Mission Statement & Background

Mission Statement

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 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.