Nonprofit Partners

Washington D.C.

Fair Chance serves nonprofits in Washington, DC through two capacity building programs: the Pathways Partnership & the Praxis Partnership. Learn more about the nonprofits currently in our DC programs below:

Community Educational Research Group

Community Educational Research Group (CERG) is dedicated to serving and advocating for children and families from birth to 12 in Wards 7 and 8 by providing a high quality, culturally diverse educational program within a safe environment. In partnership with parents, the CERG will prepare each child, physically, cognitively, and socially to transition to the next level of education using developmentally appropriate practices.

Diplomatic Perspective

Diplomatic Perspective develops the next generation of diverse diplomatic leaders through education, social capital, and opportunity.

East of the River Boys and Girls Steelband

East of the River Boys and Girls Steelband provides a unique musical and high-quality arts experience for youth, centered on music education, youth development, and cultural heritage in Wards 7 and 8.

The Safe Sisters Circle

The Safe Sisters Circle focuses on the needs of Black women survivors in Wards 7 and 8 by providing them with culturally specific, trauma-informed legal representation in civil protection order, family law, and criminal court advocacy cases along with community education and referral services. Their long-term vision is to change the culture of intimate violence in Wards 7 and 8 through culturally specific representation and prevention.


Y-KNOT Inc’s inspires and motivates youth by providing effective mentorship while stimulating knowledge, nurturing ideas creating opportunities and teaching lifelong lessons that will enable them to lead satisfying and rewarding lives.

The Total Family Care Coalition

The Total Family Care Coalition (TFCC) is the leading provider of family advocacy and support to parents of children and youth with serious emotional disturbances in the District of Columbia. We specialize in empowering youth with serious emotional disturbances to advocate for their own care plans. TFCC serves Wards 6, 7, & 8.

Math Speaks, Inc.

Math Speaks engages, empowers, and exposes children of color from economically disadvantaged communities to STEM experiences and careers through the exploration of math topics.

Raising A Village Foundation

Raising A Village Foundation is committed to providing high-quality intervention programs and community resources to children, youth, and families in the areas of education, health and wellness, and the arts. They are currently work in 6 locations across DC. Their mission is to build safe, healthy and whole communities by increasing access to education, health and wellness, and the arts in underserved areas.

Prince George’s County, MD

The Ready for Work Nonprofit Capacity Building Initiative provides select nonprofits in Prince George’s County with three-year partnership to help improve organizational outcomes and strengthen their capacity to support young people in achieving their goals. This initiative is in partnership with Venture Philanthropy Partners (VPP) and the Prince George’s County Council. Learn more about current Ready for Work partners below

Ivy Community Charities

Ivy Community Charities seeks to empower youth and strengthen families by providing programs and services that address the educational, cultural, health, economic and social needs of Prince George's County's low to moderate income residents.

Liberty's Promise

Liberty's Promise supports low-income immigrant youth, ages 15-21, by providing them with means to become actively involved in civic life, pursue higher education, and embark upon meaningful careers.

Side by Side

Side by Side engages, equips and encourages parents of elementary school students to partner with schools to promote their children’s success in the classroom.


WETATi (We're Empowered to Achieve the impossible) educates, trains and empowers low to moderate income K-12 and collegiate students to build entrepreneurial skills to prepare for the 21st century workforce.

Art Works Now

Art Works Now’s mission is to create a stronger community through the arts. They achieve this with affordable, content-rich art classes and experiences.


BCAUSEICAN equips communities in need with STEM education to prevent socioeconomic disparities.

L.E.E.P To College Foundation, Inc.

Recognizing that a college education confers many advantages, L.E.E.P To College Foundation, Inc. provides a variety of free services to low-to-moderate income, underrepresented students with the goal of increasing their interest in and readiness for college.