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Grant Connect is easy and comprehensive, so you can can target the right funding prospects quickly. You’ll spend less time finding donors and have more proposals accepted. 

Grant Connect is phenomenal! It is a really easy to use and comprehensive service.~Ian Michael Smith, MM, Annual Giving Specialist, Canadian Cancer Society, Alberta/NWT Division


Thousands of funders

You’ll be amazed at how many prospects you find after just a few simple clicks. With Grant Connect you can research over 10,000 Canadian foundations, 550 corporate giving programs, more than 300 government grantors, 120 American foundations that make grants to Canadian organizations, as well as more than 200 other kinds of grant opportunities.

Grant Connect Funder Search Result


Easy-to-use search tools

We make sophisticated research look simple. Explore our comprehensive database of funders using four search tools: the Funder Search, Quick Look-up, Gift Explorer, and People Seeker. Use the Funder Search tool to find prospects based on thousands of search criteria, including 500 specific causes, 7,000 cities and towns, and 31 types of support.  Refine your results further using many advanced options like your preferred type of funder, upcoming deadlines, gift size, and keywords. Find out who is giving to who with the Gift Explorer, where you can search over 770,000 grant records, totaling $28.1 billion dollars in giving.

Grant Connect Gift Explorer


Detailed and accurate information

At Imagine Canada, our research team is not interested in doing the bare minimum. Grant Connect is a one-stop-shop for information, compiling everything you need to know about each funder. Read descriptions for each grant program, multiple years of financial and giving history, detailed application guidelines, biographies for decision makers, and so much more. 

Our information is updated daily by our expert research team – all of whom have fundraising experience – using multiple data sources. We know what useful data looks like. In addition, we ask funders to confirm everything for accuracy and to supplement our data with exclusive information. You get the inside scoop on funding opportunities that are not available anywhere else. 

The accuracy of the funder information in Grant Connect is so good that I can rely on it 100%. ~Kimberly Bailey, Director of Advancement, St. Michael’s College School

Grant Connect Funder Detailed Profile


Visualized and analyzed data 

There is such a thing as too much information. Throughout Grant Connect, data is auto-magically summarized so you can make quick decisions about funding prospects and get on with your day. Charts and maps display historical donation information in a quick to read format. Your search results tell you which funders are your best matches and which have the best ability to give. Instant summaries in the Gift Explorer provide insight into how much funding is available for the projects you’re working on. 

Grant Connect Map View search result


Track and share research with your team

Organize your prospective funders with a set of easy-to-use relationship management tools. Track and manage each prospect from when you first identify them all the way to your successful stewardship of a grant. Your subscription allows multiple users to have access to your account. Any information you save is immediately shared with your team. Collaboration becomes a breeze!

Grant Connect my pipeline


Excellent user support

Need assistance? We provide free, unlimited training by phone or email. We’ll ensure you’re making the most of the search tools, provide tips for better prospect management, and help you unearth amazing funding opportunities.

The customer service is top-notch with excellent response times” ~Melissa Schnarr, Grant Writer, Northwest London Resource Centre. 


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Our National Partners

  • great west life
  • Lawson Foundation
  • Muttart Foundation
  • RBC Foundation
  • Suncor
  • TD Bank
  • investors group

Learn more about our National Partners and other supporters.

Charitable Registration Number: 119218790 RR0001