant awards per year. In the past three years we have increased our awards and now manage about $1.3 million annually. eCivis delivers - it is that simple.

Pros

Prior to subscribing to eCivis I was searching endless websites and grant giving foundations. It is daunting to search EVERYTHING. I compiled a long list of funders to search year after year in the hopes of being able to apply for a grant with enough time to complete the application. Most of the time I was already past the deadline or only had a few days to complete the application. eCivis changed all that - I no longer search the internet I get up to date grant openings that fit my requirements and this allows me the time to put together the appropriate team members and complete the application on time.

Cons

I work for a relatively small school district with 15,000 students so I am the Grants Department. eCivis has huge capability for cities, universities, etc... managing dozens of huge grants all at the same time. The software is sophisticated for large grant management needs and is too much for my smaller needs. I rely on eCivis for finding grant opportunities that I would not find otherwise.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Tara P.

We use eCivis to search and apply for grants we normally could not find on our own.

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2018/03/28
Review Source: Capterra

An easy way to research grant opportunities in one safe and secure location.

Pros

eCivis is an easy to use software that allows us the opportunity to research and apply for grants. Each grant is broken down to a concise summary that gives users the opportunity to review the grant to determine if they are eligible to apply. Users should review the grant's NOFO for more details, but users don't have to feel like they are wasting time by reviewing pages of a NOFO to find out they are not eligible to apply.

Cons

The search engine requires the user to be specific with its search requests. We work at a nonprofit museum and are looking for funding of restoration projects, museum collection assistance, and group tours, but sometimes when searching through eCivis it becomes difficult to find the required grants. We have been looking for restoration and preservation grants for buildings and items, but the search engine provides grants for paintings or other art related pieces.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10
Kai W.

The eCivis System helps with locating potential grants that we would have discovered after the fact

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/04/05
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

The software allow the search criteria to take in several fields to search for the grants. It can search for several grants categorically and by the entities providing grant opportunities. It allows the users to save their grant search criteria for several tropics so the users don't need to recreate the search criteria .

The software is also being develop where the information can be retained for each grants that was applied for and awarded. It makes a great tracking system instead of maintaining several spreadsheet to track all of the grants.

Cons

Navigating and trying to figure where everything is located. Even during training, I got lost of which tabulation that the trainer was in. It is easy once I figured out where everything is.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10
Rebecca L.

Cloud-based management lets me access my grant files from anywhere.

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2018/06/27
Review Source: Capterra

Ease of use, single source for grants from beginning (prospecting and application) to end (grant management and closure), online platform accessible from anywhere, ability for multiple users, and great customer service.

Pros

The thing I like most is that I can access my files even when not at my desk. Once I got the hang of using the system (the online video tutorials were really helpful), it has become a handy tool for keeping my grant management files organized. I also utilize the grant search functions on a weekly basis. I like that I can set up search alerts for specific words and topics. I've also had excellent experience with customer service. Each time I've had a question or concern, they have responded to my inquiry right away and resolved the issue quickly. Overall, it's been nice to have a single tool to search for grants, manage applications, and manage awarded grants all in one place.

Cons

The only thing I wish was a little better was the geographic filter on the grant search function. I still get a lot of grants pop up in my searches that are not available in my state or region.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10

Grants Network Pricing

Starting from
US$5 200,00/year
Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Pricing is based on the number of users and types of service required.

Grants Network Features

  • Activity Dashboard
  • Customizable Reporting
  • Reporting & Statistics

  • API
  • Access Control
  • Activity Tracking
  • Attendance Management
  • Automatic Reminders
  • Communication Management
  • Contact Database
  • Contact Management
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Custom Fields
  • Customizable Branding
  • Data Import/Export
  • Electronic Payments
  • Email Integration
  • Event Management
  • Registration Management
  • Third Party Integration

Additional information for Grants Network

Key features of Grants Network

  • Collaboration tools
  • Communication with applicants & subrecipients
  • Custom reports
  • Dashboards & reporting
  • ERP integration
  • Funding opportunity identification
  • Goals definition
  • Grant award tracking
  • Grant portals
  • Grant research
  • Grant solicitations
  • Outcomes measurement
  • Performance & spend down tracking
  • Performance metrics
  • Policy enforcement
  • Project planning
  • Proposal development
  • Resource library
  • Risk management
  • Solicitation broadcasting
  • Task & approval workflows
  • Training

Benefits

  • Project outlines, goals, and performance tracking metrics can be defined, and once an award is received or sub-recipients selected, users can track spend down and performance with dashboards, standard reports, and custom reports.

  • The grant research section assists users in identifying funding opportunities without having to carry out the research themselves from scratch.

  • Built-in collaboration tools are included to assist with proposal development and internal visibility, to conform with nonfederal and federal requirements.

  • For pass-through entities, tools are included to assist with creating and broadcasting grant solicitations, risk management, and communication with applicants and subrecipients, and grant portals are included for state or large local governments to standardize this process.

  • Policies can be enforced using enterprise-level task and approval workflows, and training resources are also built-in to assist in ensuring that all staff are kept up-to-date with policies and regulations.

  • Grants Network FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Grants Network.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Grants Network offer?

    Grants Network offers the following pricing plans:

    Starting from: US$5 200,00/year

    Pricing model: Subscription

    Free Trial: Not Available

    Pricing is based on the number of users and types of service required.

    Q. What are the main features of Grants Network?

    Grants Network offers the following features:

    • Collaboration tools
    • Communication with applicants & subrecipients
    • Custom reports
    • Dashboards & reporting
    • ERP integration
    • Funding opportunity identification
    • Goals definition
    • Grant award tracking
    • Grant portals
    • Grant research
    • Grant solicitations
    • Outcomes measurement
    • Performance & spend down tracking
    • Performance metrics
    • Policy enforcement
    • Project planning
    • Proposal development
    • Resource library
    • Risk management
    • Solicitation broadcasting
    • Task & approval workflows
    • Training

    Q. Who are the typical users of Grants Network?

    Grants Network has the following typical customers:

    Non Profit, Public Administrations

    Q. What languages does Grants Network support?

    Grants Network supports the following languages:

    English

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Grants Network offer?

    Grants Network has the following pricing plans:

    Subscription

    Q. Does Grants Network support mobile devices?

    We do not have any information about what devices Grants Network supports

    Q. What other apps does Grants Network integrate with?

    We do not have any information about what integrations Grants Network has

    Q. What level of support does Grants Network offer?

    Grants Network offers the following support options:

    FAQs, Online Support, Phone Support