James A. Foster
Economic Development Director
City of Trenton, OH
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As an Economic Development Director for a city in Ohio, part of my responsibility is to go after grants for a variety of public purposes.... what is difficult for me is finding every grant opportunity. This is what eCivis does very successfully. The searching process is easy to use, and in my view, all any entity has to do is obtain one grant discovered through eCivis and the service has paid for itself for many years.
James A. Foster
Economic Development Director
City of Trenton, OH
Last year I was introduced to the eCivis system during a grant training course; as a project manager and grant writer I immediately noted the numerous capabilities that would support and expedite my work. To date I have procured millions of dollars for projects ranging from marina, navigation and campgrounds to roads, drainage, facilities and playground equipment. Prior to eCivis I used grants.gov or physically went in and performed searches by agencies, foundations or needs, and the searches needed to be done one at a time. Today, I receive a weekly update of all new funding according to my search preferences and have access to the descriptions allowing me to review possibilities in seconds. Recently, I went into grants.gov, after accessing grant info through eCivis, and found a new upgrade that was extremely difficult to utilize. Following up with grants is the only way that municipal governments can get funding for projects, this is a critical stream of revenue and tools providing ease of access with strong follow-up are a must, in order to be successful.
Grants / Special Projects Manager
City of Belle Glade, FL
Trying to research and locate funding opportunities is becoming more and more of a competitive process. There are more organizations seeking funding from a limited pool of available grants and foundations. eCivis provides a means of not only researching for the most appropriate funding source, but also provides assistance with the application process, and the tracking of said grants. This has saved the Borough of Brentwood countless hours of staff time and resources. The web-based program is so user friendly that only a minimal amount of training time was needed before we were able to jump right in and begin using Grants Network. The very first time using the system, the Borough's Acting Police Chief not only found a grant opportunity for purchasing AEDs, but applied and was awarded the grant. In a time when everyone is asked to do more with less, eCivis has proven to be a valuable and reliable resource.
Borough of Brentwood, PA
Emailed tips and articles are VERY helpful; they serve as periodic reminders about different aspects of the various components of grant-seeking and grant management. And with so many grant opportunities available today, the eCivis-provided summaries save a tremendous amount of time relative to determining which grant programs to investigate more thoroughly.
City Planner for City of Newberry
County of Alachua, FL
We started using eCivis in January of 2015. I am pleased with the help, the information that [they] provide, and the staff they employ to help us. Just yesterday I received notice that we were awarded the Medic One Foundation grant. We also have been awarded a CDGB grant, and a Cascade Valley Hospital grant. All these grants have added up to just under one million dollars in grant money [for] our Fire District.
Captain, Health and Safety Officer
Special District of Darrington Fire Department 24
Science4Us is a small company that does not have a deep bench of people who can participate in writing, designing, and explaining a research project. We wanted to have more input, and eCivis provided us with experienced talent who had very relevant expertise.
Your blog is always a source of relevant topics, with valuable information. It keeps you abreast of hot topics and issues with potential solutions from professionals and our peers.
County of Mecklenburg, NC
I love the Go-No Go Checklist for Applying for Grants, as it has been helpful for me to share with senior management. I would like to see more resources like this that can help me share grant-related principles and practices with our senior execs.
City of Vancouver, Washington
The Osage Nation purchased the eCivis grants software about three years ago. Before eCivis, we maintained our grants using excel spreadsheets and grant documentation was kept with the program and the accounting department. Since having eCivis the Osage Nation has been able to have a centralized data base of all of our grants which is transparent to the Osage Nation Executive Office. It allows the administration to keep up with compliance and program measures. eCivis is on track to have a great software with continued enhancements tailored to the needs of Indian Country.
Osage Nation, OK
We are a small environmental non-profit and so we rely heavily on grants to fund our programs and keep the organization running. eCivis has become the primary resource that we use to find grants to apply for. We have a wide range of technological ability at our organization, and yet everyone is able to navigate and utilize the eCivis network without much problem. This will continue to be our primary grant management resource as long as they continue with the excellent service we have come to expect with their program.
Acting Executive Director/Vice President of Board of Directors/Ecologist
Puget Creek Restoration Society, Tacoma, WA
Useful. I don't write federal grants, but since they are separated out, it is easy to look at what I need. [eCivis] gives good information and has links to websites and NOFA info that is very helpful.
