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Fast Facts

– Secure platform directing community donations to families facing short-term financial crises

– 501c3 founded in 2019 and launched in September 2020, with support from key awards and partnerships including:
       – UpPrize 
       – AlphaLab

– Founded by an experienced child welfare administrator and guided by a diverse Board of Directors and Advisory Committee to meet three goals:

1.) Protect children by relieving the stress that caregivers face in financial crises

2.) Give families an opportunity to ask for the help they need and avoid more costly interventions

3.) Give donors a clear, trustworthy means of helping their community members’ real needs in real time

 

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In the News

ALPHALAB

Meet: Kim Eckel, founder of Footbridge for
Families
Jan. 5, 2021

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PITTSBURGH BUSINESS TIMES

Duquesne University reveals semifinalists at Venture Challenge
Nov. 25, 2020

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PITTSBURGH BUSINESS TIMES

Pittsburgh-based Footbridge for Families launches funding platform
Sept. 3, 2020

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PITTSBURGH TECHNOLOGY COUNCIL

TECHVIBE RADIO – Business as Usual: How do you invest in women+?
Aug. 28, 2020

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PITTSBURGH BUSINESS TIMES

Charitable funding startup wins UpPrize pitch competition
Mar. 6, 2020

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PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE

Tech site that provides money, help to families in crisis wins UpPrize competition
Mar. 5, 2020

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NEXT PITTSBURGH

5 finalists announced in the UpPrize Social Innovation Challenge
Jan. 31, 2020

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