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NNCF grantee Community Forklift has been selected as the winner of the Charitable Business category for the eBay SHINE Awards for Small Business and was recently featured on the front page of The Washington Post's Local Living section.

Cohen Foundation and Amerihealth Caritas DC receive Health Partner Champion award from Mary's Center

The Naomi and Nehemiah Cohen Foundation was formed in 1959 to continue its founders’ life-long commitment to social justice, helping those in need, and promoting the welfare of the Jewish people. Today, NNCF makes grants totaling more than $4 million each year, primarily to organizations working in the Washington, DC metropolitan area and in Israel.

Giving to those less fortunate than we are...brings us contentment and true happiness. The Talmud says that a man’s greatness is measured not by how much money he can acquire, but rather how much he can part with.
—N.M. Cohen, February 14, 1962.
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