Dorothy and Jack Bender, Naomi and Nehemiah Cohen, and Minnie and Abraham Kay aboard ship en route to Israel in the late 1950s.
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Naomi & Nehemiah Cohen Foundation
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The Foundation makes grants to local and national organizations in the areas of public policy, social justice and voter education. Locally, the Foundation supports DC-based advocacy organizations that work hand in hand with the Foundation’s health care, youth development, housing, and human services grantees. Nationally, the Foundation makes grants to organizations working in the areas of reproductive rights, voter education, and voter mobilization.

Local Civic Affairs

Coalition for Nonprofit Housing & Economic Development
CNHED's mission is to strengthen and support the ability of nonprofit community development organizations to improve the quality of life in the District of Columbia's neighborhoods through advocacy, information sharing, training, capacity building, research and communications.

DC Alliance of Youth Advocates
DC Alliance of Youth Advocates is a citywide coalition that works to ensure policies, programs and practices within the District of Columbia that promote and propel youth into productive and healthy adulthood.

DC Appleseed Center
DC Appleseed conducts research and analyses that address important public policy issues facing Washington, DC and advocates for practical solutions to some of DC's most challenging problems.

DC Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy
DC Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy works to reduce the teen pregnancy rate in the District of Columbia by galvanizing public support, training parents, listening to teens and keeping the spotlight focused on teen pregnancy prevention.

DC Fair Budget Coalition
The Fair Budget Coalition advocates for budget and public policy initiatives that address poverty and human needs in the District of Columbia.

DC Fiscal Policy Institute
DC Fiscal Policy Institute works to analyze the District’s fiscal problems and makes recommendations for addressing serious budget shortfalls in ways that protect services vital to low-income residents.

DC Hunger Solutions
DC Hunger Solutions works to fight hunger and improve the nutrition, health, and well-being of children and families in the District of Columbia by informing the public about hunger and food insecurity in D.C., working to boost participation in D.C. child nutrition programs and working to ensure better food stamp access for more District residents.

DC Vote
DC Vote educates the public about the need for District of Columbia citizens to obtain full voting representation in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate.

Washington AIDS Partnership
The Washington AIDS Partnership encourages local philanthropy to become involved in HIV/AIDS grantmaking through locally-based community partnerships and matching grants. The Partnership has granted over $14 million to over 130 organizations that work on HIV/AIDS prevention, education and service programs.

Washington Interfaith Network
WIN is a broad-based, multi-racial, multi-faith, strictly non-partisan, District-wide citizens’ power organization, rooted in local congregations and associations.

NNCF only makes grants to pre-selected organizations.

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