Fund for Armenian Relief, Inc.

Developing an equitable, sustainable, and resilient Armenian homeland, where people are thriving.

aka FAR   |   New York, NY   |  www.farusa.org

Mission

FAR is dedicated to honoring the past, empowering the present, and ensuring the future for people in Armenia and Artsakh. Transforming lives, FAR gives hope, guidance, opportunity and empowerment to people in need, so that they become active citizens of a free, independent and democratic nation.

Ruling year info

1993

Principal Officer

Mr. Garnik Nanagoulian

Main address

630 Second Ave

New York, NY 10016 USA

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EIN

13-3706646

NTEE code info

International Development, Relief Services (Q30)

Child Abuse, Prevention of (I72)

Elementary, Secondary Ed (B20)

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Braking the Cycle of Poverty for children and families

Today, FAR's ongoing projects in Armenia and Artsakh include the implementation of the Braking the Cycles of Poverty multilayer community development project in one of the impoverished regions of Armenia - Tavush; the prevention of child abandonment and institutionalization as well as the operation of a safe haven for street children and orphans (FAR Children's Center); the administration of Soup Kitchens, a Senior Center, a Nursing Home, summer camps for disadvantaged and disabled children, vocational training and career development for older orphans and children with disabilities, school and university scholarships, continuing medical education for doctors and nurses form remote rural areas: scientific and scholarly research grants; the renovation of schools and universities; the distribution of donated food, clothing, and medical supplies; support to refugee families from Artsakh; development of social services in Artsakh; supporting scholarly research through ANSEF grants; and more

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Parents
People with disabilities
At-risk youth
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of students who receive scholarship funds and/or tuition assistance

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

FAR maintains a stable number of scholarship recipients, with predictable turnover as students graduate from their respective programs and receive their diplomas.

Number of practicing medical doctors

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

The number of doctors participating each year in FAR's Continuing Medical Education program, which provides intensive training on current medical techniques to primary care physicians in remote areas.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

FAR is dedicated to honoring the past, empowering the present, and ensuring the future for people in Armenia and Artsakh. Transforming lives, FAR gives hope, guidance, opportunity and empowerment to people in need, so that they become active citizens of a free, independent and democratic nation.

FAR's vision is to developing an equitable, sustainable, and resilient Armenian homeland, where people are thriving. They are leading dignified lives with universal access to opportunities to realize their full potential through education, healthcare and decent work. They are proud members of a progressive nation making indispensable contributions to the betterment of their local communities and the world at large.

FAR's 3 most important strategic goals are as follows:

Goal 1:
Youth empowerment through education

Goal 2:
Improving health and well-being of citizens

Goal 3:
Develop skilled labor for growth industries, using modern technologies, sustainable practices and strategic partnerships

FAR's strategies in each of its 5 key pillar program areas (Healthcare, Economic Development, Education, Child Protetcion, Social Services) rely on constant feedback and adaptability. Each major program area has a program director based in Armenia responsible for evaluating both qualitative and quantitative results of individual programs on an ongoing basis, and adjusting implementation to maximize the positive results for beneficiaries.

Close community involvement and field-specific expertise are crucial to FAR's strategies for achieving the organization's goals. Each program director has years if not decades of experience in their field, and maintains close relationships with local community and governmental partners to understand evolving issues and provide ever-relevant targeted solutions.

FAR's programs offer a mix of both sustainable and capacity-building solutions (such as education scholarships and training programs, business loans, etc), as well as ongoing support (soup kitchens, child protection centers, etc). By tailoring the solution to each specific issue, FAR ensures the greatest chance of making progress toward the organization's larger vision of a sustainable and prosperous Armenian homeland for all citizens.

Additionally, FAR regularly partners with other NGOs (like Armenia Tree Project, Focus in Children, UNICEF, Paros, Armenian Agrarian Academy, Associations of Healthcare professionals, etc...etc..) to support community engagement in sustainable practices, reaching out to people in need, children at risk, etc. FAR is a leader in advocating for children's rights together with the network of child protection organizations, through social media, seminars and conferences, TV presentation and others. FAR also partners with local schools and municipalities to support developing youth actions in support of critical problems that their communities and parishes are facing.

Financials

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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Fund for Armenian Relief, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 04/27/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Randy Sapah-Gulian

Allegis RPO

Randy Sapah-Gulian

Kevork Hovnanian

Edgar Housepian

Daniel Findikyan

Khajag Barsamian

Carl Bazarian

Dennis Tarzian

Marta Batmasian

Pontish Yeramyan

Krikor Sabounjian

Richard Babayan

Edward Mardigian

Bonnie Barsamian Dunn

Gregory Toufayan

Nishan Atinizian

Oscar Tatosian

Sandra Shahinian

Yeprem Kelegian

Lynn Dadourian Barsamian

Zara Ingilizian

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 4/19/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Armenian
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data