Wishbone Helps Kids Crowdfund Their Education


WishboneEighty kids got to attend academic summer camps and after-school programs this year thanks to Wishbone, and its education crowdfunding platform starts allowing needy children in the Bay Area or NYC to apply for assistance. The non-profit startup has spent the last year building out its fundraising and impact fulfillment components. Now Wishbone is ready to scale and redefine the scholarship space. Wishbone lets donors browse profiles of kids and the programs they want to attend. People can choose to fund a specific child, or let Wishbone allocate the funds. Later, donors receive information about the progress of the kids they sponsor. Its goal is to narrow the opportunity gap between low- and high-income kids. Richer families spend 10x as much on out-of-school programs as less fortunate families. Wishbone harnesses the crowd to even the playing field.

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