2022: A Year of Opportunity

2022: A Year of Opportunity

Dear Friends of BDT, 

As we enter a new year, BDT is taking time to reflect on the extraordinary challenges so many of us faced in 2021, the strides we made nonetheless, and the road ahead in 2022. BDT made its mark in many ways over the last year, including helping to secure nearly 90,000 benefit enrollments that provided $147 million in assistance for families and individuals. Helping families heat their homes, put food on their table, and pay for healthcare is no small feat in such uncertain times, and it wouldn’t have been possible without the tireless work of our staff and partners and the generosity of our funders. 

From an increased interest at the federal, state, and local levels in making it easier to apply for benefits and services, to the historic opportunity for broadband access to transform the lives of millions of people, 2022 is shaping up to be a year of great potential — and we vow to continue our mission to help people today and build better systems for tomorrow. I invite you to watch this video as we celebrate some highlights and unveil plans for the year ahead. 

We look forward to the next chapter of BDT’s work. Thank you for being a part of this journey as we envision and cultivate a brighter future for all. 

With sincere appreciation,

Trooper Sanders 

2021 highlights

In case you missed it, here are some noteworthy highlights of BDT’s work in 2021.

Building Policy Tools for Better Systems

Bringing Healthcare to the Forefront

 Expanding Into New States

  • Launched the new Michigan Benefits Center to conduct outreach and offer public benefit application assistance for eligible folks in need, increasing access to healthy food for families and individuals. 

Achieving Top Workplace

  • Received the 2021 Top Workplace USA Award, recognizing not only our dedication to organizational culture but also the results of our efforts at continuous improvements to promote organizational health.