The support is incredible. The CommunitySuite staff is extremely responsive. I can email them and just know they’re going to get back to us, and it doesn’t slow your workflow at all. You can just keep moving on with your day and whatever you’re working on knowing you have the support.”Lisa Maitland, Office Manager, Community Foundation of Snohomish County
A Focus on Community Foundations
Foundant’s mission is “To help maximize the philanthropic communities’ impact.” If this sounds familiar, it’s because this is much like the mission of every community foundation within their local community. Every community foundation spans the breadth of needs within the philanthropic sector. You work with nonprofits to raise funds while also raising funds yourself. You work with donors by helping them find causes and organizations they care about. And, you work with community leaders and local government workers to improve your community for future generations.
Every day, community foundations tackle the problems facing philanthropy in local, but relevant ways. We see our work with community foundations as providing incredible insights on how we can provide technology to make philanthropy run better. Community foundations are much more than a market to pursue for us. You are our partners in making the world a better place, one community at a time.
At Foundant, we are proud of our employees and our culture. In 2014, 2015 and 2016 we were ranked on Outside Magazine’s list of the 100 Best Places to Work. We value and empower our employees so they can do the right thing. The number one criteria we consider when interviewing, is if a candidate fits our culture. You see, the number one value here is to treat others as you would want to be treated. This value is a simple thing to say – but much harder to follow and live by. Sometimes “doing the right thing” takes more effort and requires you to not just look at short term gains, but instead do what’s best for the client (and therefore us) in the long run. These are the people we hire and who you interact with at Foundant.
The best way to determine if we are the right partner to help you manage your community foundation is to listen to our clients. With over 140 community foundations as clients, it is easy to find those who will vouch for our proven history in listening to clients and in continuing to build a product that delivers great value while maintaining a focus on ease of use. They recognize our commitment to providing an uncommon level of support and dedication to their success. We understand what our clients do to help the world, their communities and important causes – and we are happy to play our part in making your organization operate as efficiently as possible to successfully fulfill your mission.