Goldberg/Nash Family Foundation: New York City Grants

OVERVIEW: Established in 1989, the Goldberg/Nash Family Foundation is the philanthropic vehicle of investor Joshua Nash and his wife Beth. The couple's grantmaking in New York City involves education, health, Jewish causes and more. 

IP TAKE: The foundation has a minimal web presence and does not appear to accept unsolicited proposals. Networking is key for getting on the radar of this low-profile funder.

PROFILE: The Goldberg/Nash Family Foundation is the under the radar charitable vehicle of Ulysses Management president Joshua Nash and his wife Beth. The couple are New York residents and focus much of their philanthropy on the Big Apple. Nash is the chairman of of Birthright Israel Foundation, one of a number of Jewish organizations the couple supports in the New York City area. The couple have given millions to Birthright Israel over the years. Other grantees have included UJA Federation of New York, Abraham Joshua Heschel School, Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty, and Hillel at Baruch College.

The Nashes also earmark funds for education in New York City. While a big winner here is the couple's alma mater UPenn, in New York, grantees have included "Hill Schools" Horace Mann and Fieldston, as well as Hunter College Foundation, Harlem Village Academies, and Columbia Business School, from where Beth graduated.

New York University is also an important site of work for this couple. Here, Beth was a motivating force in the creation of the Carr Center for Reproductive Justice at NYU's law school. Beth has an interest in reproductive justice. Another figure who influences this couple's work is Nash's late father, Jack, who passed away after a long illness at Mt. Sinai. The couple has steadily supported that outfit, as well as places like New York-Presbyterian and Planned Parenthood New York. 

The Nashes also give modest support to several arts and culture outfits in New York City. Grantees have included Whitney Museum of American Art, Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, Public Theater, Solomon R Guggenheim Foundation, and Carnegie Hall Society, which has received especially strong support. Nash is a trustee of Carnegie Hall. 

Grantmaking appears to be on the rise at the foundation, reaching around $2.3 million in giving in a recent tax year. Assets have been reported at around $732,880 in the past, with $2.5 million in gifts received. This isn't a particularly accessible funder, however, and New York City grantseekers will have to work hard to get on this couple's radar. 


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The Goldberg/Nash Family Foundation does not provide a clear avenue for getting in touch with the couple but below is an address:

Goldberg/Nash Family Foundation

1 Rockefeller Plz., 20th Fl.

New York City, NY 10020