Partnerships

Our collaborations
Partnerships are central to the BDT model. BDT relies on its strong relationships with partners at the federal, regional, state, and local levels to implement each of the steps in its innovative outreach and application assistance model.

Government
Entities

Our partnerships with federal, state and local governments serve as the foundation of BDT’s model.

Community & Advocacy Organizations

BDT collaborates with local and national organizations in building reciprocal, sustainable referral networks and establishing permanent resources for those seeking to apply for benefits.

Private Service Providers

In order to locate and assist as many people as possible, BDT partners with corporations that provide vital health and aid services.

Private
Funders

BDT’s work is generously supported by private foundations and organizations that seek to improve health outcomes and quality of life for individuals by decreasing barriers to benefits access.

  • AARP
  • Americorps Vista
  • Benefits Check Up
  • Center for Advocacy for the Rights and Interests of the Elderly
  • The Citizens Bank Foundation
  • Community Legal Services of Philadelphia
  • Connelly Foundation
  • First Hospital Foundation
  • Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger
  • Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Maryland Department of Human Resources
  • MD Hunger Solutions
  • City of Philadelphia: Mayor's Commission on Aging
  • Medicare Rights Center
  • National Center for Benefits Outreach and Enrollment (NCBOE)
  • The National Council on Aging
  • NY State Dept of Health Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage Program (EPIC)
  • Philadelphia Office of the Mayor
  • Partnership for Prescription Assistance (PPARx)
  • Pennsylvania Department of Aging (PACE/PACENET)
  • Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare
  • The Pew Charitable Trusts
  • Philadelphia Corporation for Aging
  • Robin Hood
  • Share Our Strength
  • Temple University Center for Intergenerational Learning
  • FNS Supplemental Nutrition Assistant Program
  • United Way of Greater Philadelphia and southern NJ
  • United Way Lehigh Valley
  • Washington Department of Health
  • William Penn Foundation

Government Entities

Our partnerships with federal, state and local governments serve as the foundation of BDT’s model. Our unique relationship with administering agencies allows us to identify and target those who are likely eligible for but not yet receiving benefits. Working with entities such as the Pennsylvania Department of Aging and the Philadelphia Mayor’s Office allows us to outreach from a trusted source and apply a high number of likely eligible individuals. BDT also looks to create cross-agency connections so that community members can more seamlessly access government services.

Community and Advocacy Organizations

BDT collaborates with local and national organizations in building reciprocal, sustainable referral networks and establishing permanent resources for those seeking to apply for benefits. Community-based and advocacy organizations are also strong allies in our work to influence policy dialogue that supports a more coordinated and comprehensive benefits access system.

Private Service Providers

In order to locate and assist as many people as possible, BDT partners with corporations that provide vital health and aid services. Our expertise in tailored communication and application support allows us to utilize existing intake channels to connect limited income individuals with vital benefits for which they are eligible.

Private Funders

BDT’s work is generously supported by private foundations and organizations that seek to improve health outcomes and quality of life for individuals by decreasing barriers to benefits access. Leaders in the private sector who recognize the importance of a robust safety net continue to collaborate with us to widen the scope and scale of our efforts.