BDT Receives $60,000 Grant from the Leo & Peggy Pierce Family Foundation
Philadelphia, May 17, 2018 – Benefits Data Trust (BDT) is excited to announce that it has received a two-year, $60,000 grant from the Leo & Peggy Pierce Family Foundation to provide person-centered benefit enrollment assistance to eligible seniors in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties. This is the fourth consecutive year that BDT has received funding from the Foundation, which seeks to end hunger and food insecurity in the Philadelphia five-county region.
“We are grateful to the Pierce Foundation for their unwavering support,” said Ginger Zielinskie, BDT’s President & CEO. “This renewal will aid in our efforts to help our most vulnerable neighbors access the benefits and services they are eligible for.”
Since 2005, BDT has completed more than 128,000 benefit enrollments for low-income individuals and families in the Philadelphia five-county region, securing more than $84 million in benefits last year alone to help pay for groceries, shelter, healthcare, and other essential services.
“The Foundation is thrilled to be able to support BDT’s strategic and highly effective work,” said Daphne Rowe, Executive Director of the Leo & Peggy Pierce Family Foundation. “We were lucky to find a partner who delivers consistently and helps so many people in our region.”
This continued funding will allow BDT to connect additional seniors to the benefits they need to help them achieve better health and age in place with dignity.
About Benefits Data Trust
Benefits Data Trust (BDT) is a not-for-profit organization committed to transforming how individuals in need access essential benefits and services. BDT envisions an efficient, cost-effective health and human services system that proactively connects individuals and families to the supports they need so that people are healthier and more economically secure, and communities are stronger. Since inception in 2005, BDT has helped over 650,000 individuals apply for benefits, securing more than $7 billion to help them better afford the cost of food, shelter, heat, healthcare, and other services.