Independent Foundations


It’s an exciting time in philanthropy for independent foundations. The increased visibility and globalization of important human issues allow your organization to make an immediate and/or long-term social impact right in your own backyard or halfway around the world.

In order to effectively support the goals of your foundation, it is critically important to organize, streamline and simplify your giving process, from proposal receipt through post-grant evaluations and closure. MicroEdge provides independent foundations with the tools and technologies to support your foundation, connecting people and processes to maximize and extend your reach and impact. MicroEdge solutions can help you:

  • Make sure that your giving is in alignment with your foundation’s goals and mission
  • Streamline your grant giving process, and reduce paper processes to increase efficiency
  • Track all submissions and monitor their progress, so that applicants and grantees are given fair consideration and treated professionally, regardless of their size or philanthropic experience
  • Monitor project and grant status, streamline review schedules, confirm payments, and generate reports on demand
  • Understand and abide by changing governmental regulations and guidelines
  • Maintain transparency with your grantees and other constituents, and communicate effectively with the communities you fund
  • Communicate your mission and accurately report on the meaningful results of your good work—to your board, the community, your grantees and to the public
  • Get the most out of your giving with better ways to analyze, track and measure the results of funded projects
  • Provide a centralized location for all your giving activity, which helps you to build and maintain a secure history and legacy for your foundation

With so many issues that need your attention, it’s important that you have the right systems in place to manage your giving efficiently and effectively. More than 80% of the top foundations have partnered with MicroEdge to do exactly that—maybe it’s time for you to join them.

Executive Directors; Trustees; Board Members
  • • Gain instant access to critical grants data
  • • Quickly run elegant presentation-quality reports, graphs and summary documents, making review and decision making easier
  • • See just the information you need to see, the way you want to see it
Financial Officers
  • • Manage finances and promote transparency in fiscal matters
  • • Plan and manage all aspects of budget, monitor payments due, develop cash-flow projections and ensure smooth year-end reporting and auditing
Grants Managers / Administrators
  • • Monitor projects and grants, streamline review schedules, check payments and create accurate reports in seconds
  • • Directly communicate with grantees and effectively partner with all stakeholders
  • • Control what others in your organization can see and have access to
Program Officers
  • • Manage multiple projects and a busy schedule with a single system, while saving time on proposal evaluations, grant description preparation and project monitoring
  • • Permits access to assigned proposals conveniently via the web
  • • Log in from virtually anywhere, review proposals and supporting documents and submit feedback online
  • • Enable easy but thorough, uniform and focused online applications with instant confirmation of receipt
  • • Better collaboration and communication with grantees, helping you to form stronger relationships