Today, more than $80 billion in food, financial aid, healthcare, and other assistance goes untapped. We are committed to closing that gap to reduce hunger and poverty, and build pathways to economic mobility.
Helping people today, modernizing benefits access for tomorrow
Every person should easily receive assistance they are eligible for when they need it. To achieve that, we provide data-driven outreach, online tools, and support in applying over the phone to efficiently connect people to public benefits.
Healthcare entities have a unique opportunity to connect people to benefits that improve health and reduce unnecessary costs. We work with health plans, integrated delivery networks, and other healthcare partners to help their members and patients access assistance programs with ease.
Public Policy & Practice Change
Too often, assistance programs are burdensome for families to access and for government agencies to administer. We help government leaders test and adopt policy and practice solutions that bring more equity and efficiency to benefits access.
Our Historic Impact
households screened since 2005
benefit enrollments achieved
secured in assistance for families nationwide
Together with a national network of partners, we work to influence change and build solutions to provide more dignified, equitable, and efficient benefits access.
Real People, Real Solutions
I was in a car accident that wrecked my business, and [BDT] was able to help me in every aspect of my life. I've never received so much good information – from Social Security to housing assistance."
Age 37, Pennsylvania
I called to re-certify for my SNAP benefits when my last can of food was in the cabinet. My SNAP recently was renewed and I was able to go food shopping to refill my cabinets, thank you!"
Age 56, Maryland
I’m a senior, I’m really on a tight budget, and I’m not online. Being able to call and apply for SNAP on the phone...was a tremendous assistance."
Age 69, New York
I was so fearful to call...I don’t want to take from someone who needs it more than me and then I had to realize that I kind of need it too, and [BDT] didn’t make me feel ashamed, in fact [they] made me feel worthy."
Age 60, Colorado