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What subscribers say

Julie Brown, Manager, Major Gifts, Dignitas International

I find it is a very easy resource, with excellent information and creates a pipeline that I can share with my team to review my work.

Jason Wagar, CFRE, Senior Manager, Individual Giving & Foundations, Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF)

This is a terrific service!”

Jenny Morrow, Development Manager, Canadian Down Syndrome Society

I can’t believe how much information I have been able to learn about obscure funders that I never would have heard of otherwise. One of my staff researched possible online databases and Grant Connect came out WAY in front of another, which is a great deal more expensive. I would tell any charity that as long as they can commit the staff time, a subscription to Grant Connect is extremely worthwhile.”

Rachel Truant, Senior Development Officer, Geneva Centre for Autism Foundation

It is superior to other systems I’ve used, but at a more reasonable cost. Very user friendly.”

Kristine Cassie, CEO, YWCA Lethbridge & District

The knowledge of the Imagine Canada staff is rather exceptional. Timely reply’s, professional, and approachable. I love (stress the love part) the monthly newsletter - this has been very useful and saves on time in searching out the grants that are upcoming in the months ahead. Grant Connect is a very organized program with easy to maneuver web technology. Well worth the investment.”

Patti Pilon, Director of Giving at The Salvation Army Toronto Grace Health Centre

Grant Connect lists comprehensive information for each prospect. Everything I need to know is there.”

Jerry Brunen, Executive Director, Western Sky Land Trust Society

It is a clearing house for diverse and sometimes difficult- to- obtain information about potential funders.”

Pam Murray, Prospect Researcher, Mount Sinai Hospital Foundation of Toronto

Grant Connect provides information on deadlines and application process that I’m not able to find elsewhere.”

Ewart Newton, Vice President of Development, JUMP Math

I use Grant Connect as my is my “go-to” service for information about foundations in Canada. Its design fits how I choose to work enabling me to do initial research, save and re-use information, and add to it from other sources. It is a rich resource and a time-saver.”

Sara Ly, Director of Strategic Partnerships, Missing Children Society of Canada

We got super excited navigating through the funder search noting all of the opportunities to engage with corporations, foundations and government agencies that align with our objectives. The database is user-friendly, resourceful and up-to-date which is above par compared to other databases.”

Joyce Peats, Specialist, Corporate and Foundation Development, Arthritis Society

I’ve been using Imagine Canada’s database for over 15 years at different organizations as a key member of Fund Development teams. The profiles are updated often and, personally, the best feature identifies prospects who do not accept unsolicited funding requests which decreased the number of proposals returned. Imagine Canada allows me to save time and use my time more efficiently. The profile format is user friendly and easy to understand. Using Imagine Canada as a resource has helped The Arthritis Society to build new relationships with organizations interested in supporting our cause. We have just extended our subscription nationally.”

Marlene Quinton, Coordinator of Development, DeafBlind Ontario Services

Love this search engine! It’s easy to use and finds results.”

Cristina Naccarato, Development Coordinator, Prospect Research & Strategy, Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO)

The simple design of Grant Connect is very intuitive and easy to navigate.”

Jennifer Wilson, Director of Development, L’Arche Toronto

I find the filtering application of Grant Connect excellent. I have also used another database which didn’t compare at all, was lacking in many ways and less robust. I also appreciate that Grant Connect tries to keep information as current as possible and is continually updating funder files”

Ian Michael Smith, Canadian Cancer Society, Alberta/NWT Division

Grant Connect is phenomenal! It is a really easy to use and comprehensive service.”

Becky Rossi, Director of Communications and Strategic Development, PLAN Toronto

Grant Connect’s Funder Search tool has been instrumental in helping PLAN Toronto to identify and target funders whose goals and interests most closely align with our work. This has not only saved us valuable time that we can redirect to supporting families with a relative with a disability, but has also enabled us to secure much-needed funds to increase our reach and impact.”

Nicki Inch, Fund Developer, YWCA Niagara Region

It is easy to use, informative, effective and I’ve been able to obtain many grants as a result of using Grant Connect.”

Jan Vicars, Community Development Coordinator, Alzheimer Society of Oxford

It’s easy to search for the right foundations when applying for funding for a certain project. I like the Pipeline - great to keep track of the various foundations I’m researching or applying to.”

Kimberley Bailey, Director of Advancement, St. Michael’s College School

The accuracy of the funder information in Grant Connect is so good that I can rely on it 100%.”

Sandra Pimpao, Director, Development & Communications, The Jane Goodall Institute of Canada

Data is up to date and accurate. Grant Connect is reliable.”

Bob Cottrell, President, All-Together Affordable Housing Corporation

We are an all-volunteer charitable housing agency with no paid staff so Grant Connect is an invaluable tool in terms of efficiency of time spent on searching!”

Dianne LaRocque, President, Cavalier Riding Club

Cavalier Riding Club provides therapeutic riding on an annual budget of only $20,000. A couple of months ago we started using Grant Connect at a library. As a result of one of the foundation grant applications made, we recently received good news that we were granted $4800 to go towards putting in a compostable toilet at the barn. Much needed, especially for the riders. Every penny we raise will assist us in our overhead of keeping the horses and barn in good order, as well as going towards certification for our coaching staff in order to grow and serve more riders.”

Melissa Schnarr, Grant Writer, Northwest London Resource Centre

The customer service is top-notch with excellent response times”

Elka Yarlowe, President and CEO, Access to Music Foundation

Grant Connect has been a great tool and I would hate to lose it!”

Tim Jones, Director of Development, Community Home Assistance to Seniors (CHATS)

It’s a pleasure to continue our membership with Imagine Canada and to also be affiliated with the Grant Connect service, which I resource frequently. You do great work and are a great resource to charities like mine.”

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