Grant Connect Foundation Search Tool

The Free Methodist Church in Canada has created a shared account with Grant Connect, an service of Imagine Canada, to allow our Free Methodist churches, camps and ministries to search on foundations for funding of special projects. If your church/camp/ministry has a project that you would like to search foundations for potential funding, please contact Sandy Crozier, Director of Stewardship at [email protected] to arrange for access on the account.

Grant Connect is an all-in-one solution for fundraising research  which gives you searchable details on thousands of funders and relationship management tools to track your data.

Grant Connect is easy and comprehensive, so you can can target the right funding prospects quickly. With Grant Connect you can research over 10,000 Canadian foundations, 550 corporate giving programs, more than 300 government grantors, 120 American foundations that make grants to Canadian organizations, as well as more than 200 other kinds of grant opportunities.

You can use the Funder Search tool to find prospects based on thousands of search criteria, including 500 specific causes, 7,000 cities and towns, and 31 types of support.  Refine your results further using many advanced options like your preferred type of funder, upcoming deadlines, gift size, and keywords. Find out who is giving to who with the Gift Explorer, where you can search over 770,000 grant records, totaling $28.1 billion dollars in giving.

Organize your prospective funders with a set of easy-to-use relationship management tools. Track and manage each prospect from when you first identify them all the way to your successful stewardship of a grant. Your subscription allows multiple users to have access to your account. Any information you save is immediately shared with your team. Collaboration becomes a breeze!

Need assistance? Grant Connect provides free, unlimited training by phone or email. They will ensure you’re making the most of the search tools, provide tips for better prospect management, and help you unearth amazing funding opportunities.


Watch a guided tour

You can see how easy prospect research can be with Grant Connect. Click here to download a Free Webinar.  This free webinar is helpful whether you’ve never used Grant Connect or are looking for a refresher. In this presentation we discuss how to identify the best funding opportunities for your organization by using Grant Connect, and we share best practice in prospect research.

There are also a few video training tips that users can see here: Mini Training Tips 


Writing a Grant Proposal

Once you have narrowed your foundation search, you can review the following articles for help in writing your funding proposal:

>Writing a Grant Proposal:

>Sample documents:

Five Common (and Avoidable) Grantwriting Mistakes  So you had a fantastic idea to transform your community and you put together a solid funding proposal. After mailing out 100 copies, you eagerly awaited the funds to start rolling in. Instead, all that came back in the mail was a handful of rejection letters and this week’s McDonalds coupons. What… Continue reading

Making the Pitch: Writing an Effective Statement of Need The Grantseeker Monthly team is looking at what is arguably the most important part of a grant proposal – the statement of need. The underpinning of any grant proposal, the statement of need is your opportunity to sell the impact of your work. “The description of need carries the…  Continue reading