We strengthen community-based nonprofits to achieve life-changing results for children, youth, and families in communities impacted by racism, discrimination and poverty.
Our 10-Year Strategic Vision
As we mark our milestone 20th year, we are proud to share our strategic vision and priorities for the next decade: “Stronger Leaders, Successful Nonprofits, Life Changing Outcomes: Fair Chance’s 10-year vision for racially-equitable communities.”
Praxis Partnership External Evaluation Brief
Today Fair Chance is releasing the evaluation summary brief to the general public providing an overview of the study findings and implications. We invite you to join us as we build and improve upon our work and engage with others in dialogue about the larger implications for the nonprofit sector.
Strategically investing in communities of color by strengthening local nonprofits
In reviewing the impact of the NCBP on the nonprofits of cohort one, there are clear benefits to longer-term, intensive, and community-centered capacity building for small nonprofits working in communities of color.
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Our 10-Year Strategic Vision
At Fair Chance, we partner with organizations on the frontlines to strengthen their sustainability, transform leaders, and bolster their capacity to achieve life-changing results for children and youth experiencing poverty.
Average increase in budget since the start of their partnerships
of our most recent partners felt that the partnership made them stronger leaders
Children, youth, and families served by our alumni
Nearly 20% of children in the U.S. live below the federal poverty level.
Poverty rates for youth are increasing across the nation but these rates are even more pronounced where racial inequities and systemic barriers exist. Community-based nonprofits step in to fill critical gaps, but like the youth they serve, they face big challenges such as:
Lack of access to resources and funding
Working in isolation and many more
That’s where Fair Chance comes in.
We believe that small, community-based nonprofits are critical players in combating the effects of poverty on children. Here is how we support organizations:
1. Annually, we select small nonprofits, predominantly led by people of color, to take their organizations to the next level.
2. We provide a unique capacity building program that strengthens their organizational infrastructure and sustainability at no cost
3. We ensure these organizations are strong resources in their communities for years to come – leading to more opportunities and better outcomes for children, youth, and their families.
STORIES OF IMPACT
Since 2002, we have served over 200 nonprofits in Washington, DC and Prince George’s County, MD. Results show that nonprofits that complete a Fair Chance Partnership go on to double their budget and double the number of children they serve — providing more opportunities and access to those most affected by poverty.