How does Braid work?

Start a Braid Pool

Start a Braid Pool

Use the pool to collect funding and donations for your classroom

Share your Pool Link to collect money

Share your Pool Link to collect money

Parents and Classroom Supporters can contribute with the Pool Link, no sign up required.

Spend from the pool

Spend from the pool

Every Braid Pool comes with a free debit card. Use it to pay for everything off your classroom wishlist and supplies list - no need to spend out of pocket! 

Braid Pools help support teachers raise donations for their classroom

A Money Pool for Your Classroom’s Funds

Use money pools to collect money for classroom supplies, field trips, projects, pizza parties, gifts, and more! 

Pool Links make collecting money easy

Anyone can contribute with a debit or credit card, no sign up required. You can set the amount to be donated or let contributors pay what they can.

Personalize your Pool Link

Add custom text and images to let contributors know what you’re collecting money for. Even add the url to your wishlist!

Keep classroom money all in one place

Braid is an easy way to pool money and spend it. Suggest parents send money to the pool so you can buy the supplies that you really need. Invite your teachers aides or other educators to help manage and spend the money with you.

See contributions as they happen

Get optional alerts whenever someone contributes to your pool.

Buy supplies for your classroom directly from the pool

Spend from your pool with a free debit card. Use it wherever MasterCard is accepted. Add it to Apple Pay or Google Pay for contactless payment. 

The Easiest Way Teachers Raise Money For Classrooms Without Feeling Awkward

Raise money for the classroom and easily spend donations using Braid Money Pools. Start your pool here, and get the financial support you and your students need.

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The Easiest Way Teachers Raise Money For Classrooms Without Feeling Awkward

Braid is Safe and Secure

We use best-in-class security and compliance practices to keep your money safe and your data private.

All payment and personal information are encrypted end-to-end using SSL 256-bit encryption.

Get spending notifications from your pools, and freeze your debit card anytime in the app.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Braid Pool?
What is the difference between pool members and contributors?
How do I spend from the pool?
Does Braid charge fees?