The Fund implements a wide range of projects that are of vital importance to our homeland. Parallel to the construction of roads, schools, kindergartens, hospitals, and gas and water networks, assistance is provided to many socially vulnerable groups, including families of freedom fighters and students from low-income families. Today, thanks to donations from Armenians worldwide, hundreds of thousands of our compatriots are provided with homes, water, gas, heating, and economic opportunities.
The Fund also continues to be a major supporter of the work of Armenian artists and scientists, with particular emphasis on encouraging the young generation.
The Fund’s first large-scale initiative was the “Winter” humanitarian project, which, between 1992 and 1995, provided urgent fuel, food, and other relief to the people of Armenia, to help them survive the severe hardships of those years. As importantly, the Fund built apartment buildings and houses for hundreds of families in Gyumri, Vanadzor, Stepanavan, and Spitak who had lost their homes in the 1988 earthquake. The Fund has also provided — and continues to provide — assistance to families of deceased or disabled freedom fighters as well as students from low-income families.
Ever since the mid-1990s, the Fund has been entrusted with the development of infrastructures across Armenia and Artsakh. During 1995-1999, and 2000-2005, respectively, the Fund built the Goris-Stepanakert Highway and Artsakh’s North-South Highway. By linking cities, towns, and villages, the latter highway has had an instrumental in the economic development of the country. Parallel to road construction, the Fund implemented a broad range of community-development projects, including the construction and renovation of schools, hospitals and clinics, water and gas networks, power lines, and cultural institutions.
At its annual meeting in 2005, the Fund’s Board of Trustees announced the “Artsakh Rebirth” project, which was to open a new page in the work of the organization. The Board of Trustees unanimously decided to use the proceeds of Armenia Fund’s 2005 and 2006 Telethons for the revitalization and development of Artsakh’s Martakert and Hadrut regions, which had been hit particularly hard by the war in the early 1990s. The revitalization of Martakert and Hadrut began in 2006 and 2007, respectively, encompassing the development of agriculture and the construction of water networks, healthcare facilities, and schools. The Fund has been implementing a similarly comprehensive set of projects in the Martuni Region as well.
In 2008 and 2009, the Fund focused on revitalizing rural communities throughout Armenia and Artsakh, through the construction of schools, water networks, and healthcare facilities, as well as agricultural-development programs. The Fund allocated most of the proceeds from its 2009 Telethon, which was held under the slogan “Our Shushi,” to the development of social and economic infrastructures in the ancient city of Shushi, by building schools, water networks, and roads, and installing new roofs on apartment buildings. In 2011 and 2012, the Fund addressed the critical need for the construction of potable-water and irrigation networks in Artsakh, and continued its rural-development program in Artsakh and Armenia, focusing on border villages. With support raised in 2012, the Fund built multifunctional community centers in rural areas throughout Artsakh and Armenia, and provided urgent assistance to the Syrian-Armenian community.
In 2014, the Fund allocated its previous year’s fundraising proceeds to the start of earthwork on the approximately 116-kilometer Vardenis-Martakert Highway linking Armenia and Artsakh. In 2015, the Fund began the highway’s paving phase as well as the installation of markings, barriers, sidewalks, and other elements, and the construction or renovation of bridges. Construction continued in 2016 and 2017. The strategically important highway was inaugurated in September 2017. With proceeds from its 2015 Telethon, the Fund began to build homes for low-income Artsakh families with five or more children. The Fund allocated the proceeds from its 2016 Telethon to the rebuilding of war-ravaged communities in Artsakh, emergency and disaster-preparedness programs, and the construction of more homes for large families in Artsakh. The Fund’s 2017 proceeds will benefit the drilling of deep-water wells, construction of drip-irrigation networks, and installation of solar-power systems in Artsakh.
In addition to its annual flagship programs, the Fund simultaneously implements donor-specified projects as well as projects within the framework of its core development programs, in Armenia and Artsakh alike.
Throughout its 25-year history, the Hayastan All-Armenian Fund has earned the support of the entire Armenian nation for addressing the homeland’s urgent development needs and implementing modern projects of outstanding quality. As an organization that has championed Armenian statehood from the very outset, the Fund remains steadfast in its mission to direct the united efforts of Armenians across the globe to the ongoing development and strengthening of our homeland.
Since its inception in 1992, the Fund has implemented over 1,100 completed projects in Armenia and Artsakh, with a total value of more than US $330 million.
The Fund’s construction, renovation, and other projects include more than:
605 kilometers of highways and roads;
580 kilometers of water pipelines, water-distribution networks, and irrigation canals;
149 kilometers of gas pipelines and distribution networks;
70 kilometers of power lines,
359 schools and kindergartens;
24 community centers;
500 houses and apartments;
75 hospitals and clinics;
58 cultural and sports centers;
169 educational, cultural, and scientific programs.
The Fund has more than 700,000 donors in Armenia, Artsakh, and the Diaspora.
Your support today will help us build or renovate one more school, hospital, road, water pipeline, or gas network.
To make a donation, you can call +37410 52 15 05 or visit the Fund’s executive office in Yerevan.
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The Funds’ financial resources are obtained through telethons, phoneathons, radiothons, benefit dinners, concerts, art exhibitions, and bike rides held in various countries; donations made at post offices in Armenia and Artsakh or through SMS; and
project-specific donations and bequests.
The Fund’s annual International Thanksgiving Day Telethon, held in Los Angeles since 1996, reports on completed and ongoing projects, and rallies worldwide Armenian support around a new flagship project to benefit the homeland. The Telethon is the year’s culminating fundraising event. It concludes with an announcement of the total dollar amount raised throughout the year in Armenia, Artsakh, and the Diaspora, including donations and pledges made during the Telethon itself. Subsequently the year’s total proceeds are allocated to the implementation of the Fund’s newest flagship project, as determined by the Board of Trustees at its most recent annual meeting.
The Fund’s annual Pan-European Phoneathon, led by the Fund’s affiliate in France, raises support for the organization’s newest flagship project by collecting donations from Armenian families, businesses, and organizations in France, Germany, Switzerland, Holland, and Greece. Phoneathons are also held by the Fund’s affiliates in Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay.