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First Chance Foundation

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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

3 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.

Board Member

Rating: 5

As a board member, I get the opportunity to see the direct impact our community, friends, family and businesses are able to make in the lives of hundreds of children each year. However, the impact of their support, through First Chance, doesn't just effect the kids...it sometimes effects the adults involved as well. This is a top-notch group - the board, the volunteers, the supporters, the advisors - and together we truly are making a difference in the lives of children.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

First Chance Foundation is not only an organization that supports other non-profits, it is one that provides abandoned, abused and neglected children with moments in time to create great memories! We do help supply their basic needs, but it is the times when volunteers reach out to be mentors, or when we grant wishes from the children's wish lists that make a difference. Those are the times that are the most valuable and most important to First Chance as an organization.