Case Studies

Read about some of the innovative ways in which eCivis clients have benefited from our grants management software and services. If you're a grant professional looking to increase your organization's grant funding and visibility with your grant activities, look to us as your one-stop source.

Transparency Achieved
Industry: Local Government

As departments began to upload documents to the system, the grants administrator and finance department staff began to see that there were outstanding reports due.

With Grants Network, new grants personnel or finance staff will not have to dig through paper files and notes to try and re-create what their predecessor did. With all of the information organized ... they will be able to hit the ground running.

— Matt Hanson, Grants Administrator, City of Goodyear, AZ
50% More Time to Apply
Industry: Local Government

The City increased communication among departments, improved leadership visibility into departmental activities, formalized the grant approval and reporting process, and trained departmental staff in project creation and grant acquisition.

Now, with eCivis facilitating communications and collaboration, all the departments are looking at the same information and following the same procedures.

— Sally Basurto, Grants Administrator, City of San Antonio
Grants Used as Alternative Funding for Projects and Local Community-Based Organizations
Industry: Local Government

The County's grant writer and consultant uses eCivis as his primary grant research tool, and the County and community organizations are less dependent on the general fund budget.

eCivis was recommend by the review team based on its rating and the fact that the team didn’t find any other sources that were as robust as eCivis Grants Network.

— Christina Rivera, Grant Resources Coordinator
Centralized Grant Activities
Industry: Local Government

Located 20 miles southwest of the metro Phoenix area, the City of Maricopa experienced a housing boom shorty after incorporation in 2003. The City grew by over 4,000 percent to more than 43,000 residents in 2010. Nestled between two Native American communities, Maricopa works with both communities as partners on projects.

Honestly, having eCivis for a long period of time and working with the same client associates over the years has really made them feel like family when I call and have a question. Now that is the true sense of customer service and the #1 reason why we continue to use eCivis.

— Mary Witkofski, Grants Manager, Maricopa, AZ
Increases Grant Awards by 204%
Industry: Local Government

With eCivis, grant awards rose 204% and the time Norfolk spent searching for grants was virtually eliminated. Community-based organizations began to understand the entire grants process better and were more successful in pursuing funding opportunities.

By educating non-profits about funding opportunities, eCivis has directly impacted the quality of life for Norfolk residents by allowing our community based organizations to provide services not available without funding from new sources... Overall, we've seen a 204% increase in grant awards to the city of Norfolk and our community based organizations using eCivis.

— Janet Williams, City Auditor, Norfolk, VA
An Early Head Start for the Children of Lima, OH
Industry: Nonprofit

eCivis spoke with Michael Hayden, Director of Community Impact for the United Way of Greater Lima, Ohio, about the impact that eCivis grant writer Linda Butler had on the community.

We are most excited by the Early Head Start grant, as it will allow for over 80 additional children to benefit from critically needed services which otherwise could not be provided.

— Michael Hayden, Director of Community Impact
Time Saved Researching Grants
Industry: Local Government

The City of Apache Junction saved 10 - 15 hours per week researching grant opportunities, resulting in less rushing and better project planning.

eCivis provided an outlet for [Apache Junction] to seek and find grants easily. The ability to search in one location ... reduced the research time and missed grant opportunities.

— Heather Patel, Grants Coordinator
Centralized Organization Between Departments and Locations
Industry: Tribal Grants

Using eCivis’ Grants Network, Osage Nation’s Office of Strategic Planning & Grants Management turned to eCivis to provide tracking and reporting software, as well as a user-friendly research database to efficiently locate grants.

[The] software eCivis provides is a very functional and user-friendly tool that addresses the need to maintain grant information.

— Penny Gann-Bradford, Compliance Manager
Doubles Grant Awards and Applies for Critical Highway Funding
Industry: Local Government

Avondale doubled the dollar value of grants received in its first two years using eCivis, and they collaborated with the Arizona Department of Transportation to apply for a $1.5 million grant to improve traffic flow.

Using eCivis… has really enhanced collaboration between our city and the state.

— Janeen Gaskins, Grants Administrator, Avondale, AZ