Once you create a project, Instrumentl continuously searches for active grant opportunities and funders that match your program area needs using our smart matching algorithm.
We have over 200,000 funders and 10,000 active opportunities for nonprofits, making us the most comprehensive source of funding opportunities for nonprofits.
Give your organization the comprehensive intelligent grant search tool it deserves.
Get detailed foundation profiles to cut down time spent researching foundations. Strategically evaluate new and existing funders by spotting big-picture trends such as new grantees, geographical giving, grant sizes, and giving by category.
Use the time you save to apply to even more grants. Nonprofits that use Instrumentl increase grant applications 78% within their first year.
Get everyone in your organization on the same page. We work for teams of all sizes, small and large. Create notes, update statuses, and set up tasks to keep you (and your team) on track for submission. Make customizable PDF or CSV reports for team and board meetings in seconds to increase organizational accountability.
Keep your team in sync, without needing to call the extra meeting.
Let Instrumentl be your personal grant assistant. Get notified weekly on all your upcoming saved grant deadlines, as well as when funders update a grant deadline.
Count on our Tracker to serve as your single source of truth for any grant opportunity your team is working on.
Instrumentl helps you be more strategic with your annual grants calendar. Use features like Recipient Profiles to look up who funded similar nonprofits to identify new funders to build long-term relationships with. Plan ahead for the renewals of all your current funders (and past applications) with our multi-year tracking.
Give your nonprofit the power to plan years ahead and easily zoom out to see the big picture at any point in time.
Start applying to 1.5X more grants by working smarter, not harder
We just received our first gift as a result of using Instrumentl. That's $10,000 in funds from using the tool this year so far. Our grant applications are double over what we have done in previous years due to finding funders that are a good match for us. Our grant writer is thrilled with the tool and says she is busier than ever and likes it!
Intrumentl is KEY
Instrumentl approached our organization in early 2020 and pitched their platform to me. It didn't take long to recognize that it was a valuable tool that was easy to navigate. We've applied for over 100 grants throughout the pandemic and Instrumentl has made it SO EASY to find, categorize, organize, and distribute that grant writing workload. I honestly can't say enough good about it. If you're looking for an intuitive platform that can help your team facilitate the grant-seeking/grant application process, look no further.
This is the best tool for finding & organizing grants that are a fit for our non-profit. I used to hire someone to do research but now I can do it on my own with Instrumentl AND Instrumentl automatically reminds me of deadlines. Instrumentl is a BIG DEAL!
One of the things I love about Instrumentl is that it cuts down the amount of time I spend researching foundations. Every name I’ve plugged in to its “search” feature so far has popped up with a list of past grants and easy access to 990’s. It’s also made it very easy to share this information with my boss with a built in email sharing function. I wish I had more time to use it the way it was intended – that is to say as a means of finding new grant opportunities and tracking progress. Until that day comes, it has been very helpful to have a user-friendly database of information at my fingertips.
Rich Resource and Platform for Managing Institutional Funding
Instrumentl works for us beautifully on two levels. First, it identifies opportunities for funding specific projects and our organization as a whole. It has become our primary research engine. Just as importantly, it does a wonderful job of keeping us organized in our institutional funding efforts, tracking by date and project so that we can open the platform and get right to work.
Gamechanger for nonprofit fundraising
Instrumentl - the BEST place to find opportunities & take your organization to the next level!!!
Instrumentl makes the complexity of seeking out and finding well-aligned funding opportunities so easy! The first time I used Instrumentl, I was trying to find potential funders for multiple complex projects/programs for our organization's affiliates in Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Nebraska, West Virginia, and our hospitals, and under an incredibly intense time crunch. At the time, I was using another well-known search engine but was so stressed out and frustrated realizing that I was looking at a multi-day, possibly multi-week, search and deliver, and would not be able to meet my deadline. I knew there had to be something better, so I found Instrumentl and their 14-day free trial and tried it. WOW!! Through Instrumentl, I was able to accomplish in 6 hours...SIX HOURS...what would have taken days or weeks with the other search engine. I absolutely LOVED Instrumentl so much on that very first try, that I called them and asked if I could be a beta-test customer for their upgrades and any new services. I no longer stress out when met tight deadline challenges because I know without a doubt that Instrumentl has my back!!!
I'm very impressed with Instrumentl. I can now have all grant information in one place. Not only do I receive a massive amount of new matches on our projects, I can also see deadlines and pipeline status at a glance. It's been great to share the load with teammates through the platform and stay organized.
Nonprofits typically use us to bring everything related to institutional fundraising to one place. Instrumentl helps nonprofits bring grant prospecting, tracking and management to one place.
We work off the concept of a project, which is a "workspace" with two components: a saved search and saved grants. With projects, nonprofits are able to easily stay organized on every key grant fundraising effort.
We serve nonprofits of all sizes. That said, we often find nonprofits with 501c3 status and at least 90K in operating revenue succeed most with our platform.
The reason for this is most nonprofits who’ve reached this stage typically:
(a) have either validated grants as a viable funding pathway and are looking to scale their grantseeking or
(b) are ready to invest in seriously exploring grants and have the capacity to do so.
Pricing starts at $149/month when paid annually for the Basic Plan.
We also offer higher-tiered plans that help you further accelerate your institutional fundraising efforts. For example, our Standard Plan includes Foundation Discovery, Advanced Funder Insights, and Recipient Profiles. These features help you find even more good fit funders who may not have active grant opportunities, quickly analyze funder trends from 990 data, and reverse search who is funding a nonprofit to find more good fit funders faster.
To learn more, check out our pricing page here.
All of our customers are nonprofits or grant writing consultants who serve nonprofits! As such, our pricing is our nonprofit pricing.
Absolutely! Just create your account and your first project. Then, you’ll be able to import your existing grant tracker into Instrumentl.
In the case where you have a lot of opportunities, you may find our template here helpful. Our team will be on standby to help you make sure everything is imported to your liking.
We’re glad you asked! Instrumentl differentiates itself with its ability to bring grant prospecting, tracking and management to one place. Most alternatives will only cover one of these three aspects.
Our team has created some helpful deep-dives comparing Instrumentl to common tools here: