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Human Services : Children's and Family Services

Fair Chance

Every child deserves a fair chance to succeed

three stars

86.50

2001 S St., NW Suite 310
Washington, DC 20009
tel: (202) 467-2420   Web Site
EIN: 74-3091832

Board Leadership
Heather Peeler
Board Chair

CEO
Gretchen Van der Veer
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.50 three stars
  Financial 82.24 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Fair Chance strengthens the sustainability and performance of community-based nonprofits to achieve life-changing results for children and youth living in poverty. Our partnership model – up to 350 hours per nonprofit – results in stronger organizations and significant and lasting benefits for the children they serve. We provide our transformative services at no cost because the nonprofits we work with are critical to their communities and could not otherwise afford it. Each year Fair Chance strategically selects promising youth-serving nonprofits through a rigorous vetting process. Once selected, we work with each partner to build a clear strategy, set priorities, and identify how to measure and increase their impact. Through weekly eight-hour coaching sessions, we work with each nonprofit's leadership to develop a detailed work plan that prioritizes objectives and responsibilities within each of the eight core service areas. Every partnership is tailored to the needs of that specific organization.

Fair Chance strengthens the sustainability and performance of community-based nonprofits to achieve life-changing results for children and youth living in poverty. Our partnership model – up to 350 hours per nonprofit – results in stronger organizations and significant and lasting benefits for the children they serve. We provide our transformative services at no cost because the nonprofits we work with are critical to their communities and could not otherwise afford it. Each year Fair Chance strategically selects promising youth-serving nonprofits through a rigorous vetting process. Once selected, we work with each partner to build a clear strategy, set priorities, and identify how to measure and increase their impact. Through weekly eight-hour coaching sessions, we work with each nonprofit's leadership to develop a detailed work plan that prioritizes objectives and responsibilities within each of the eight core service areas. Every partnership is tailored to the needs of that specific organization.

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Financial

three stars

82.24

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 06/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
66.6%
  Administrative Expenses 15.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 17.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.17
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.64
  Program Expenses Growth 16.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Fair Chance on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Fair Chance on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Fair Chance (DC) 86.50 three stars
Child Abuse Network (OK) 88.01 three stars
CASA of Travis County (TX) 91.53 four stars
San Francisco CASA (CA) 90.48 four stars
Alliance For Children (TX) 94.10 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,178,457
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $448,775
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,627,232
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,627,232
   Other Revenue $-74,693
TOTAL REVENUE $1,552,539
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,069,587
   Administrative Expenses $175,076
   Fundraising Expenses $175,152
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,419,815
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $132,724
   
Net Assets $857,247

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Capacity Building Services $1,069,587 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 06/01/2018 86.50 three stars
2015-12 11/01/2017 82.11 three stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 74-3091832
Name in IRS Master File FAIR CHANCE
NTEE Code P20
NTEE Classification Human Service Organizations - Multipurpose
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date July, 2003
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$132,938 9.36% Gretchen Van Der Veer Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Fair Chance (DC) 86.50 three stars
Child Advocates (TX) 91.93 four stars
Florida's Children First (FL) 90.65 four stars
KC Healthy Kids (KS) 87.15 three stars
CASA of Los Angeles (CA) 85.08 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Fair Chance
2001 S St., NW
Suite 310
Washington, DC 20009
tel: (202) 467-2420
EIN: 74-3091832

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Board Leadership

Heather Peeler
Board Chair

CEO

Gretchen Van der Veer
Executive Director

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