Amplify your mission and maximize your impact. Accomplish your highest potential with software solutions for community foundations, independent and family foundations, and other charitable funds.

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These leading foundations and others around the world use Blackbaud to ensure their success.
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Connecting a thriving community of funders and nonprofits to ignite impact.


Community Foundations

Accomplish the mission of your community foundation or charitable fund with the tools you need to secure funding, steward it effectively, and grant it strategically:

  • Relationship Management and Donor Engagement
  • Donor Stewardship
  • Donor Acquisition
  • Community Engagement
  • Fund Accounting
  • Investment Management
  • Grants Management and Outcomes
  • Analytics
  • Donor Fund Management


Independent and Family Foundations

Drive your family foundation or corporate foundation impact effectively with the right tools for grantmaking, compliance, and collaboration with grantees. Accomplish your mission with tools that guide strategic partnerships, including:

  • Grants Management and Outcomes
  • Collaboration Tools for Multiple Stakeholders
  • Relationship Management
  • Fiscal Stewardship
  • Analytics
  • Planning and Budgeting
  • Community Engagement

There's never been a better time to be a part of our community.


grant applications submitted through Blackbaud Grantmaking in 2017


raised, granted, and invested in their programming by our customers each year.


in grants awarded by Blackbaud Grantmaking customers in 2017.

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Purpose-built to drive digital transformation for philanthropic communities.




Connect your foundation and your supported communities with a consistent user experience and insightful data.

  • Payment Services

    Payment Services

    • Merchant Services
    • Direct Debit Processing
    • Mobile Payments
  • Financial Management

    Financial Management

    • Fund Accounting
    • Investment Accounting
    • Endowment Management
    • Planning and Budgeting
  • Fundraising and Relationship Management

    Fundraising and Relationship Management

    • Prospect and Donor Management
    • Peer-to-Peer Fundraising
    • Online Giving
    • Special Campaigns
    • Major Gifts
    • Matching Gifts
  • Social Responsibility

    Social Responsibility

    • Sponsorship
    • Employee Giving and Matching Gifts
    • Volunteer Management
  • Grant and Award Management

    Grant and Award Management

    • Grantmaking
    • Scholarships and Awards
    • Outcomes
    • Impact Reporting
    • Grantor-Grantee Collaboration
    • Multi-Fund Administration
  • Marketing and Engagement

    Marketing and Engagement

    • Email Marketing and Automation
    • Direct Mail
    • Social Engagement and Influencers
    • Event Management
  • Analytics


    • Data Modeling
    • Data Health Services
    • Benchmarking
    • Executive Reporting
    • Outcomes and Impact Measurement

Technology that Powers Transparency and Results-Focused Giving

Today’s demands on foundations require transparency, results-focused giving, and a collaborative environment. Your technology should support these needs and drive your processes, relationships, and goals forward in an intuitive and easy-to-use way.

Blackbaud’s purpose-built solutions enable your foundation to:

Maximize your impact

  • Find and fund the right grant partners
  • Amplify your mission and communicate your story
  • Leverage data and insight to drive your strategy

Build and strengthen relationships

  • Join the largest network of foundations and nonprofits in the world
  • Connect through a modern, consistent, and intuitive user experience
  • Promote your legacy through shared engagement

Work efficiently and effectively

  • Accomplish more with a single partner and a platform designed for you
  • Streamline processes and workflows
  • Ensure accountability for stewardship and compliance

No other partner can connect a thriving community of funders and nonprofits to drive impact like Blackbaud.

Blackbaud's technology helps us improve efficiencies that save time, and time saved translates into measurable impact for dogs — and their people.”

Solutions for Foundations

Drive collaboration and effectiveness by engaging your grantees and other community partners.

Fund Accounting

Process payments and donations with one tool, manage donor-advised funds, and provide an exceptional donor experience.

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Achieve stronger connections and drive deeper engagement with donors and grantees.

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Benefit from a configurable grantmaking solution and manage grants and scholarships in one place.

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Drive smarter decisions for your staff and board with better data.

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Educate your donors, recipients, and community about your impact.

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Resources for Foundations


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Accounting for the Full Cost of Impactful Programs

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