Near East Foundation (NEF)

Founded in 1915, the Near East Foundation's mission is to help build more sustainable, prosperous, and inclusive communities in the Middle East and Africa through education, governance, and economic development initiatives. NEF is an operational NGO with projects in seven countries -- Armenia, Egypt, Jordan, Mali, Morocco, Palestine, and Sudan -- where we work to directly improve the lives of tens of thousands of vulnerable people through programs in Peacebuilding, Civic Engagement and Education, Sustainable Agriculture, and Business Development. In the field, approximately 50 NEF staff members-all of them from the countries in which they work-partner with local organizations to find homeg...

Women share ideas about business opportunities

Women share ideas about business opportunities
Photo from Progress Report '14 Women Receive Funding for their Businesses'

Families take a break from working in the field

Families take a break from working in the field
Photo from Progress Report 'Over 400 Families Increasing Their Food Security'

The crops begin to grow!

The crops begin to grow!
Photo from Progress Report 'Over 400 Families Increasing Their Food Security'

Families prepare to plant crops

Families prepare to plant crops
Photo from Progress Report 'Over 400 Families Increasing Their Food Security'

A child enjoys a nutritious snack at school

A child enjoys a nutritious snack at school
Photo from Progress Report 'Palestinian Women Generate $130,000 in Revenue with NEF Support'
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