ReligionFuller Theological Seminary
Director of Foundation Relations
"Thanks, again, for making this great service available. FoundationSearch is my definite go-to resource for foundation relations-I can't imagine being without it!"
ReligionFriends With Jesus Inc.
"The services offered by Metasoft / Foundation Search has opened the door to thousands of new program dollars for our small non-profit ministry which includes an afterschool and summer program for at-risk and underprivileged youth, a temporary housing program for women and their children, and a social enterprise that puts our clients back into the work force. The data provided allows us to quickly filter through which foundations are and are not interested in partnering with the work we do. It also provides us with information on who the decision makers are within each foundation in order to re-connect or build new personal relationships. If applied diligently, this system will definately advance your non-profit in the connections needed to grow your income and build the relationships that are essential to sustain the life changing work you do."
ReligionReach the World Ministries Inc.
"The vision of our nonprofit far exceeded our checkbook so I began to explore various avenues for funding. I have always been aware that there is money available to nonprofits. In particular, organizations that supply grant money and foundations who make it their business to support and supply organizations with funding to do what they do. I did not have the slightest idea of how to obtain these resources or what we must do as a nonprofit organization to receive this funding. I was contacted by a representative of Metasoft Systems Inc. and was made aware of their huge database of foundations and companies who supply funding to nonprofits. I felt that this was a great opportunity to put our organization in a position to receive more funding for our ministry.
The cost of access to their data initially seems quite high but in my opinion, if we receive one grant to our organization it would more than cover the cost of access to Metasoft's information and anything after that is gravy! We decided to take the plunge and make the investment in our future and have begun the process to position ourselves to receive funding for our projects and programs. Starting from scratch and knowing NOTHING about grant writing or submitting grant proposals, we are now 7 months into our membership. We have gained an amazing amount of information in regards to foundations that supply and support nonprofit organizations.
There are literally tens of thousands of foundations and corporations that supply funding for nonprofit ministries such as ours. Metasoft's database is filled with minute details that enable us to zero in on who and what will be a good fit and potentially fund our organization. We have enough data for potential contacts and funders that will literally keep us busy for years to come. These funds are essentially available for the asking but you must know HOW to ask and you must know WHO to ask.
The educational courses that Metasoft provides with their membership are worth the cost of the membership. With their service, they provide college level courses in grant writing. In a few months we went from literally knowing nothing about grants and grant writing to a place now where we can with confidence write letters of inquiry, a case for support, grant proposals, etc.
THIS IS NOT FREE MONEY OR A GET RICH QUICK SCHEME. It will take time to position yourself to receive the funding that is out there and available. It is a big investment for a small nonprofit such as ours but if one is interested in growing a nonprofit and expanding its reach, I believe an investment in metasoft will pay dividends for years to come. One must count the cost. If you are willing to take the time to educate yourself and grow, the investment is well worth it. If you invest with not only your money but also invest your time and educate yourself, Metasoft has everything you will need to grow your nonprofit and begin to do what you have always wanted to do - and that is make a difference, make an impact on this world in a big way.
As of yet we have not submitted any letters of inquiry or made any grant proposals. We are still educating ourselves. But with the knowledge base that Metasoft has provided, we will increase our ministry reach and effectiveness and they have given us the resources to pursue our vision and keep us busy for years to come. If you make the investment, do not let it go to waste. Educate yourself, think through on what you really want to accomplish and make a huge dent in the problems and difficulties of our world."
ReligionArchdiocese of San Francisco
Office of Development
San Francisco, California
"I find myself appreciating FoundationSearch the more I use it. Other similar products I've used were not as useful or intuitive - and I have found the customer support is extremely helpful at Metasoft Systems; they have done much to help me. When I am with my colleagues I share how FoundationSearch is a great resource for my fund raising work. FoundationSearch saves me time and I have come to depend on it as my initial and primary resource"
ReligionThe Jesuits of the New Orleans Province
Director of Grants
New Orleans, Louisiana
"We're very happy with FoundationSearch. We started our membership just before Hurricane Katrina, and I don't know what we would have done without it-it helped us raise $7.5 million to assist in the rebuilding efforts of several member agencies. It was also a great help that we were able to access the membership from any computer, because after Katrina flooded our offices we had to work from our evacuation locations for months-family members' homes, public terminals and other locations. I'm always telling other organizations that they need FoundationSearch-there is simply no comparison with other resources."
Director, Foundations & Corporate Relations
Colorado Springs, Colorado
"I am new to the foundation research game, and frankly, I was intimidated by the prospect. But Foundation Search America has made my introduction to research easy and productive. Our organization subscribes to a couple of research engines, but Foundation Search is definitely my favorite. I am learning new ways to use the site almost daily, and I appreciate the personal assistance that the staff has provided me. Thanks for helping a research novice succeed!"
Foundations Relations Manager
"I wish that we could sign a contract FOREVER! I turn to Foundation Search for all my prospecting and research needs. Additionally, the My Prospect Manager keeps me organized and produces excellent reports for me to share with clients. My Calls keeps me on track with follow ups. I am grateful to have access to such a complete tool."