Curious what makes Instrumentl different from other grant tools?

Instrumentl is the only institutional fundraising tool that brings prospecting, tracking and management to one place. Its intuitive, easy-to-use platform keeps you focused on the big picture: winning more grants.

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8 Things That Only Instrumentl Can Do

There are some similarities in functionality between Instrumentl and alternatives like Foundation Directory Online, FoundationSearch or GrantHub, which can make it hard to compare to choose the best tool for you. So instead of focusing on what's similar, we thought we'd share the unique things you can do with Instrumentl.


Automagical deadline reminders & updates

Get weekly emails with all your upcoming saved grant deadlines, including opportunities previously won and lost. Eliminate the need to set up separate calendar reminders in Google Calendar or a separate to do list app. 

List of upcoming grant deadlines

RFP data connected to foundation profiles 

Quickly review active grant opportunities with 990 snapshots and detailed funder insights, all in the same view. With Instrumentl, you no longer need to open and sift through 990 PDFs to find the data you need to assess whether a foundation is a good fit funder.

A funder profile for the Ford Foundation: key financial stats and past grantees by state and year.

Intelligent matching to RFPs & Funders

Get personalized recommendations for foundations based off your project criteria and the award histories of funders. Tell us what you're working on, what types of grants you'd like to see and we'll curate a list of good fit funders in seconds. 

A list of matches to active RFPs and Funders

Tracking with enriched RFP & Funder info

Did a funder you're pursuing change a grant deadline? Instrumentl has you covered. We actively notify you via e-mail whenever funders tweak priorities or deadlines for any RFP you've saved. Our Tracker helps you manage multiple grant efforts in one place.

A project tracker with grant deadlines and statuses.

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Workflow for prospecting efficiently & storing your research

Store notes for yourself or a teammate easily to kickstart your next collaboration. Create and assign tasks to the team or a specific individual to ensure your standard grant proposal process is followed across your organization.

A task list to keep your team on track.

Insights about how to be successful when breaking into a new funder

Our Standard Plan helps you sift through the important parts of 990s to help you easily find new good fit funders. Get insights like giving patterns over multiple years, past grantees by location, openness to new grantees, and average & median grant amounts. 

A chart showing the percentage of grants given to new grantees per year.

Organization by project / saved searches

Most grant tools that help you prospect make you start from scratch each time. With Instrumentl projects, you get saved searches and more. A project is like a workspace with two components: a saved search & your saved grants. Projects typically map to ongoing program areas at an organization. 

A list of projects aka saved searches.

Reports with auto-created links to RFP & Foundation summaries

Create easy-to-read PDF or CSV reports with easy access back to your Tracker to make your next staff or client meeting more productive.

Export the tracker as reports in PDF or CSV form.

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Exactly how is Instrumentl better?

Rather than just tell you we are the best (though we do truly believe that), here's what actual grant professionals in communities on Facebook and on GrantZone are saying about us:

Instrumentl has everything you need in one place (including 990s) and it's organized for you.I've been using Instrumentl for nearly two years and have found myself turning to it more than any of my other grant opportunity/funder search tools.GrantStation vs. Instrumentl? Instrumentl, hands down.
I'm very impressed (with Instrumentl) so far. Support has been super responsive through chat and email.We switched from Foundation Search to Instrumentl at the beginning of the year and my team loves it. It is much more intuitive and user friendly.I have been using Instrumentl for two years now and I find it very user-friendly.Instrumentl has a built-in project management function.

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