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Ways to Give

A Better Chance is the only national organization of its kind. Since 1963, our goal is to change the life trajectory of academically talented youth of color in grades 6-12 through access to rigorous and prestigious educational opportunities.

There are many ways to support A Better Chance, and your donation is tax-deductible as allowable by law. Your generosity will help fulfill our mission to increase substantially the number of well-educated students of color in American society.

Ways to Give

Donate Online

To make a one-time or monthly gift by credit card online, click here.

Donate by Mail or Phone

Please mail checks payable to:

A Better Chance
c/o Development Office
253 West 35th Street, Floor 6
New York, NY 10001

To donate by phone, please call (646) 346-1330.

Gifts of Appreciated Securities and Life Income or Annuity Gifts

You can give a gift of appreciated securities and you may be able to receive tax benefits.

You may also be interested in donating one of the following:

  • Charitable Gift Annuities
  • Charitable Remainder Annuity Trusts
  • Charitable Remainder Unitrust
  • Pooled Income Funds

For more information including transfer instructions, please contact alumnirelations@abetterchance.org or call 646-346-1330.


Matching Gifts

You can double or triple the impact of your donation with a matching gift. Click here to see if your company or your spouse’s offers a match or email alumnirelations@abetterchance.org.

Make a Bequest

One of the most meaningful and common forms of gift planning is a bequest. We encourage you to leave a legacy for future generations by including A Better Chance in your estate planning by simply adding language to your will.

Some benefits include:

  • Flexibility: you may revise your gift at any time should your circumstances change.
  • Reduce your estate taxes.
  • Helps meet A Better Chance’s needs: unrestricted bequests allow us to use your gift where it is needed most, or direct your bequest towards an initiative that matter most to you.
  • Recognition: A Better Chance will honor your memory and your generosity.  

Click here for several examples of suggested bequest wording that you may share with your legal counsel if you would like to make a gift to A Better Chance through your will or living trust. Each individual situation is unique, and we encourage all donors or their legal counsel to contact the Development Office for guidance on appropriate language.

Honor & Memory Gifts

Your support in honor or memory of someone allows us to provide a brighter future to the Scholars we serve. If you would like to make a gift in memory or in honor of someone, please contact development@abetterchance.org or call 646-346-1330.


Click here to learn more about volunteer opportunities with A Better Chance, or contact alumnirelations@abetterchance.org to receive more information about volunteer opportunities in your area.

Companies provide generous grants to nonprofits when employees volunteer! Click here to see if your company will donate to A Better Chance.

Gift In-Kind

Give an in-kind donation in the forms of goods, services or expertise that will be enormously beneficial to our mission and are tax deductible. Some examples of in-kind donations include event or meeting space, excess equipment, services like photography or videography, school supplies, test prep materials, and much more. Contact us at abc@abetterchance.org for more information.

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Host an Event

Thank you for your interest in planning an event to benefit A Better Chance. By choosing to support us, you are helping to open the door to educational opportunities and change the life trajectory of thousands of academically promising students of color.  Click here to learn more about hosting your own event.

Sponsor an Event

A Better Chance has a multitude of upcoming events throughout the country where our participants include Scholars, Alumni, Volunteers, and Donors. Sponsoring one of our events helps to support A Better Chance’s mission.

With exposure to a quality audience year-round via recognition in select A Better Chance print and online marketing materials, targeted email marketing, newsletters, social media, and our website, the business value of A Better Chance sponsorship agreements are better than ever before.

To view a full list of our upcoming events with sponsorship opportunities, click here. Learn more about these events or for more information about customized sponsorship opportunities, contact events@abetterchance.org or (646) 346-1323.

Class or Legacy Gifts

Donors may wish to contribute together to a single, combined bequest—for example, as the “A Better Chance Class of 1963”—to leave a lasting legacy for future generations of Scholars.