Armenia Fund (full name “Hayastan” All-Armenian Fund, Armenian: Հայաստան համահայկական հիմնադրամ) was established in 1994 in Los Angeles, California. Armenia Fund, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, non-governmental, non-political corporation. Serving as the United States’ Western Region affiliate of the “Hayastan” All-Armenian Fund along with its nineteen subsidiaries around the world, Armenia Fund, Inc. has issued over $120 million of electricity development guarantee and humanitarian revenue for Armenia.
Armenia Fund attempts to rebuild Armenia's economy and assist in the well-being of life in the region. Additionally, the organization attempts to rebuild major infrastructures damaged in Karabakh during the Nagorno-Karabakh War. The Fund has adopted a policy to go “Beyond Bricks and Mortar” to provide sustainability for projects it sponsors.
“Hayastan” All-Armenian Fund, Armenia Fund USA Inc.'s parent organization, through its affiliate organizations has presence in 16 countries around the world: United States, Canada, Brazil, Argentina, Great Britain, France, Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Sweden, Greece, Cyprus, Lebanon, Syria, and Australia.
Corporate Board of Armenia Fund USA Inc.
- Ara Aghishian, Esq. Chairman;
- Armenian Assembly of America;
- Armenian Cultural Foundation;
- Armenian Catholic Eparchy of U.S. and Canada;
- Armenian Evangelical Union of North America;
- Armenian General Benevolent Union;
- Armenian Relief Society of Western U.S.A.;
- Nor Serount Cultural Association;
- Tekeyan Cultural Association of America;
- Western Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church of America;
- Western Prelacy of the Armenian Apostolic Church of North America;
Beginning in 1997, an annual telethon was set up and televised across the globe.
|Telethon No.||Year||Raised||Phoneathon||Main Goal|
|1st||1997||$2,600,000 ||rebuilding Karabakh's infrastructure|
|2nd||1998||$2,100,000 ||55-kilometer Segment of Goris-Stepanakert Highway|
|3rd||1999||$5,006,196||to construct the 169-km North-South "Backbone" Highway in Karabakh|
|4th||2000||$??||continued construction of the North-South Highway in Karabakh, Armenia, as well as the construction of four schools in the country's earthquake zone|
|cancelled||2001||$0 ||Armenia Fund and its 19 worldwide affiliates cancelled Telethon 2001 in solidarity with its American brothers and sisters over the tragic events of September 11, 2001|
|5th||2002||$5,000,000||$650,000||continued construction of the North-South Highway in Karabakh|
|6th||2003||$6,000,000||to build North-South "Backbone" Highway in Karabakh|
|7th||2004||$11,400,000||to complete the North-South "Backbone" Highway in Karabakh|
|8th||2005||$7,770,000||revitalizing war torn region of Mardakert (Karabakh) - including renovation of a regional hospital, construction of a water pipeline network, agricultural development, and the construction of new local school.|
|9th||2006||$13,700,000||revitalizing war torn region of Hadrut (Karabakh) - including reconstruction of a regional hospital, a series of new schools, new water pipelines and distribution networks, as well a comprehensive regional agricultural development program|
|10th||2007||$15,275,000||revitalizing Armenia's rural villages in Tavush Region (part of Village Development Program)|
|11th||2008||$35,000,000||core infrastructure projects in remote areas of Armenia and Karabakh (Martuni, Mardakert, Hadrut)|
|12th||2009||$15,875,043||$1,800,000||development of war-ravaged town of Shushi|
|13th||2010||$20,862,733||€1,300,000||development of modern drinking and irrigation water systems in Karabakh’s 200 villages|
|14th||2011||$31,000,000||€1,350,000||vital water and rural development projects in Armenia and Artsakh|
|15th||2012||$21,400,000||€1,425,000||"community centers – multi-purpose structures housing a health care center, a library, a modern computer room with internet access, an auditorium for trainings, town hall meetings and cultural events, as well as a village administration and accounting office."|
|16th||2013||$22,661,372||€1,460,000||Vartenis to Martakert Highway which will connect the northern regions of Armenia and Nagorno Karabakh|
|17th||2014||$12,399,550||€1,370,000||Vartenis to Martakert Highway which will connect the northern regions of Armenia and Nagorno Karabakh|
- Nations Abroad: diaspora politics and international relations in the Former Soviet Union By Neil J. Melvin, Charles King - Page 92
- Armeniafundusa.org: ARMENIA FUND USA THANKS UNITED ARMENIAN FUND FOR HUMANITARIAN AID SHIPPING ASSISTANCE
- Armeniafundusa.org: Armenia Fund Worldwide
- Armeniafund.org: Corporate Board
- Telethon 1997
- Telethon 1998
- "$5 Million Raised During Armenia Fund Telethon". Asbarez.
- Telethon 2001 cancellation
- Telethon 2003
- Telethon 2004
- Telethon 2005
- Telethon 2006
- Telethon 2007
- Telethon 2008
- Telethon 2009
- Telethon 2010
- Telethon 2011
- "$21.4 Million Raised at Armenia Fund Telethon 2012". Massis.
- "Hayastan All-Armenian Fund’s Pan-European Phoneathon raises over 1.4 million euros". Public Radio of Armenia.
- "Hayastan All-Armenian Fund’s Phonathon raises €1,460 million". PanArmenian.
- "Hayastan All-Armenian Fund's 17th Telethon Raised $12.4 million". ArmenPress. 28 November 2014.
- "Over 1.37 MEUR donation pledges registered during Phonethon 2014 with support of Orange France". Panorama. 28 November 2014.