About the Eddie Nash Foundation
The Eddie Nash Foundation was founded in 2007 by Bryan “Eddie” Nash, a former foster youth who became successful in business and wanted to help other foster youth succeed. The foundation has two flagship programs:
- Passports to Success, Life Skills Workshops: The foundation partners with community businesses to prepare foster youth aged 14-21 for successful emancipation.
- Together We Belong, Sibling Reunification: This program reunites siblings living in separate foster care placements for unforgettable times of togetherness, bonding and family fun.
All programs are funded exclusively by donations, fundraisers and grants. Operating expenses are kept at 18% of the budget and in keeping with his core belief that he is a steward of money donated for foster youth, Bryan Nash does not take a salary.
Our Mission Statement
The purpose of the Eddie Nash Foundation is to work to create an enlightened world without violence, by breaking the cycle of hate resulting from abuse, prejudice and all forms of violence affecting our youth, through recognition and financial contributions to community programs and organizations that support the goals of the foundation.
Our mission is to empower foster youth, through collaborative efforts with community partners and creative programming, with the essential skills they need to live independent, productive lives once they are emancipated.
The opportunity to volunteer with this foundation has been among the greatest blessings in my life and I cannot possibly thank you enough for all the pleasure & gratitude it has stirred in my heart. When people ask me what my favorite part of my last 4 years has been, I always say, working with the incredible foster youth at Eddie Nash Foundation. As I start my first year at Boise State University this fall, I feel so sad to not be a part of Passports to Success on Saturdays, but I am hopeful that I can help raise awareness for those who need extra assistance & love, as I am considering going into Social Work, a passion I found through all of you.” ~Abigail
ABOUT THE EDDIE NASH FOUNDATION
The Eddie Nash Foundation was founded by Bryan “Eddie” Nash, a successful Orange County business man and former youth in foster care. The mission of the Eddie Nash Foundation is to provide programming to support and educate foster youth in conjunction with community involvement.