Our Impact

Nassau County

Far-Reaching Impacts for a Thriving Community

Within Nassau County, The Community Foundation supports residents, nonprofits, philanthropists and the community every day through various programs and initiatives. From donor services to philanthropic guidance and civic leadership, we invest in a broad array of causes including the arts, economic development, education, housing, healthcare and more. Our donors, financial advisors and leadership are all deeply involved in the area—Nassau County isn’t just close to our hearts; it’s our home, too.
The Agency Endowment at Barnabas Center in Nassau County will continue to support the nonprofit for as long as it exists.

6 on Elm

The need for suitable housing in Nassau County prompted us to make a connection which resulted in a substantial gift from the Delores Barr Weaver Legacy Fund to Nassau Habitat for Humanity. The gift allowed NHFH to purchase land and build six townhomes for those in need.

A.L. Lewis Historical Society

As the iconic A.L. Lewis Museum approached its fifth anniversary, we worked together to develop an updated website and social media presence for a large-scale planned event, to bring attention to this remarkable piece of history.

Nassau County Council on Aging

Funding for the Nassau County Council on Aging has provided compassionate care and programming for seniors, caregivers and families as they navigate dementia, adult day care, caregiver stress and other experiences.

Arts Alive Nassau

Each year, Arts Alive Nassau provides free and low-cost music and arts instruction to close to 600 students in Nassau County. With support from The Community Foundation, the nonprofit embarked on a strategic planning process, bolstering its approach and impact.

$1,000 Start-Ups

$1,000 Start-Ups is an entrepreneurship, financial management and life skills program offered at no cost to local entrepreneurs. Funding from The Community Foundation helps to put the dream of entrepreneurship within reach with training for traditionally marginalized communities.


Barnabas connects people, help and hope in Nassau County. A grant from The Community Foundation made it possible to expand its Food for Families mobile pantry distribution to serve an additional 1,500 families, specifically Hispanic and African-American individuals.