Aunt Bertha ad zip code search page

Pretty cool: here’s a web site,, that catalogs government, business and charity aid programs and makes them searchable by subject and by location.

“We collect all federal, state, county, city, neighborhood, and charity program information and put it in one place. If it’s based on need, then we collect it. It’s pretty simple, really. Using information we learn about programs, and what we learn from the user, we intelligently match people with services that are designed specifically for their situation.”

Founded in Austin in 2010, the site’s search engine will help you find, for example, drug companies’  payment programs for low-income patients. Or food aid for people struggling to put food on the table.

Health, transit? Housing, legal help, education? Aunt Bertha’s got an answer for you.

And by the way, it uses Google Translate to offer versions of the page in French, Russian, German and a host of other languages, including Albanian and Esperanto.


Jeanne Pinder

Jeanne Pinder  is the founder and CEO of ClearHealthCosts. She worked at The New York Times for almost 25 years as a reporter, editor and human resources executive, then volunteered for a buyout and founded...