The Near East Foundation Celebrates 100 Years of Work

On October 28, 2015, the Near East Foundation will welcome esteemed guests and honorees to our Centennial Gala Celebration at the beautiful Cipriani 25 Broadway to commemorate the 100th year anniversary of NEF. All are welcome to attend! LEARN MORE


NEF Launches Programs to Assist Syrian Refugees and Members of their Host Communities

NEF has recently launched new programs with the aim of reducing negative coping strategies among vulnerable and urban Syrian refugees and their host communities by building food and economic security. Help Syrian Refugees LEARN MORE


Finding Common Ground: Peacebuilding Through Economic Cooperation

As a result of NEF’s partnership with Syracuse University, several accomplished students accompanied by two distinguished professors, Ken Harper and Steve Davis, traveled to the West Bank and Israel to report on NEF’s cross-border economic development work. LEARN MORE


olive oil mills renovated and/or upgraded in Palestine and Israel, and owners trained resulting in improved oil quality and quantity

  • Restoring Lives, Restoring Mali

    For a year, Kaadi struggled to get water to his rice fields. His earthen irrigation quickly fell apart. With some training from NEF, a few donated supplies, and his own hard work, his fortunes turned for the better just as fast.

  • Refugees get a hand up – not a hand out

    Mustafa and his father escaped violence in Iraq in 2012. Since then, the struggle to survive where they can’t work allowed an old art form to flourish. NEF taught them to take their skills to the next level.

  • Financial Independence in a Close-Knit Community

    Khadija is a single mother in the West Bank who started a clothing shop to give herself financial independence. NEF and the Rangoonwala Foundation to gave her the knowledge to expand and market her skills while completely taking over operation of her business.

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