For Immediate Release
March 3, 2010
HAYASTAN ALL-ARMENIAN FUND IS 18
NEW YORK, New York — Today, March 3, 2010, the Hayastan All-Armenian Fund is celebrating its 18th anniversary.
The Fund was founded by Presidential Decree in March 1992 with a mission to unite Armenians in Armenia and the Diaspora to overcome the country’s difficulties and to help establish sustainable development in Armenia and Artsakh.
The Fund’s accomplishments to date comprise a broad range of initiatives that are of vital importance to our homeland. They include the construction and renovation of roads, schools, kindergartens, hospitals, and water and gas networks, as well as assistance to socially vulnerable groups such as families of disabled or deceased veterans of Artsakh’s war of liberation, students from disadvantaged families, pensioners, and parentless children. Today the generous support of the worldwide Armenian community continues to help improve the lives of thousands in Armenia and Artsakh by securing housing, water, heating, and other core necessities. Today the Fund has widespread respect and recognition for successfully meeting the needs and aspirations of the time.
Since its establishment in 1992, the Fund has drawn more than 300,000 donors and implemented over $200 million worth of projects in Armenia and Artsakh, which include roads and highways (over 470 km), waterways (over 212 km), gas lines (over 144 km), power-transmission lines (over 75 km), schools and kindergartens (over 218), residential buildings (over 410), healthcare facilities (over 34), sports and cultural centers (over 21).
“I would like to greet and express my deepest gratitude to the Fund’s Affiliates worldwide, as well as our donors, who have been contributing to the Fund’s work, committed to its mission in our homeland,” says the Executive Director of the Fund Ara Vardanyan.
ABOUT ARMENIA FUND USA: founded in 1992, was one of the first of Hayastan All-Armenian Fund’s 18 international affiliates and serves constituents in all states east of the Mississippi. As a non-profit, non-governmental, nonsectarian organization, the Fund represents all Armenian constituents. Armenia Fund USA is the largest contributor among the 18 international affiliates – supporting strategic infrastructure projects in Armenia and Karabakh. The Fund has adopted a policy to go “Beyond Bricks and Mortar” to provide sustainability for projects it sponsors.
To learn more about Armenia Fund USA, please visit our website at
or call us at 212-689-5307.