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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Children & Youth Services, Human Services, Youth Development, Youth Development Programs

Mission: Our Mission is to financially and physically assist other non-profit organizations with the nurturing and development of disadvantaged children.

Target demographics: abandoned, abused, or neglected children 0-20 years of age

Direct beneficiaries per year: over 30 agencies and hundreds of children

Geographic areas served: the San Antonio area

Programs: our comfort package program. These packages contain age appropriate hygiene products, towel, washcloth, toothpaste, toothbrush, socks, underwear, and a small gift (toy for the elementary and younger children). Our school backpack program supplies students with the necessary items to start the school year, and also include the hygiene products. All items are age and grade level appropriate.

Community Stories

37 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

First Chance Foundation is an extraordinary organization! They collect toiletries and school supplies to provide to kids in need. These basic items are so important but often overlooked because they aren't "fun" to donate, but that doesn't stop First Chance! My favorite thing that First Chance Foundation does is throwing birthday parties for kids who otherwise would do without. They even tailor it to the child's (or teen's) taste in food, colors, and cake theme! First Chance Foundation also supports other child-focused nonprofits. They really have a far reach! Anyone who supports First Chance Foundation can be confident that his/her donation will really make a difference!

Board Member

Rating: 5

First Chance Foundation is making a real difference in the lives of children who have been abandoned, abused, or neglected. They do more than just raise money to support other non-profits on the front-line of helping disadvantaged children. They seek out specific projects to ensure completion. They are great stewards of the financial resources their donors provide.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

First Chance Foundation is a wonderful organization that continually gives back to the community. They provide opportunities for children who are in need, whether it be celebrating a birthday or supplies for a new school year. This organization always ensures every child is taken care of. I am so proud to witness and be a part of their efforts to bring children hope.

Jeff134

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

First Chance Foundation is by far the best organization of this type I have had the pleasure of working with. They do more for children and other nonprofits in the area dedicated to helping children than one could imagine. If you even consider giving of your time, talents, and money, please consider this organization as a top contender and one worthy of what you have to offer.

Client Served

Rating: 5

First Chance Foundation has been instrumental in helping Stand Up for Kids/San Antonio Chapter by donating items that are critical to us. We could not assist the homeless kids on the streets of San Antonio without the generosity of First Chance Foundation. Heather and her husband have gone above and beyond to help us with food, and donations that we are constantly in need of. They help us to do the work we need to do on the streets to help homeless kids in San Antonio.

Tammy141

Volunteer

Rating: 5

First Chance Foundation is truly an unique organization dedicating 100% of their funds raised through donations and fund raising events through out the year to financially and physically assist other non-profit organizations, who help abandoned, abused, neglected and under privileged children. I have had the privilege to know and work with the founders of this organization. Not only do they give their time and efforts to First Chance Foundation, but I also know them to be involved with the San Antonio Livestock Expedition and Valero Texas Open. All for the Kids... First Chance Foundation invests in Our Future!

Donor

Rating: 5

First Chance Foundation is a wonderful organization serving the abused and abandoned children in the community. They have multiple programs from filling a basic need for children in shelters to providing them special moments that will last them a life time. They are truly angels on earth watching over God’s children.

Client Served

Rating: 5

First Chance Foundation has graced SJRC Texas with their presence now for almost a year providing Birthday Parties for our 38 youth on campus. When I say Birthday Party, that's exactly what I mean. First Chance comes out before the party and sets up to ensure each child has a unique and tailored birthday just for them. There are balloons, streamers, cake, ice cream, games and fun. Heather from First Chance has made positive connections with our youth as well as the staff that assist her with the parties. When she is seen on campus she is not just the "Birthday Lady", she is Heather " the wonderful person who made my birthday special". I can not express the joy and happiness that radiates from the children as well as Heather when these parties are in full swing.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The First Chance Foundation is truly an extraordinary nonprofit! I am the Program Coordinator for non-profit that houses 38 children in fostercare. The First Chance Foundation throws birthday parties for each one of our children on their birthdays and provides them with dinner, cake, decorations, games, and presents. For many of our children this is the first time they have had a birthday party or even felt special on their birthday. The First Chance Foundation goes above and beyond to make birthdays special for all of our 38 children! We are so thankful for the amazing opportunity that they are providing!!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am the director of a non-profit that houses 38 children in fostercare. For years, First Chance Foundation has come along beside our organization to provide unmet needs to our children. This year they have decided to provide a birthday party and gifts for each child on our campus. This is simply something that our children have NEVER experienced. And as if that wasn't enough, FCF has decided to completely renovate our recreation room so that the children have a place to go and relax and take a break from their daily routine. We are blessed beyond words to have FCF as our community partner!!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

First Chance Foundation is led by wonderful and dedicated founders and volunteers. There focus is on assisting other charities in raising funds and supplies to help children in need. This is a unique niche that is very underserved. We have recent first hand knowledge of their help as our business was assisting a local radio station with a kids school supply drive for disadvantaged children in the San Antonio area. We are a local independent business and our friends and customers were dropping off supplies that we in turn took to the drop off location. We were doing OK but when First Chance Foundation found out about our effort they volunteered to bring supplies and their contribution more than doubled what we had collected! We could not express our gratitude enough for their help! We have become supporters of First Chance Foundation and their mission.