Give the gift
of Backer

One gift is all it takes to make college a reality for someone you love. Choose an amount and we’ll send a personalized email on your behalf. You’ll be that child’s first Backer.

Send a Gift
  • Only takes a minute

    Send your gift now or schedule
    it for later.

  • Simple to redeem

    Once redeemed, it is invested
    tax-free in a 529 Savings Plan.

  • Fun to watch

    As a Backer, you’ll be able to track
    progress and see updates.

What kids' backers think of Backer

  • "Backer has become my go-to gift for baby registries, birthdays, and holidays because it's the gift that keeps on giving! I know that I can trust Backer to manage and grow my gift to those I love most, so they can reach their dreams. No matter how big their dreams are!"

    Sydney Holst

  • "Backer has made saving for college so simple! The site is easy to navigate even for older relatives who are helping out, and I enjoy the interface which helps me plan and track. The service has been great too!"


  • "My friends just had a kid, and they included their Backer link in their baby announcement email. I just clicked the link and donated to their college fund. Super easy and convenient! It feels so good to celebrate their baby by helping them pay for college."


  • "So much of modern technology is hard to use, but this is as simple as can be. I’m a “backer” for 3 grandchildren and can keep track of my contributions. It’s nice to be able to give a meaningful, long-term gift like this."


Give the gift
of education

Send a Gift