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The Negev Foundation

The Negev Foundation is a Cleveland-based, non-profit, 501(c)3 tax-exempt foundation that supports initiatives contributing to the overall well-being of Israel’s southern region, the Negev.

Sam Hoenig, President

As cities in northern and central Israel reach capacity and immigration to Israel increases, the foundation works to build strong and viable communities in the Negev.

The Foundation believes in the visionary foresight of David Ben Gurion: that the Negev holds Israel’s greatest promise. Their goal is to fulfill that promise by providing funding for various projects in the areas of agriculture, health, education, community and culture, and international relations and cooperation.

The Negev Foundation has several objectives, all aimed at promoting the Negev region. They include:

  • Supporting applied desert and agricultural research
  • Promoting business opportunities in international markets
  • Transferring of successful applied desert agricultural innovations abroad
  • Promoting economic partnerships through technology transfer and application
  • Promoting vocational educational programs to students who plan to make the Negev their home
  • Improving the overall quality of life for all inhabitants of the region

Please see our website for more details about our work.

Other Information:

Sam Hoenig, President

Richard J. Bogomolny, Board Chair