One cannot underestimate the Negev’s agriculture and growing economic importance to the State of Israel. Much of Israel’s food and many of its export crops are grown there. Moreover, Israel’s current and future residents may someday call the Negev home. For these reasons and others, the future of Israel depends upon the development of the Negev.
The Negev Foundation endeavors to not only perform the altruistic work of a non-profit organization, but also to do so in the most effective manner possible. We are proud to highlight that 2009 marks the fifth consecutive year that the Foundation earned a four star rating by Charity Navigator, an independent organization that evaluates the effectiveness of non-profits. This highest rating indicates that the Foundation is one of the most consistent and efficient non-profits in terms of utilizing every penny it receives. Only four percent of the nearly 6,000 non-profits that Charity Navigator evaluates have received their four-star rating five years in a row; that is only 240 charities of which the Negev Foundation is a part.
The ongoing development of the Negev region is critical to the Israel’s economic self-sufficiency. The Negev Foundation is committed to contributing to that success by serving as a conduit for public and private partnerships. As a Cleveland-based, non-profit tax-exempt foundation, we support proven scientific technological and human innovation, and promote sustainable desert development, including agricultural innovations successfully applied in Israel.