Foundant Technologies

Scholarship Lifecycle Manager

5 / 5 17 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Scholarship Lifecycle Manager is designed for community foundations, private scholarship providers, and state and local government entities who want to streamline their scholarship process.


Average Ratings

17 Reviews
  • 5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Foundant Technologies
  • www.foundant.com
  • Founded 2006
  • United States

About Scholarship Lifecycle Manager

Foundant's Scholarship Lifecycle Manager (SLM) comes from 10 years of development based on hundreds of client suggestions with the sole purpose of allowing you to be certain the right applicants receive the help they have earned. Through an intuitive platform suitable for even the most basic computer user and Client Success Managers dedicated to honest, lasting relationships, Foundant, its community, and its partners are dedicated to your success.


Scholarship Lifecycle Manager Features

  • Applicant Management
  • Applicant Portal
  • Commenting / Notes
  • Customizable Forms
  • Interview Management
  • Recommendations Management
  • Reviewer Management
  • Scoring
  • White Label

Scholarship Lifecycle Manager Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Very user-friendly and easy to compile reports

May 22, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Access to reports, organization information, follow up information at the click of a button - literally. I also appreciate that it is connected to GuideStar!

Cons: Application process - to complete/approve applications is a little tricky. I am only a year into utilizing the software for reporting. Being that applicants have been approved and I listed them under approved, I am still not so sure why they are showing up as complete or in the same spot... I still have some learning to do.

Vendor Response

by Foundant Technologies on May 29, 2018

Thank you for your review of GLM! We hope you'll find our resources and support useful as you continue to learn the system.

Outstanding customer service!

May 22, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: The software is very easy to use. We use committees of volunteers and they can learn how to use the system with very little effort.

Cons: The reporting function is not as intuitive as it could be. I always need to ask the admin for help and I wish I could figure it out on my own or remember it more easily.

Vendor Response

by Foundant Technologies on May 29, 2018

Thank you for your review of Grant Lifecycle Manager! Your time leaving these comments is greatly appreciated.

Exceptional customer service and support from the very beginning. I feel heard and supported.

May 22, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The flexibility. It's not a "one and done" software as it is ever evolving and expanding with new updates regularly. The community of Foundant GLM users are heard. Feedback is encouraged and incorporated into each update.

My company utilizes the Foundant GLM software for several different funding programs, and it meets the specific/individual needs of each one without compromising the quality of the software or the value to our applicants and evaluators.

Cons: There's still some features I'd like to see considered/added to a future update, but they're not deal breakers. Overall, it's hard to find any "cons" to this software.

Vendor Response

by Foundant Technologies on May 29, 2018

Thank you for your review of Grant Lifecycle Manager! We appreciate your time sharing this information for others who are doing research on grants management software.

Foundant provides a simple grant management interface

Mar 07, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Foundant for Grantmakers is easy to navigate and use. It is also very clean and naturalistic. The level of functionality is also impressive. Reporting tools are easy. Proposals can be easily reviewed and scored using the interface.

Cons: High volume foundations or community foundations may struggle with the ability to process all their grants.

Overall: Foundant for Grantmakers allows the streamlining of processes. From proposal to grant, Foundant for Grantmakers simplifies the process in an orderly way.

Vendor Response

by Foundant Technologies on March 20, 2018

Thank you so much for your review! We appreciate your time sharing your feedback, to support others who are researching grants management solutions.

Customer support is very helpful and available. I find the program easy to use.

Feb 12, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: It makes sense the way it is laid out and is very user-friendly. Customer support is there when we need them.

Cons: The reporting tool takes a little getting used to but is relatively easy once you get the hang of it. As always, support is there to help us navigate if we run into issues.

Overall: Since it is laid out so well, I don't have to spend a lot of wasted time manuevering around the software. Saves us time, and keeps us organized.

Vendor Response

by Foundant Technologies on February 15, 2018

Thanks so much for your time writing this review, Sheila!

I love the system. And I love the Foundant staff. My CSM and the Cust Supp staff are all great!

Feb 06, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like that everything is there in one place. And what did not start out as intuitive was easy to learn with the help of the wonderful support staff. Foundant works to meet the needs of its customers!

Overall: Ease of use for an online grant application system. It's not always as intuitive to ME...but I'm probably not the most tech savvy customer. For the most part, I really do like the software. And I like Foundant's dedication to improving and making things better by taking customer needs and desires into account.

Vendor Response

by Foundant Technologies on February 07, 2018

Thanks for your review, Laura! We are proud of our support staff and CSM's, so it's wonderful to hear they have been so helpful for you.

Great software and customer service

Feb 06, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Customer service is great with quick response times to questions from the support team. Andy does an amazing job for us to educate and suggest best practices/processes for our unique family foundations. We review with him annually, but can easily email him anytime for other assistance.

Cons: Reporting features are much improved, but since we only use a few times a year, I often have to ask for assistance to customize.

Vendor Response

by Foundant Technologies on February 08, 2018

Thank you so much for your review, Dana! We shared your kind words with Andy. Your feedback on reporting is helpful as we continue to make updates that meet the needs of our clients.

Outstanding. I highly recommend GLM for grant management at any volume.

Feb 06, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: GLM is a fairly intuitive tool for managing grant workflow. If you are having trouble, Foundant supplies a vast knowledge base to learn how to use the software step-by-step. Their customer service is outstanding. Foundant listens to user feedback and incorporates requested features into the software development pipeline. Recent improvements, such as track-able automatic emails, have resulted in increased efficiency in my workplace.

