Footbridge For Families Inc

Join us in helping families at their greatest time of need.

aka Footbridge   |   Monroeville, PA   |
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Footbridge For Families Inc

EIN: 84-2077025


Footbridge provides one-of-a-kind rapid support and service coordination for families facing financial crises which have no other solution.  While there are many government programs and non-profits that offer support for basic needs, there are none that can fill in the gaps for items in a matter of hours.   Without Footbridge, families often have to live through the consequences of eviction, utility shut-offs, losing a job if transportation cannot be resolved, or foregoing important medical appointments and services.  Child welfare is often pulled in when these consequences are construed as physical neglect of a child or children.

Ruling year info


CEO and Founder

Kim Eckel

Main address

322 Mall Blvd PMB #259

Monroeville, PA 15146 USA

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Subject area info

Human services information

Basic and emergency aid

Child welfare

Rent and mortgage assistance

Utility expense assistance

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Population served info



Non-adult children


Social and economic status

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (P12)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Tax forms

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What we aim to solve

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?


Footbridge is a technology platform that harnesses the power of community donors to support families facing short-term financial crises.

Population(s) Served

Where we work


UpPrize 2020

BNY Mellon

Affiliations & memberships

BNY Mellon Social Innovation Challenge Winner 2020

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of clients referred to other services as part of their support strategy

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Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Percent of one-month survey respondents who report that the organization's financial assistance prevented a crisis from escalating.

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Direction of Success


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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback


Footbridge For Families Inc
Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 210.17 over 3 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 69 over 3 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 4% over 3 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Footbridge For Families Inc

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Footbridge For Families Inc

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Footbridge For Families Inc

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Footbridge For Families Inc’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2020 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $172,657 $10,519
As % of expenses 1111.8% 3.5%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $172,657 $10,519
As % of expenses 1111.8% 3.5%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $265,576 $446,450
Total revenue, % change over prior year 0.0% 0.0%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.1%
Government grants 0.0% 12.8%
All other grants and contributions 35.7% 87.0%
Other revenue 64.3% 0.1%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $15,530 $299,472
Total expenses, % change over prior year 0.0% 0.0%
Personnel 0.0% 29.8%
Professional fees 33.1% 6.9%
Occupancy 0.0% 0.0%
Interest 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 38.7% 57.8%
All other expenses 28.2% 5.5%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2020 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $15,530 $299,472
One month of savings $1,294 $24,956
Debt principal payment $0 $2,013
Fixed asset additions $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $16,824 $326,441

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2020 2022
Months of cash 194.7 12.4
Months of cash and investments 194.7 12.4
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 134.4 7.8
Balance sheet composition info 2020 2022
Cash $251,911 $308,999
Investments $0 $0
Receivables $0 $93,595
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $0 $0
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 0.0% 0.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 0.2% 0.4%
Unrestricted net assets $173,897 $195,652
Temporarily restricted net assets N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $77,389 $205,172
Total net assets $251,286 $400,824

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2020 2022
Material data errors No No


The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

CEO and Founder

Kim Eckel

Kim Cauley Eckel, the CEO of Footbridge, founded the organization while working as a senior child welfare administrator in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. She was previously the state’s Young Child Wellness Coordinator for Project LAUNCH (Linking Actions for Unmet Needs in Children's Health), a five-year federal grant program administered by SAMHSA to promote the social emotional health of families with children birth through the age of eight. Prior to holding this position, she was a Senior Advisor in the Office of Data Analysis, Research and Evaluation at Allegheny County's Department of Human Services and spent nearly a decade in management consulting at the beginning of her career. Mrs. Eckel holds a BA in Ethics, Politics and Economics from Yale University, an M.Sc. in Comparative Social Policy from the University of Oxford and is pursuing a Ph.D. in Political Science from Boston College.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

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Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Footbridge For Families Inc

Board of directors
as of 11/04/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Deb Stuligross

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/4/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.


The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/04/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.