SmartyGrants was born in the digital age; it's not an old piece of technology that's been re-tooled for new realities, it's been built on a backbone of knowledge of real experience and current and emerging best practices in grants administration as new tools have emerged.
SmartyGrants is now the most-used grantmaking system in Australia (with a growing international presence, especially in New Zealand). The system manages the flow of hundreds of millions of dollars in grants annually and handles more than 350,000 forms per year (a figure that's growing all the time). SmartyGrants meets (and usually exceeds) all grantmaker software industry benchmarks.
The solution works because it's designed, built and maintained by people who know both grantmaking and technology – that's a powerful combination.
As a result, it's trusted by some of Australia and New Zealand's largest and most risk-averse grantmakers.
Key points to note:
It's dynamic. SmartyGrants is configurable to your business processes. New functionality is added constantly in consultation with the evolving needs of our diverse community of energetic grantmakers.
It's intuitive. Our intuitive design makes it easy for novices to get up to speed and experts to get the most out of the solution.
It's end-to-end. SmartyGrants provides a practical solution for real-life grantmaking problems, from application to acquittal.
It's stable. SmartyGrants is backed by Our Community, one of Australia's oldest and most successful social enterprises.
It's evolutionary as well as revolutionary. SmartyGrants is overseen by a leading team of social-impact IT developers. It's part of an integrated suite of socially useful tech solutions that is evolving all the time.
It's accessible. SmartyGrants is a cloud-based solution so there's no need for servers or internal IT support. It's ready to use immediately (we can have you up in running and ready to accept applications within just a few days).
It's helpful. We provide free tech support (we are real people, based in Australia, and we answer our emails, and the phone!). Free training is provided as part of your year one Annual Access Fee. Additional help and implementation services are available for customers with complex needs.
It's affordable. SmartyGrants is priced to suit most budgets (see here). Users pay an Annual Access Fee, giving you the flexibility to exit if and when you need to.