Human Services : Children's and Family Services

Fair Chance

Every child deserves a fair chance to succeed

three stars

82.21

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

Board Leadership
Ted Kubit
Board Chair

CEO
Gretchen Van der Veer
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 82.21 three stars
  Financial 77.38 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Alumni organizations are stable and grow in organizational capacity as measured by increases in children served over time
159
Alumni organizations are stable and grow in organizational capacity as measured by increases in revenue over time
119
Executive Directors will report increased knowledge, skills and confidence in at least 4 of Fair Chance’s 8 areas of organizational competency.
100
This impact information is current as of August 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

two stars

77.38

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
67.7%
  Administrative Expenses 20.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.46
  Program Expenses Growth 9.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 19.1%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $914,752
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $132,152
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $34,222
Total Contributions $1,081,126
   Program Service Revenue $487,103
Total Primary Revenue $1,568,229
   Other Revenue $226,409
TOTAL REVENUE $1,794,638
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,121,809
   Administrative Expenses $634,349
   Fundraising Expenses $232,050
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,988,208
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-193,570
   
Net Assets $752,205

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$147,317 7.40% Gretchen Van Der Veer Executive Director

Mission

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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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Fair Chance (DC) 82.21 three stars
Sunflower House (KS) 93.16 four stars
Child Advocates San Antonio (TX) 90.95 four stars
Kentucky Youth Advocates (KY) 95.91 four stars
Alliance For Children (TX) 93.10 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

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

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Board Leadership

Ted Kubit
Board Chair

CEO

Gretchen Van der Veer
Executive Director