Second Chance Foundation’s (SCF) first and foremost activity is raising funds as a 501(c)(3) public charity to provide scholarships to individuals who qualify. Candidates can apply for the scholarship by submitting an application, which are then vetted by the board, before scholarships are granted. By doing so, Second Chance foundation works towards its vision of a world without addiction, by provide hope and services for individuals and their loved ones who are suffering from the disease of addiction, which is its mission.

SCF both raises money and awareness via social media and events about the nature of Substance Use Disorder (SUD), colloquially known as addiction, and by providing scholarships and grants to both individuals seeking help, and facilities that provide treatment. In doing so it attacks the problem from both ends of the spectrum, in making sure that individuals seeking help can receive it, and making sure that the facilities that providing help can do so in the best manner possible.


SCF is a public charity whose primary source of funding is donations. Using social media, news outlets, and events such as the Annual Second Chance Gala, SFC relies on the generous donations of individuals to further its goals.

All donations are tax deductible.


All activities are directed by the SCF officers and directors who are all volunteers. The Board of Directors sets the direction for the activities and relies on volunteers to execute its plans. By making sure that both the board and staff are a 100% volunteer force, SCF maximizes its funds in supporting its programs.

Let’s face it. Asking people to donate money is tough. It takes time, energy, and effort to convince people that our goal is worth it. So making sure that the money we do collect is properly allocated and that scholarship recipients are indeed working toward recovery is thankless, tireless, job. But each member of the board and our awesome 100% organic non-gmo free-trade volunteer staff have all been touched by the disease of addiction in one way or another, and all too well understand its devastating effects if left untreated.

As such, each and every scholarship is vetted and approved by the board of directors, and once granted, must have a volunteer case manager assigned, who diligently follows the recipients progress and reports back to the board on a regular basis (please refer to the programs page for more details).