The foundation was created in 2005 by Heather and Clint Swindall. They recognize that most organizations exist because of a personal connection to a cause, and that the fight against child abuse requires a different kind of support. The battle against child abuse requires support from people who may never have endured child abuse. The battle against child abuse is going to require generous people to support children they’ve never met to help them through a childhood most can never imagine.
First Chance Foundation
6534 Western Way
Bulverde, TX 78163
First Chance Foundation is a private 501(c)3 non-profit foundation established as a way to support soundly-managed, non-profit organizations who are on the frontline every day nurturing and developing disadvantaged children.
The foundation’s funds are distributed as cash grants to non-profit organizations targeted toward specific projects that fit within our program guidelines. Decisions regarding funding are made by an Advisory Board that meets four times a year to review proposals. The members of this Advisory Board have the sole discretion, power, duty, and responsibility to determine and designate the charities and recipients and the times, amounts, and methods of distribution of foundation funds. Although non-profit organizations throughout the United States are considered and funded, a priority is placed on those organizations dedicated to helping children in the Texas Hill Country and San Antonio area.
Grants are distributed through projects we proactively develop with selected non-profit organizations, or through a formal invitation to submit a proposal. As a small foundation, we keep our resources within the organizations identified by the Advisory Board. Unsolicited applications are not reviewed.