Cons: At it's core, GLM is a database and subject to certain restrictions. That said, there are very few elements that are 100% fixed in the system-- I have no complaints.

Vendor Response

by Foundant Technologies on February 07, 2018

We really appreciate your thoughtful review, Liz! Your feedback is always welcome as we continue to ensure we've built a system that enables grantmakers to work efficiently.

We love Foundant's easy interface & flexibility and the super helpful staff!

Feb 05, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: We like how easy it is to make changes to the application and evaluation forms, how helpful the customer support staff has been, and the flexibility of the reporting functions.

Overall: Time saved, more precise data, and better reporting

Vendor Response

by Foundant Technologies on February 06, 2018

Thanks so much taking the time to write a review, Paul! It's great to hear Grant Lifecycle Manager has enabled you to save time and track better data, while being easy to use. We appreciate your review, which will help others in their search for a grants management solution!

Working with Foundant has greatly improved what we do and how we do it.

Jan 31, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Foundant streamlines our grant cycle and database. It also allows our team to access applications remotely, which makes our work easier.

Cons: We still need CRM software. I'd love to see Foundant integrate CRM into their platform so that our left hand can better connect with our right hand, so to speak. We still have to do our CRM-type of work using a separate site and it gets clunky having two separate databases doing two different things.

Overall: Foundant has changed the work we do for the better!

Vendor Response

by Foundant Technologies on February 01, 2018

Thank you so much for your review, Jennifer! Your feedback is appreciated. We look forward to chatting with you further to learn more about the CRM capabilities you'd like to see in GLM.

Once you set up the product, it works well. The challenge-for good or ill-is the constant updating.

Jan 26, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: You customize the entire process for your own needs/issues. So it can be simple or very complex. You can have several "processes" which means various forms/levels of detail, etc., depending on what you need to learn from prospective grantees. After a grant is awarded, tracking payments, progress, etc. is quite good. Outstanding customer service.

Cons: If one is not a "heavy" user of the product, the constant updates, which are great for organizations that use the product constantly, can sometimes be a bit much. Another learning curve has to be conquered! However, customer service is outstanding--any issues or questions are usually dealt with/answered within minutes.

Vendor Response

by Foundant Technologies on January 29, 2018

Thank you so much for your review, Art! We pride ourselves on our customer support. Our team continuously listens for feedback from clients such as yourself, and make updates accordingly. We're happy to hear support helps you effectively navigate and stay up to speed.

It's Ok at best.

Aug 15, 2017
3/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I like that applicants have to create accounts in order to apply, and that I can include descriptions for various kinds of applications.

Cons: I don't like that applicants can create duplicate submissions for one application. This makes reviewing applications difficult and creates more work for our staff on the back end. I don't like that once you "close" an application you can't "hide" it also. This makes managing the program on the back end overwhelming.

Foundant is a must for grant makers

Feb 10, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Comments: This has been a tremendous asset to our grant-making department. The interface with our financial software has been amazing and tracking of grants in our system

Foundant understands how a grant cycle REALLY works!

Jan 14, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I am not sure how I could manage my grant and scholarship programs without Foundant GLM. Foundant is the most user-friendly (for applicants and administrators) and intuitive product on the market. Most people do not understand how labor-intensive grant and scholarship management is - Foundant gets it!
Foundant is extremely powerful; but moreover, it's very simple to use. Little to no training is needed to use all the functionality. I cannot stress enough how intuitive the work flow is, and how client-centered ALL the Foundant staff works! Updates and improvements to the program are prioritized according to our (Foundant client) needs. Love, love, love this work solution.

Great product

Jul 14, 2015
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: GLM works great for us. It is relatively easy to use and is a complete grants management product. The cost, customer service, technical assistance and capacity are its best features. Cons include some challenges with contact management and detailed reporting tool.

Vendor Response

by Foundant Technologies on July 15, 2015

Thanks for providing a review Erin! Our hope is that these will help others in deciding which grants management software is right for them.

Highly Recommend Grant Lifecycle Manager from Foundant

Jul 10, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We have used the Grant Lifecycle Manager for over two years now, and have found the technology to be extremely intuitive and user-friendly. It has helped us organize our grantmaking process, from streamlining LOIs, and reviewing and organizing grant proposals, to recording and tracking outcomes. Being able to sort, manipulate, and export data has also made it easy to share information with our team in real-time. Most importantly, the Foundant team is always highly responsive and great to work with. We would highly recommend Foundant and their Grant Lifecycle Manager technology to anyone in the philanthropic space who seeks an effective tool for elevating their grantmaking process.

Vendor Response

by Foundant Technologies on July 14, 2015

Hi Jay, and thanks for taking the time to tell others about your experience. It's wonderful to hear that you've had such a good outcome from our product! We appreciate your review, which will help others in their search for a grants management solution!

Implimentor and administrator since May 2011, our foundation is very pleased with all aspects.

Jul 02, 2015
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Based on a subscription cost that doesn't increase with the number of grantees or evaluators; GLM allows administrator's access to create and edit forms and email templates and is easy to use for both administrators, applicants and reviewers. Web based SAS, all GLM clients receive updates at the same time. Upgrades are well planned, implemented into demo sites for clients to test and implemented to the live systems seamlessly. Very little downtime and strong client support makes this company shine.

Vendor Response

by Foundant Technologies on July 06, 2015

Sally, we're so happy the Grant Lifecycle Manager (GLM) system is working so well for you. We work hard at client services and support, so thank you for letting us know that you've had good experiences with our service team. We appreciate your review, which will help others in their search for a grants management solution!