Our mission

Our mission is to unite Armenians all over the world and direct their combined efforts and means to the strengthening of our country.

History

The Hayastan All-Armenian Fund was founded by Presidential Decree in 1992. It is a unique institution whose mission is to unite Armenians in Armenia and overseas to overcome the country’s difficulties and to help establish sustainable development in Armenia and Artsakh. In addition to those problems associated with the break-up of the Soviet Union, the government had to find solutions to the aftermath of the 1988 Spitak earthquake, an economic blockade and the rehabilitation of areas that had suffered from the Artsakh conflict.

Activities

The work of the Hayastan All-Armenian Fund is implemented with the active participation and support of its 21 affiliates and partner organizations in 19 countries — including the United States (Los Angeles and New York), Canada (Toronto and Montreal), France, Great Britain, Germany, Austria, Sweden, Switzerland, Australia, Brazil, Lebanon, Argentina, Greece, Cyprus, Uruguay, Romania, Iran, Netherlands and Italy.

ARMEN SARGSYAN PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA

Projects

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.

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.


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House
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.
Way
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.
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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.
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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.
Road
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.
Since its inception in 1992, the Fund has implemented over 1,100 completed major projects in Armenia and Artsakh, with a total value of more than US $350 million.The Fund has more than 700,000 donors in Armenia, Artsakh, and the Diaspora. 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
100
greenhouses
169
educational, cultural, and scientific programs.

Fundraising

Dear compatriot,

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.

For more information, send an email to pr@himnadram.org
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In 2005, the Board of Trustees approved the Artsakh Rebirth territorial development project, which opened a new page in the Fund’s activities. The Board unanimously decided to use funds raised in the 2005 and 2006 telethons to revitalize and develop the Nagorno Karabakh regions of Martakert and Hadrut, which had particularly suffered during the Artsakh conflict. In 2006, several projects were initiated in Martakert including support to agriculture, water supply, healthcare, and school building. A similar project is being carried out in Hadrut and Martuni regions.

The proceeds from Telethon 2007 and 2008 benefited the large scale rural development program, which helped revitalize Armenia's and Artsakh's rural villages.

The funds collected through the 2010 and 2011 fundraising drive helped provide solutions to the critical issues of clean drinking water and irrigation water in Artsakh and also continue rural development program in the border villages of Armenia and Artsakh.

The 2012 fundraising was directed to the construction of community centers in rural regions of Artsakh and Armenia and assistance to the Armenian community of Syria.

The Telethon 2013 was directed to the reconstruction of the 116 km long Vardenis-Martakert Highway, a road serving as an additional lifeline between Armenia and Artsakh. Proceeds of the Telethon 2014 are used to complete the asphalting and decorating of the entire highway. The amounts raised at the Telethon 2015 serve to construct single-family homes for families in Nagorno Karabakh who have five or more children and lack adequate housing, as well as to implement special projects adopted by the benefactors.

During the years of its activity, Hayastan Fund has gained widespread respect and recognition for successfully meeting the needs and aspirations of the time. Always a great support to Armenia, the Fund is committed to its mission of successfully and steadily developing the young country.