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Naseej Foundation - Resources for Community Youth Development in the Arab World

#6 Mizel Al Khdear Street, Al Rabyeh, Amman
Post Office Box 910741
Amman, Arab Region 11191
Jordan

Mission

to support the creation of diverse and active communities, where people collectively and through equitable partnerships, play a positive and responsible role in the development process that ensures justice at all levels, across the Arab World

Most Meaningful Change

Our most valuable and meaningful change is the number of partners, both organizations and individuals, who have gradually started to believe in themselves and their ability to bring change. People have started to believe more in their communities and to appreciate the essence of networking and collaboration, not only within countries but within the Arab world.

Identifying Information
OrganizationNaseej Foundation - Resources for Community Youth Development in the Arab World
Address 1#6 Mizel Al Khdear Street, Al Rabyeh, Amman
Address 2Post Office Box 910741
City / TownAmman
State / RegionArab Region
ZIP / Postal Code11191
CountryJordan
ContinentAsia
Map Address (If Different)
Map City / Town (If Different)Did not answer
Map State / Region (If Different) Arab Region
Map Zip / Postal Code (If Different) 11191
Map Country (If Different)Jordan
Phone962779466466
Emailhaswad@naseej-cyd.org
Websitewww.naseej-cyd.org
Organization Leader (Name, Title)Hania Aswad, Founding Director
Primary Contact’s NameDid not answer
Primary Contact’s PositionExecutive Director
Foundation at a Glance
Year FoundedDid not answer
Mission Statementto support the creation of diverse and active communities, where people collectively and through equitable partnerships, play a positive and responsible role in the development process that ensures justice at all levels, across the Arab World
Organization DescriptionOther non profit
Other DescriptionNaseej is a regional foundation that works directly in 7 countries (Palestine, Lebanon, Jordan, Yemen, Egypt, Tunisia and Morocco) and reaches out to more than 18 countries in total.
Approximate Size of the Population Serviced4,900,000
Total Paid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)3
Total Unpaid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)20
Total Board Members5
Financial Information (in U.S. Dollars)
Organization’s Total Income in Last Fiscal Year$433,277
Organization’s Gifts Income in Last Fiscal YearDid not answer
Organization’s Total Expenditures in Last Fiscal Year$433,277
Organization’s Grantmaking Budget in Last Fiscal YearDid not answer
Does Organization Have an EndowmentNo but intend to build one
Value of Endowment (or Financial Reserves) as of the End of Last Fiscal YearDid not answer
Change in Financial Status Over Last Three YearsDeclined
Priorities and Achievements
Factors that Played a Role in the Origins of Your Organization
Community leadershipPlayed a centrally important role
Philanthropic giftsPlayed a slight role
Grassroots activismPlayed a centrally important role
Inadequate government servicesPlayed an important role
Changes in the political environmentPlayed a centrally important role
Changes in the economic environmentPlayed a slight role
Government initiative fundingNo role
Foundation initiative fundingPlayed a centrally important role
Bilateral or multilateral initiative fundingPlayed an important role
Favorable legal or fiscal policiesPlayed a slight role
Time Spent Working in Following Areas
NeighborhoodLots of time
LocallyLots of time
RegionallyLots of time
NationallyLots of time
InternationallyLots of time
Rate Importance of the Following Functions
GrantmakingCentrally important
Having local people as leaders in the organizationCentrally important
Seeking local donationsImportant but not central
Having a gender balance in the organizationCentrally important
Board reflective of community diversityImportant but not central
Building an endowmentSlightly important
Serving donor needsSlightly important
Acting as a fiscal intermediary for the communityCentrally important
Building inclusion and trust in the communityCentrally important
Pursuing equityCentrally important
Accountability to local peopleCentrally important
Raising money for grantmaking annuallyCentrally important
Community developmentCentrally important
In the Last Year, Extent to Which Programming and/or Grantmaking Involved Work in the Following Areas
Arts and cultureLot
EducationLot
EnvironmentFair amount
HealthFair amount
Human and social servicesLot
Human rightsLot
International relationsLot
ReligionNot at all
Economic developmentFair amount
Conflict resolution/bridging different parts of the communityLot
Information technologyFair amount
Strengthening local or regional governmentLittle
HousingFair amount
ChildrenFair amount
WaterFair amount
Alternative energyLittle
Disaster reliefNot at all
Advocacy with authoritiesLot
Job trainingLot
Nongrantmaking Services Offered to Community in Recent Years
Convening for issues of local concernOften
Promote collaboration between granteesOften
Promote understanding of public policyOften
