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Footbridge for Families, Inc.

Monroeville, PA | https://afootbridge.org
Joined in May 2021

About Us

Footbridge for Families is a secure platform that directs community donations to families facing short-term financial crises. Our goals are to 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; and 3.) give donors a clear, trustworthy means of helping their community members’ real needs in real time.

Footbridge harnesses the desire of those who seek to give and directs it, as efficiently as possible, to the most time-sensitive financial needs that families face. The organization fills a crucial gap in our society’s prevention landscape by acknowledging that a short-term financial crisis can lead to exponentially worse circumstances and offers a solution to the financial challenges that families face. This model diverges from today’s dominant paradigm in which tax-dollars and donations meant for families in need are filtered through several levels of intermediaries and directed toward services that professionals have deemed worthwhile, rather than directly to needs and solutions offered by families themselves.

Footbridge for Families is a secure platform that directs community donations to families facing short-term financial crises. Our goals are to 1.) protect children by relieving the stress that caregivers face in financial crises; 2.) give…

Issue Areas Include

  • Children & Youth
  • Civic Engagement
  • Family
  • Poverty

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