For 10 years, Fred’s Footsteps has been carrying on the legacy of Fred DiBona, Jr., who was President and CEO of Independence Blue Cross, a leading force among Philadelphia’s business executives, and a man of limitless compassion and generosity. We hope you’ll mark your calendars and join us for a year of special events commemorating this tremendous milestone. Our exciting programming will celebrate Fred’s life and the communities we serve in his honor.
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.
The absolute best day of each month is the day our Grant Advisory Committee meets and we call the social workers to tell them that a family has been approved for … More >
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P.O. Box 315
Gladwyne, PA 19035