Send a kid you love to college, debt-free

Backer makes it easy to help your family and friends save for their kids’ dream education.

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The perfect gift for any big day 🎉

Whether you’re sending a special one-time gift or you want to help with regular contributions, we’ll get you set up. Here are a few ways to give:

College kickstart

College kickstart

Set your favorite kid up with a college fund and a gift to get them started. A great baby shower gift!

Ongoing gifts

Ongoing gifts

Set up monthly or annual contributions that will help them quickly grow their fund.

Milestone moments

Milestone moments

Celebrate big days throughout the year with gifts that will last long after the cake is devoured.

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“I love using Backer to help my sister save for her daughter's college education.

Instead of giving my niece another toy that she's going to get bored of at some point, I prefer helping to save for her future. I will definitely open my own Backer account when I have a kid someday. Highly recommend!”

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Join the fun(d)

When you gift with Backer, you’re joining a team of backers to support a family you care about. You’ll get to watch the fund grow, add to it any time, and know that you’re a part of something bigger than just you.

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Watch your gift grow

Backer helps families set up a government-sponsored 529 plan so they can invest and grow their savings tax-free.

When you give with Backer, your gift will grow more than it would in a traditional savings account. And compounding returns means even a small gift can make a big difference when it’s time to pay for college.

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Save more, together

When you give to a kid’s college fund, it’s about more than the money you put in. Families who get help from family and friends save 4x more than when they try to go it alone.

Your gift is a little boost of “we can do it” that will inspire the fund owners and other backers to save more, faster. High five!

Have questions? We have answers.

What’s unique about a Backer gift?

What are my options for gifting with Backer?

What payment methods can I use to give?

A Backer gift is the gift that grows. Your gift will be invested into a 529 Savings Plan so that it grows tax-free over time and will help the kid pursue as much education as they want. You can stay involved and when it comes time for college, they’ll know who to thank!

What’s unique about a Backer gift?

A Backer gift is the gift that grows. Your gift will be invested into a 529 Savings Plan so that it grows tax-free over time and will help the kid pursue as much education as they want. You can stay involved and when it comes time for college, they’ll know who to thank!

What are my options for gifting with Backer?

Gifting with Backer is super flexible — you can set up one-time gifts, occasional lump sum contributions, and ongoing monthly or annual support. You’ll never be locked in, and you can always update your contribution from the Backer dashboard.

What payment methods can I use to give?

You can give using a credit or debit card, or digital wallets like Apple Pay and Google Pay. Or securely link your bank account to Backer.

Give a gift that matters

Time to send a gift with meaning: unlock a lifetime of learning for a kid you love.

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