Fred’s Footsteps extends the legacy of G. Fred DiBona, Jr., a Philadelphia Business leader. Fred lost his battle to cancer in 2005. Throughout his short but full life he was well-known for his generosity and compassion…
Fred's Footsteps helps working families stay on their feet through a child's illness or injury. Our organization provides direct financial assistance for non-medical expenses. We provide funding for household bills to make up for gaps in income or one-time extraordinary expenses such as medical equipment or home modifications to local, Philadelphia region families so that a child's care can be a parent's only worry. We are the only program in the region that provides this type of bridge — not just momentary help — to families during their time of need.
Find out more about Fred's Footsteps and how we improve the quality of life for families in need.
We know that no two families are alike, and when a child is sick or seriously injured, each family has different needs as they face a difficult period in their lives. Whether that means assistance with the costs associated with transportation to and from a medical facility, help with mortgage payments, or home renovations to accommodate a child's condition, we are proud to meet a wide range of needs.
Read more about our families, and how Fred's Footsteps has helped them.
In order to serve families with the greatest need, Fred's Footsteps follows strict guidelines when awarding funding. Families must fit specific criteria with regard to county of residence, the child's age, and the relationship between the illness and the financial crisis.
Read about our funding guidelines, and find out if you are eligible to apply for our program.
Fred’s Footsteps today announced the second class of the Fred’s Footsteps Fellowship Program, an 18-month program aimed at engaging emerging Philadelphia leaders to further facilitate their professional development and establish the next … More >
We are excited to announce three new members to our Board of Directors: City Representative Sheila Hess; Jonathan Brassington, CEO & Partner at LiquidHub; and Teresa DiBona!