Every Child Deserves a Fair Chance to Succeed


Fair Chance improves the lives of children in Washington, DCs most underserved communities by selecting promising youth-serving nonprofits and providing them with free comprehensive expertise in organizational management for up to two years. Our capacity building consulting services up to 350 hours per nonprofit result in stronger organizations and significant and lasting benefits for the children they serve. Since 2002, Fair Chance has partnered with more than 85 nonprofit organizations, serving 80,000 children.

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Honoring Carrie & David Marriott
Friday, November 7, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Our Results

Through a Fair Chance partnership, nonprofits, on average, are able to double the number of children served. A partnership also leads to:

  • Measurable results: Nearly 90% of our partners increased their ability to gather and report on data to evaluate their programs and secure additional funding.
  • Stronger leaders: 90% of executive directors can better lead their organization, guide it to success, and create a collaborative setting to fulfill their mission.
  • Increased stability and impact: 97% report that working with Fair Chance made their organization more stable, efficient, and effective.




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Mission & Vision

Believing that every child in the District of Columbia deserves a Fair Chance to succeed, the mission of Fair Chance is to strengthen the sustainability of nonprofit organizations and their leaders to transform the lives of children and youth living in poverty.

Fair Chance is proud to be selected as "One of the best small charities in the Greater Washington region."

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