Near East Foundation’s Heroes Fundraising Campaign


Each year, we celebrate the unsung heroes among us who are creating positive change in their communities across the globe. While unrest, violence, inequality, and a changing climate continue to plague the communities where NEF works, these quiet heroes stand strong and steadfast in the face of unimaginable odds, fighting for their survival, their dignity, and the betterment of their communities.

WHO ARE NEF HEROES? They are women who have suffered great hardshipyet who have never faltered in shouldering the responsibility of providing for their families. They are young people in countries where their future prospects are bleakyet have forged paths for themselves against all odds. They are farmers fighting climate change, droughts and extreme weather conditionsyet are persevering by working to bring tools and farming methods to their communities. They are people who often go completely unrecognizedyet whose stories prove that investing in people at the community level is the most effective and sustainable way to create meaningful change.

NEF’s mission is to ease the journey for our heroes –  making sure they are not alone in their fight by providing them with agency and access to the lifesaving tools they need to rebuild their lives.   

A hero shouldn’t have to walk alone.

Between now and December 31, we aim to raise $200,000 to honor the exceptional and resilient people we serve—NEF’s Heroes. Your gift will support NEF Heroes, like those featured below, whose stories represent the millions of people NEF works with each year. With your help, we can help more heroes access the opportunities they need to build better futures for themselves, their families, and their communities.

Give a little where it means a lot. Donate today.









Donation Questions? Contact Andrea Crowley, Director of Partnerships and Philanthropy at