NEF Centennial Gala Celebration 2015

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. LEARN MORE


President of Armenia Recognizes NEF for Assistance to Refugees and Orphans during Genocide

On May 26, the President of the Republic of Armenia, Serzh Sargsyan, awarded NEF the President’s Prize in recognition of its “help to thousands of refuges and orphans who survived the Armenian Genocide and for saving their lives during and after World War I by means of funds donated by the American people.” LEARN MORE


NEF Launches Morocco Youth Entrepreneurship Program

The Near East Foundation recently held two workshops to launch the Empowering Youth through Entrepreneurship in Morocco (EYEM) project… LEARN MORE


of women in NEF Armenia's gender-based violence assistance projects increased economic independence and make the average income (or better) in Armenia

  • 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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