Training/capacity-building for local organizationsOften
AdvocacyOften
Loaned staffOccasionally
ResearchOften
Community needs assessmentOften
Leadership developmentOften
InternshipsOften
Providing space for local organizationsOften
Access to information technologyOften
Publishing/knowledge sharingOften
Main Trends Over the Past Year in Geographic Area Served
PovertyGetting much worse
CrimeGetting worse
Trust among different sections of the communityGetting worse
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesGetting much worse
Social position of marginalized groupsGetting much worse
Responsiveness of authoritiesGetting much worse
Appropriateness of public policiesGetting much worse
Value of community assetsGetting much worse
Quality of the environmentGetting much worse
Number of people and organizations working to change and improve their communityGetting better
Levels of innovation and risk taking in addressing community problemsGetting better
Networks and links between different parts of the communityGetting worse
Gender equityGetting worse
Charitable giving through the community foundationGetting worse
Number of people and organizations involved in philanthropic givingGetting much worse
Extent to Which Organization Can Claim Tangible and Measurable Achievements in the Past Three Years
PovertySome important achievements
CrimeSome important achievements
Trust among different sections of the communityMuch achievement
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesMuch achievement
Social position of marginalized groupsMuch achievement
Responsiveness of authoritiesWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Appropriateness of public policiesWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Value of community assetsMuch achievement
Quality of the environmentSome important achievements
Number of people and organizations working to change and improve their communityMuch achievement
Levels of innovation and risk taking in addressing community problemsMuch achievement
Networks and links between different parts of the communityMuch achievement
Gender equityMuch achievement
Charitable giving through the community foundationA few small achievements
Number of people and organizations involved in philanthropic givingWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Active Partnerships
Formal community associations and groupsLot
Informal associations of citizensLot
Non-governmental organizationsLot
Local governmentLot
National governmentLittle
UniversitiesLot
SchoolsLot
BusinessesLittle
Partnerships and External Aid
Other Institutions Helpful to Our Work
National association of grantmakersUnhelpful
Regional association of grantmakersNeither helpful or unhelpful
Global Fund for Community FoundationsVery helpful
Particular foundationHelpful
Other organizationHelpful
Involvement of Local People
Regularly survey local people about our programsYes
Local people are engaged in the delivery of our workYes
Local people control what our organization doesYes
Have local people represented on our boardYes
Have regular sessions where local people advise us what our programs should doYes
Actively engage local people as volunteersYes
All of our board is composed of local peopleNo
Account to local people about our successes and failures each yearYes
Assistance in Overcoming Main Difficulties Faced in Developing Organization Further
Increased fundingVery important
Better legal or fiscal environmentNeither important nor unimportant
More volunteersImportant
Access to advice or technical assistanceImportant
Better local culture of givingImportant
Stronger civil societyVery important
More responsive authoritiesImportant
OtherArab Philanthropy is also crucial but to very supportive at this point
Most Meaningful Change
Most Meaningful Change that Organization Has Helped to Bring About in the Last Three YearsOur most valuable and meaningful change is the number of partners, both organizations and individuals, who have gradually started to believe in themselves and their ability to bring change. People have started to believe more in their communities and to appreciate the essence of networking and collaboration, not only within countries but within the Arab world.
 

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Identifying Information

Foundation at a Glance

Financial Information (in U.S. Dollars)

Priorities and Achievements
Factors that Played a Role in the Origins of Your Organization

Time Spent Working in Following Areas

Rate Importance of the Following Functions

In the Last Year, Extent to Which Programming and/or Grantmaking Involved Work in the Following Areas

Nongrantmaking Services Offered to Community in Recent Years

Main Trends Over the Past Year in Geographic Area Served

Extent to Which Organization Can Claim Tangible and Measurable Achievements in the Past Three Years

Active Partnerships

Partnerships and External Aid
Other Institutions Helpful to Our Work

Involvement of Local People

Assistance in Overcoming Main Difficulties Faced in Developing Organization Further

Most Meaningful Change

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