Our foster care work, “Fostering Tech,” focuses on two areas: 1) creating a collaborative map of and “north star” vision for the child welfare space and 2) developing and piloting best practices for a select number of pathways in the foster care space.
Many funders, volunteers, and organizations work to help foster children, but can lack the tools and infrastructure to identify the best entry points. This has led to much duplicative work and mis-matched initiatives, which means wasted resources that could have gone to vulnerable children. This work aims to publicly collect and share information about funders, nonprofits, and current best practices around the country in one place that everyone can easily find, search, and update. We will also be piloting and launching a select number of initiatives with partners in the foster care space to build capacity and knowledge of best-in-class product and services for the foster care ecosystem.