Program AreaEducation, Public Service & Civic Engagement
Location of ImpactUnited States
Headquarters LocationChicago, Illinois, United States
Product PlatformsWeb, Open Source
Budget$0 to $500,000
Pie for Providers is an open-source, non-profit project focused on supporting childcare providers and the families who rely on them. Our software helps small child care providers and families claim the government funding for which they are already eligible. Today, 85% of eligible children do not claim this funding. This means families struggle to afford care and child care providers - small, women-owned businesses - do not get paid for their work. The COVID-19 crisis threatens to wipe out up to half of child care businesses, making this project even more urgent.
We’re building a Rails and React app to help child care providers claim and manage their government subsidy funding. By reducing the administrative burden of the subsidy, we aim to increase providers' incomes and help more families access subsidies. Our billing reconciliation tools make it easy to predict subsidy reimbursement rates, contest inaccurate payments, and integrate the subsidy into cash flow management and budgeting.