Our mission is to connect people and programs by making social services information accessible.

For Seekers & Helpers

AuntBertha.com makes it easy to find and apply for free and low-cost programs of any kind, anywhere -- from food, housing and health to education, work and retirement.

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For Organizations

Aunt Bertha helps innovative foundations, nonprofits and city governments connect people and programs to reach more people and serve their communities better.

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Founded by Erine Gray in 2010, Aunt Bertha aims to make human services information accessible to people and programs. Stu Scruggs joined the team in 2012 as a founding member, bringing a range of experience in data management and data analysis.

Read here and here to find out more about our history.

Who is Aunt Bertha anyway?

Aunt Bertha's the Aunt we all had growing up. She tells it like it is. She's the first one to give you a high-five when you make the honor roll. She's the friendly face that won't judge you when you get in trouble. She's who you call when you get real with yourself, and you’re ready to not do it all alone.

Our Beliefs

  1. We believe everybody should be able to find program information in seconds.
  2. We believe people can and will help themselves with the right tools.
  3. We believe that data shows patterns that can help prevent suffering.
  4. We believe organizations and communities want better ways to work together.
  5. We believe software should never get in the way of helping people.

Why We Are a B Corp

We are proud to be a Certified B Corporation. Certified B Corporations meet higher standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability.

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10/15/2014Unreasonable Blog - Starting Isn’t the Hard Part—Three Startup Realities
10/8/2014HealthData.gov - How Aunt Bertha Inc. Uses Public Data to Connect People and Programs
8/29/2014TED Blog - Need help? Aunt Bertha helps people in need find social services in their area
8/27/2014Socrata Blog - Aunt Bertha Makes Human Services Easily Accessible
2/8/2014Inc Magazine - Shea Sulkin Nominated for Inc. 35 under 35
11/20/2013TED Fellows Blog - Aunt Bertha: A TED Fellow!
7/15/2013Fast Company Exist - Fixing Google Search's Social Services Gap
1/29/2013Memphis Daily News - Tech Talk
1/28/2013Social Work Helper - Aunt Bertha: The Wikipedia of Social Services
1/25/2013Silicon Hills News - Startups Pitch at Dell Tech Innovators Day
1/11/2013Startup Memphis - Aunt Bertha Reps in Town Today
12/14/2012Social Enterprise Buzz - Aunt Bertha Picks Up Where Uncle Sam Leaves Off
11/10/2012Social Velocity - Picking Up Where Uncle Sam Leaves Off: An Interview With Erine Gray
11/2/2012Markets for Good - What is the Real-Time Supply of Human Services?
9/28/2012University of Texas - Entrepreneurship Course Helps Launch Online Social Work Site
7/6/2012Inman News - 'Aunt Bertha' Aims to be Online Social Worker
4/2/2012Mashable - How One Website Connects Those in Need With Government Assistance
3/2/2012Austin Technology Incubator Blog - ATI Celebrates Statewide Launch of Aunt Bertha
3/1/2012Texas Co-Op Power Magazine - Aunt Bertha Profile on Texas Co-Op Power
1/23/2012Austin Business Journal - Social Entrepreneurs Measure Success a Bit Differently
10/17/2012Austin American Statesman - Aunt Bertha Site Helps Those in Need Find Aid
10/6/2011New York Times & Texas Tribune - Out of the Smoke-Filled Room and Onto the Internet
9/6/2011Topedia Blog - Interview with Erine Gray, creator of Aunt Bertha
7/20/2011Social Work Career Development Blog - Innovation in Social Work