Chief Philanthropy Officer
Mecklenburg County, NC
eCivis has taken a very long, tedious, and time-consuming process and has increased my job efficiency by 100%. Grants Network has great reporting tools [that] are instrumental in tracking and management. eCivis also has tasks and reminders that assist with time management so we don't miss deadlines. I highly recommend eCivis.
Polk County, FL
eCivis is a valuable tool for the Lee County Sheriff's Office. I use it regularly to search for supplemental funding for a wide range of projects. I also review the email blast of new grants available on a daily basis.
Perhaps the most valuable feature is the function that updates users on any changes to saved grant announcements. We apply for multiple recurring grants that never seem to have the same release date. This feature alerts our agency whenever there is a change for saved grants. It's a time saver and a safety net to help ensure that we don't miss an important grant that we depend upon for continued operations.
Lee County Sheriff's Office, FL
The staff that wrote the grant for us were excellent to work with!
Sioux County, ND
I really like the emails. They make it so easy to quickly see if there are opportunities to pursue.
Los Angeles, CA
The weekly publication stimulates constant, regular tracking of grants. This helps us stay on top of an increasingly complex funding environment.
Sonoma County, CA
[Without eCivis] Goodyear would probably be out of the grants business, or at least the federal grants business, as missed reports, reimbursements, and so on would have prevented the city from ever being funded again by certain federal agencies.
City of Goodyear, AZ
All projects in Pasadena's Arroyo Seco (a 1,000-acre recreational and natural area park and urban forestry street), as well as park tree planting projects and city park renovation projects, are solely funded by grants. eCivis is our primary source when initially obtaining grant information!
Arroyo Seco Program Coordinator
City of Pasadena, CA
There are multiple grants that our office is involved with, creating the potential to miss important details. eCivis allows us to create tasks and reminders for things that we need to be aware of, such as progress and financial reports.
Linette R. Anderson
Inova Health System
eCivis has streamlined the grant research process for the City of Maricopa and created partnerships with local nonproft agencies by sharing community-based organizations. Efficient use of time and effective partnerships have resulted in more competitive grant applications for our community.
City of Maricopa, AZ
The City of Santa Clarita regularly utilizes eCivis' grant research and management software, and over the last five years, we have successfully garnered over $55 million in grant funding that has resulted in many projects for our community.
City of Santa Clarita, CA
eCivis is a complete, easy-to-search database that has the most current funding information available. It is my go-to tool for securing resources to support the City of Richmond’s youth development efforts.
City of Richmond, CA
With eCivis' grants management software, we can answer questions from the council or the management team about grants without spending days trying to find the right person in the right department. Instead of gathering masses of data, we simply have "grants at a glance".
City of Fort Worth, TX
eCivis is the best grants program by far. It has much better functionality than other programs on the market.
Family &Children Services
Tulsa County, OK
eCivis makes my job easier.
Senior Management Analyst
Santa Clara County, CA
eCivis gives me everything I need in one place. The advance notices particularly help us prepare, so we have the programs and processes in place when grants are officially announced. Often the deadlines are quick, and we could miss the opportunities otherwise.
Grant Coordinator, Sheriff's Department
Tulsa County, OK
Having eCivis saves me at least 75% of the time I would otherwise spend locating grants and researching whether Gastonia met the criteria.
City of Gastonia, NC
I don't know how I'd manage my grants without eCivis … It's like having a little grants management angel on my shoulder.
City of Boynton Beach, FL
The efficiency of Grants Network: Research™ beats any manual process we could have. Our return on investment for Grants Network™ surpasses other products or services. It's the best way to cut search time and spend more time writing the proposal for a grant.
City of Asheville, NC
Your notification about DOJ's JAG award saved the day for us. This is a $6.2 million award for us. We made the deadline, and couldn't have done so without your notification.
City of Chicago, IL
If it weren't for eCivis, we wouldn't have any new grant money coming in. It simply wouldn't be possible for us to do the research. The search feature and summaries save 90% of the time we used to spend going through each grant.
City of Avondale, AZ
eCivis worked with us to deliver a system that really thinks of everything. I am consistently impressed with the effort, ability, and knowledge of eCivis.
City of Boynton Beach, FL