The Rochester Better Chance Foundation

Upcoming Events

  • Zombie Stagger 5K October 14, 2017 at 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Cooke Park, 722 7th St NW, Rochester, MN 55901, USA When else can you dress as a zombie, run, walk, amble, stagger, crawl or just hide in the tall grass and wait for the pack to get close to the finish line then jump back in the crowd.
  • Bacon Fest February 8, 2018 at 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm This our Second year hosting Rochester's Bacon Fest. There will be Bacon and fun. What else can you ask for
  • RBC Winter Fest Gospel concert February 11, 2018 at 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 559 20th St SW, Rochester, MN 55902, USA This is our annual Winter Fest Gospel concert.
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    2017 RBC Zombie Stagger 5K

    October 14, 2017 ⋅ Adult, No T shirt: $15.00 ⋅ Youth no T shirt With Adult: free ⋅ High School age kid No T shirt: $10.00 ⋅ Family Registration No T shirt: $50.00 ⋅ Adult Small T shirt: $25.00 ⋅ Adult Med T shrt: $25.00 ⋅ Adult Large T shirt: $25.00 ⋅ Adult X Large T shirt: $25.00 ⋅ Adult XXL T shirt: $25.00 ⋅ Youth Med T shirt: $25.00 ⋅ Youth Large Tshirt: $25.00 ⋅ I cannot run, but I would like to donate to RBC:

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WinterFest 2016 RBC Gospel Concert

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It is time for the RBC WinterFest Gospel Concert.

Once again its time for Rochester WinterFest and we are having our Gospel Concert again. This year the show is Sunday night February 14th starting at 6:00 at a new location, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Once again, we will have an eclectic mix of performers.

The cost  of admission is free but we will be taking a freewill offering.  Please come support RBC and have a great time.

We will have CDs of last years show for sale.

Thanks Mayo Clinic Division of Hospital Internal Medicine

School supplys 2015-16

We at Rochester Better Chance would like to thank Dr Lakisha Jones and the great folks at the Mayo Clinic, Division of Hospital Internal Medicine for donating school supplies for the 2015-16 school year. This is the third year in a row they have done this and it is a big help. The scholars can hit the ground running with all the supplies they need to start school. It is generosity like this that has kept RBC going for over 40 years in Rochester. Thanks!

Summer Concert Sunday July 19th!!!!!

We are having a summer concert fundraiser for  RBC. The concert will be this Sunday July 19th from 1:00 till 4:00 at Squash Blossom Farm in Douglas Mn. The show is free but we will be accepting donations and we will have copies of the WinterFest Gospel CD for sale.

When we had our Winter Fest concert in February, several of the performers said they thought it would be fun to have a concert in the summer so we decided to give it a try.

So get your lawn chair and come out and see Brittany Bly, Becky Schlegel, Brass Etc, and the Mass Gospel Choir. We plan to have lemonade and cookies for sale.

2015 Litter Bit Better


Well, another year and another litter bit better.  The crew at RBC picked up trash at the park by St Mary’s  hospital.

Every donation dollar is matched!

It is with excitement I announce the opportunity for the Better Chance House to receive matching donations from the Otto Bremer Foundation.   The Bremer Foundation has offered to match donations in the month of March up to a total match of $100,000.  The RBC House is one of 45 different organizations in South Eastern MN who will receive a matching grant.  The Match will last until a total donation of $1,000,000 has been reached on a first come, first matched basis.
We realize you have donated to this worthy organization in the past, and we once again ask for your support.  Opportunities like this are special to any Non-Profit organization and the Scholars here in Rochester could use your support once again.
The House has an operating budget of $80,000 annually.  This Matching Grant will allow the House to fund it’s annual expenses and hopefully create a buffer that was depleted with the upgrade assessment to 2nd St. SW.

To complete a matching grant, please go to:

With Gratitude,

Andrew Dunn, Board President

The RBC family is one of the family’s in this exhibit

What does family mean to me? What does family look like?
Photo & Story Exhibition

January 15 – February 28
Venue: Rochester Civic Theatre Lobby Gallery
Open during the events and the Civic Theatre box office hours: Mon – Fri, 11AM – 3PM.

On display in the lobby gallery, photo portraits by photographer Ann Eldredge with accompanying stories; both reflecting the spirit and personality of a variety of family configurations. Images and words by the public will be added during the run of the exhibit. You will want to come back again and again!

Admission free.

2014 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 4,800 times in 2014. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 4 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.