ABOUT FUND MY FUTURE
With support from the Allegheny County Executive, the Mayor of Pittsburgh, and other local elected officials, Fund My Future began serving families in Allegheny County in 2017, helping them save for college and other post-secondary goals. Following the establishment of a partnership with the PA State Treasurer in 2020, Fund My Future is now available to all families in Pennsylvania as they save for college and other post-secondary goals.
To participate, any adult over 18 residing in Allegheny County can enroll. In order to be eligible for various raffle prizes, you must make a deposit into a new or existing children’s savings account at a bank, credit union, or 529 plan. One $1,000 prize and 29 $50 prizes are up for grabs every month.
In April 2021, Fund My Future PGH moved from Propel Schools to Neighborhood Allies, where the program joins other Economic Empowerment Initiatives, the Financial Empowerment Center and Bank On Allegheny County. Together, these initiatives provide opportunities for individuals and families in the Pittsburgh area to increase their knowledge, hope, skills, and assets.
Our mission is to support the people, organizations and partnerships committed to creating and maintaining healthy neighborhoods.
At Neighborhood Allies, we envision a Pittsburgh with healthy neighborhoods that are thriving, resilient, and livable for all!
Our Continued Commitment Towards Racial Equality & Social Equity
Since the deaths of George Floyd, Javier Ambler II, Manuel Ellis and Eric Garner, the words, “I can’t breathe,” now have added meaning. Not only are black and brown people disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, but they are also battling another deadly public health crisis called racism.
We at Fund My Future PGH are moved to pursue our work with renewed energy by the social upheaval that has resulted from these senseless killings.
At Fund My Future PGH, we want our families and partners to know that we are committed to working with allies to combat the injustices of unfair treatment and to ultimately eliminate systemic racism. We are more focused than ever to fulfill our mission to help families build individual wealth and to provide resources that uplift and empower them.
We stand firm in our commitments and encourage others to join us in this mission. We can achieve so much together.
“I say to you today, my friend, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream.”
–Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The ritual of making Fund My Future deposits “gives me a reason to tell my first grader [about] the importance of saving for college.”
“My son actually comes to me and says we need to deposit. This makes me take [saving for college] more seriously and think about it more on a continuous basis.”