students studied web and information technology at Gyumri Information Technology Center.
groups of scientists received grants from the Armenian National Science and Education Fund to continue their research
local development projects were funded through the Ayo! crowdfunding platform
schools’ playgrounds, gymnasiums, crafts classrooms were built or renovated in the Berd Region as part of the Breaking the Cycle of Poverty Program
elderly, disabled and impoverished adults and children received a nutritious daily meal at FAR’s soup kitchensl
children found shelter and support at the FAR Children’s Center in Yerevan
doctors from Armenia and Nagorno-Karabagh accessed professional development opportunities through the Continuing Medical Education Program
students received scholarships to go to college
orphans and children from single-parent households received financial support from the Children of Armenia Sponsorship Program
FAR is dedicated to honoring the past, empowering the present, and ensuring the future for people in Armenia, Nagorno-Karabakh and Javakhk. FAR gives hope, guidance and opportunity to those in need, empowering them to create a better present and helping them pave the way toward a stronger future.
Headquartered in New York, FAR also has four offices in Armenia, with its head office in Yerevan. Eighty percent of FAR’s 100 staff members are based in the field, including Gyumri, Yerevan, Berd and Vanadzor.
What We Do
FAR caters its general relief and development programs to the changing needs of the people of Armenia. Currently, FAR concentrates its efforts on social services, social and economic opportunity and development, child protection, healthcare and education. Since its inception, FAR has implemented more than 225 relief, social, educational and cultural projects valued at over $290 million.
In response to the 1988 earthquake, which devastated Gyumri and Spitak, several members of the Armenian community rushed to help with relief efforts. Their timely assistance grew into something much bigger – an organization aimed at empowering Armenians to build a better future for themselves and their nation.FAR was reorganized into a private, voluntary organization and recognized as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit by the IRS in March 1993.
The Armenian diaspora plays a tremendous role in helping to modernize this fledgling nation, which is still rising from the ashes of the Soviet Union. Through FAR, support from the diaspora has housed thousands of families, fed hundreds of thousands more, and trained Armenia’s next generation of scientists, doctors, business leaders and other professionals.Thank you for your interest in supporting FAR. Our work depends on our wonderful, dedicated contributors. Donations can be made through our secure online form. Gifts can also be mailed to our New York Headquarters. If you are interested in having long-term impact on Armenians consider the advantages of planned giving.