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STEVE NASH FOUNDATION

Growing Health In Kids

aka The Steve Nash Foundation, SNF   |   Anchorage, AK   |  www.stevenash.org

Mission

The Steve Nash Foundation is dedicated to assisting underserved children in their health, personal development, education and enjoyment of life.

Notes from the nonprofit

In 2019, the Steve Nash Foundation was awarded operating foundation status by the IRS, recognizing our work in developing and implementing the unique programs and services we offer directly into communities. According to Foundation Source, "In contrast to non-operating foundations, an operating foundation must be significantly involved in its own projects in a continuing and sustaining fashion. In a sense, an operating foundation is a hybrid of a public charity . . . in that its primary focus is on active and direct conduct of charitable pursuits." We're proud to be continually working to create more impact, and thank you for your assist. Learn more at stevenash.org.

Ruling year info

2004

President

Steve Nash

Executive Director

Jenny Miller

Main address

9400 Sugar Cir

Anchorage, AK 99507 USA

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EIN

31-1753206

NTEE code info

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

Kindergarten, Nursery Schools, Preschool, Early Admissions (B21)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Children lacking access to high-quality, purposeful interactions and development opportunities in their early years (birth through five) are less likely to enter kindergarten ready to learn, and less likely to find success and enjoyment in school and later opportunities. These issues have been found to be more pervasive in low-income populations.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Educare Arizona

The Educare Learning Network aims to take the most cutting-edge early childhood research and neuroscience from the lab to the classroom. More than just exceptional preschools, Educare schools are catalysts for change, sparking local and national public policy and discourse about the importance of investing in young children, and critical improvements in quality.

In 2011, Educare Arizona joined the nation’s leading partnership for early learning as the thirteenth Educare school to open, and the first to include an attached healthcare center. Bringing together a public-private collaboration to assist underserved children ages birth to five in a beautifully light-filled LEED Silver building, Educare Arizona represents investment in our community, our economy, and our future. A founding collaborator and Board member, the Steve Nash Foundation has contributed more than $2 million to Educare Arizona and continues to serve on the Board of Directors. Learn more at educarearizona.org.

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers
Families

Let's Talk Dads, in collaboration with the TMW Center for Early Learning + Public Health, promotes early childhood neurological development by engaging dads in the starting five years of life and learning.

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers
Families

With unprecedented challenges to so many during this global pandemic, the Steve Nash Foundation is working to deliver emergency grants to organizations on the front lines, including funds to increase childcare capacity for healthcare responders, and to shift strategies to ensure efficacy.

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers
Families

Growing social emotional learning (SEL) and equity means empowering young learners with an understanding of diverse perspectives and experiences. Through SNF READy (Readying Equity and Diversity), we’re working with public schools, libraries, and other community-facing organizations to bring our love of books to children and families, with established and emerging authors and characters that celebrate diverse perspectives and experiences, while providing the tools to integrate transformative social emotional learning – and the vocabulary of feelings – into classrooms.

In doing so, we aim to advance transformative SEL to build empathy and health identities among young learns, and positively impact diversity, equity and inclusion outcomes for children and families.

Population(s) Served
Children

Where we work

Awards

Steve Patterson Award 2008

Sports Philanthropy Project

Most Caring Athlete 2010

USA Today

J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award 2007

Professional Basketball Writers Association

International Humanitarian Award 2011

St. Boniface Hospital Foundation

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The Steve Nash Foundation's operating goal is to increase access to critical resources for underserved populations of children, specifically in the areas of health and education.

In the US, the Steve Nash Foundation focuses on early childhood education, with a focus on increasing the quality of programs and services available to children and families in low-income households through Educare. Through a coast-to-coast network of state-of-the-art, full-day, year-round schools, Educare serves at-risk children from birth to 5 years. Each Educare school embraces a community's most vulnerable children with programming and instructional support that develop early skills and nurture the strong parent-child relationships that create the foundation for successful learning. As an anchor funder for Educare Arizona, SNF provides leadership and support there, and as a part of the Network's national development.

Through our Starting Five work, we're also leveraging the influence of Steve and other professional athletes over fans worldwide, encouraging adults to engage with infants, toddlers and children using leading science to inform our curriculum.

With our MVP at the point, the Steve Nash Foundation is uniquely positioned to serve not only as a funder, but as a convener of people dedicated to ameliorating conditions for children. Working across partisan lines, the Foundation has been able to assist in highlighting the need for a unified effort on behalf of kids, families, and communities.

Early data from Educare schools reveal promising results in preparing low-income young children for later academic achievement. The data show that the more time children spend in Educare, the better prepared they are for kindergarten. By the time they entered Kindergarten, children who began the program between birth and two years old exceeded the national average for school readiness by 9 points, averaged vocabulary scores of 96.9 (approaching the national mean for all children), and 88% had social skills rated as meeting or exceeding national averages.

Educare graduates are ready to become active and engaged kindergartners. Educare children enter kindergarten exhibiting average or above average social-emotional skills. These social and emotional skills help Educare children negotiate the transition to kindergarten and its new demands, new teachers and new peers—setting them up for school success.

Financials

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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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STEVE NASH FOUNDATION

Board of directors
as of 01/18/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Steve Nash

Steve Nash

Martin Nash

Joann Malhotra

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Not applicable
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/18/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability