20th Anniversary

In celebration of our 20th Anniversary, Fair Chance is publishing a series of reports documenting our impact and vison for the future. Over the next few weeks, each report will explore the impact of our capacity building work for nonprofits, the nonprofit sectior, and communities.

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.”

A world where every child succeeds, regardless of zip code, can only be achieved when all children and families have access to and benefit from high-quality and equitable services; power in decision making; and policies and structures that promote equity and access. As an organization, we commit to work in collaboration with our partners and community leaders to achieve this reality. We have outlined how we will accomplish this vision in the adjacent document detailing our 10-year goals and three-year strategic priorities. We cannot do this work alone. Please download to see how you can join us in creating more fair chances for every child to succeed.

To learn more and connect, contact Salome Odera at sodera@fairchance.org

Praxis Evaluation Brief

In 2021, with a generous investment from the A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation, Fair Chance contracted the national evaluation firm Social Policy Research Associates (SPR) to conduct a study of our flagship capacity building program the Praxis Partnership Program. The evaluation found that this unique capacity building model has a measurable effect on the performance of community-based organizations and supports sustained organizational improvements across time.

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.

Join us for a virtual discussion about the Praxis External Evaluation findings on December 9, 2022 at 10 AM.
Click here to learn more and register

Strategically Investing in Communities of Color by Strengthening Local Nonprofits

In 2018, Venture Philanthropy Partners (VPP) partnered with the Prince George’s County Council and Fair Chance to launch the Ready for Work Nonprofit Capacity Building Program (NCBP) in Prince George’s County, MD. The NCBP’s goal is to build the capacity of county-based nonprofits to expand that work and serve more children. Four nonprofits were selected for the first cohort: End Time Harvest Ministry’s, First Generation College Bound, The Foundation for the Advancement of Music & Education, and Joe’s Movement Emporium.

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. As foundations and governments look to invest in small nonprofits, we want to uplift the lessons learned in the NCBP program as a model for the way forward. Please read our full report Strategically investing in communities of color by strengthening local nonprofits to learn more.