Hayastan All-Armenian Fund was established in 1992 in an effort to provide multi-level, large-scale humanitarian and infrastructure development assistance to the newly-independent Republics of Armenia and Nagorno Karabakh by uniting the resources of the Diaspora.Â Over the past ten years, the Diaspora has helped Armenia Fund raise more than 100 million dollars for various projects in Armenia and Karabakh.
Armenia Fund works in all regions of Armenia, paying closer attention to special need areas like the Nagorno Karabakh conflict zone, the 1988 Spitak-Gyumri earthquake zone and border regions.
One of the monumental infrastructure development projects funded by Armenia Fund over the past decade has been the construction of the Goris-Stepanakert "Lifeline" Highway.Â The 41-mile Goris-Stepanakert East-West highway, passing through the Lachin Corridor, is the only reliable transit way connecting Armenia and Nagorno Karabakh. Completed in 1999, the highway cost 11 million dollars.
A second major project is the 105-mile North-South "Backbone" Highway. Projected to be completed in 2006, the highway connects Karabakhâ€™s five regions, and intersects the Goris-Stepanakert Highway. The North-South Highway is expected to boost the economy, trade and tourism by providing easy transport and access from Armenia via the Lifeline Highway to more than one hundred towns and villages in Karabakh.
In Armenia's earthquake zone, the Hayastan All-Armenian Fund has constructed and repaired 210 residential units.
The Fund has also renovated or constructed 36 schools and 14 health care facilities.
In addition, Armenia Fund has constructed 20 water pipelines spanning over 80 miles in different regions of Armenia. Armenia Fund has also been instrumental in building electric substations, gas mains and 38 miles of electric transmission lines as well as a radio-television retransmission station in the remote town of Goris in Armenia.
During the last three years, the U.S. Western Region affiliate of Armenia Fund has successfully implemented several projects in Armenia including construction of secondary school No. 29 in Gyumri for 900 students and a music school No. 3 in Vanadzor for 200 students.
Several other projects are underway, including the construction of the Ashot Bekor School in Stepanakert that will accommodate 1,200 students, Secondary School No. 5 in Etchmiadzin, a water supply system for the Nor Gharachinar village in Karvachar region of Nagorno Karabakh as well as the maintenance of the Goris-Stepanakert "Lifeline" Highway.
Armenia Fund, Inc., is a non-profit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt corporation established in 1994 to facilitate large-scale humanitarian and infrastructure development assistance to Armenia and Nagorno Karabakh. Armenia Fund, Inc. is the U.S. Western Region affiliate of â€śHayastanâ€ť All-Armenian Fund. Tax ID# 95-4485698