FAQs

Which groups of people does FAR aim to help?

Through providing a combination of short-term relief and long-term programming, FAR aims to help various groups in Armenia. We attempt to address most issues that are brought to our attention, and we do not target a specific demographic. However, many of our beneficiaries are families with children, children without families, the elderly and those seeking education.

What types of projects does FAR run or implement?

FAR’s programs are as diverse as the needs of Armenia. Generally, programs focus on child protection, economic development, education, health care and social services. Within these broad categories, some specific examples of FAR-supported programs are the FAR Children’s Center, the Gyumri Information Technology Center, FAR’s various scholarship programs, and FAR’s continuing Medical Education Program. Learn more about these and other programs by clicking the What We Do tab above.

Does FAR provide aid to communities in the Diaspora, or only to Armenia?

FAR provides aid to communities in Armenia, Nagorno-Karabakh and Javakhk.

Where are FAR’s offices?

FAR is headquartered in New York City, but its largest office is in Yerevan, Armenia. FAR also has an office in Nagorno-Karabakh. Ninety-five percent of FAR employees are Armenian citizens.

How many people work at FAR?

Over 180 people work in our offices in Armenia, Nagorno-Karabakh, and New York.

How big is FAR’s annual budget?

In 2008, FAR’s grants, contributions and pledges receivables totaled roughly US $4.25 million. All contributions are directly applied to FAR’s programs and only 13.5% of FAR’s total revenue is used for overhead and fundraising expenses. More financial details can be found in our annual report, which is posted on this website. click here

How can I donate to FAR?

While FAR always benefits from a gift, giving to FAR can be beneficial to the donor as well. By considering the many different ways to make a gift to FAR, a donor can select a gift vehicle that best suits his or her needs and interests. Often, by learning about and then choosing one of the gift options that follow, a donor is able to make a more substantial gift while gaining significant tax and estate planning benefits. Please donate online here, send us a check, or just contact us by e-mail far@farusa.org or phone 212.889.5150.

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