Dedicated to assisting underserved children in their health, personal development, education and enjoyment of life, the Steve Nash Foundation operates globally to increase access to critical needs resources for children affected by poverty, illness, abuse or neglect. Through its own initiatives, as well as grants to child-focused non-profits, the Foundation builds healthy communities by growing health in kids.
Where We Work
The Foundation focuses its resources on underserved populations of children in British Columbia, Arizona, and the countries of Canada, the US, Paraguay and Uganda.
C.A.I.V. (Child Abuse and Interpersonal Violence) : We work to reprioritize basic scientific research aimed at ending child abuse. Through collaboration with First Star, a Washington, D.C.-based public policy initiative, the Foundation is developing strategies by which to position child abuse as a public health matter addressed by federal health agencies, and find science-based routes to ending the harm imposed by interpersonal violence. C.A.R.E (Challenge Abuse through Respect Education) :The c.a.r.e. kit is designed for use by Grade One teachers in a week-long classroom module - focusing on child sexual abuse. The c.a.r.e. kit is intended to encourage children who have experienced or may experience any unwanted touching to tell a trusted adult, and to change the culture around abuse in a community. Educare Arizona: developing an early childhood education center of excellence in Arizona to bring best practices to infants, toddlers, children and families that canâ��t access those resources Support Hope â�� Paraguay Support Hope- Uganda Toronto Centre for Youth Assists: Stemming from our first ever Steve Nash Foundation Charity Classic, held in Toronto, Ontario, in 2005, the Foundation is also working closely with the City to establish an all-access, all-kids after-school center there to build hope through hoops for kids.