A Better Chance (New York, NY)


  • Name:Mr. Leland Pitts
  • Title:Institutional Giving Coordinator

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:A Better Chance
  • Address:240 West 35th Street
    9th Floor
    New York, NY 10001
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:646-346-1332

User Email


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  • Mission:
  • A Better Chance's mission is to increase substantially the number of well-educated young people of color who are capable of assuming positions of responsibility and leadership in American society.

  • History:
  • In 1962, eight years after the historic Supreme Court case Brown vs. the Board of Education, a group of 23 headmasters in the New England area met to discuss the relationship of poverty to the lack of quality education. In 1963, Dartmouth College, in Hanover, New Hampshire, became the site of a radical experiment to prepare 55 ninth and tenth grade students to enter private schools, each of which had agreed to accept some of them that fall. The eight-week tutorial summer session at Dartmouth College, known as PROJECT ABC: A Better Chance, became a runaway success.

  • Year established:1963
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:18
  • Advisory board size:
  • Staff size:21

Board and Executive Names

  • Board Members / Trustees:
  • Ronald Pressman, Chair; Timothy C. McChristian, Vice-Chair; Louise M. Parent, Vice-Chair; A. Richard Janiak, Vice-Chair & Treasurer; Peter Allan Atkins; Bruce Breimer; Laura D. Corb; John P. Costas; Gregory T. Durant; Gregg Gonsalves; Carla A. Harris; Henry W. Lavine; A. Louis Parker; Tracey G. Reise; Steven S. Rogers; Stephen I. Sadove; Sandra E. Timmons; Kurt Van Wagenen; Patricia Miller Zollar

  • Executive Director / President:
  • Sandra E. Timmons, President

Staff Names

  • Key Staff:
  • Chantal Stevens, National Director, College Preparatory Schools Program; Isabella Trautmansdorff, Senior Program Manager, Northeast Region; Ivonne Simms, Program Manager, Southeast Region; Keith Wilkerson, Senior Program Manager, Mid-Atlantic Region; Prasant Nukalapati, Program Manager, Northwest Region; Asha Best, Program Manager, Southwest Region; Adam Lenter, Program Manager, Community Schools Program.


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • Tax ID:23-7173492

IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:237173492
  • Organization Name:A BETTER CHANCE INC
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:
  • Organization Address:253 W 35TH ST FL 6
  • Organization City:NEW YORK
  • Organization State:NY
  • Organization Zip:10001-1907
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1, 2
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization, Educational Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:May, 1972
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general publicĀ 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):922
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Endowment fund or financial services
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:December, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:December
  • NTEE Code:
  • Asset Amount:$14,999,913
  • Asset Code:8 ($10,000,000 - $49,999,999)
  • Income Amount:$1,459,129
  • Income Code:6 ($1,000,000 - $4,999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$927,548
  • Last Updated:3/23/2018 9:33:30 am

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