Established in 1999, the Tufenkian Foundation addresses the most pressing social, economic, cultural, and environmental challenges facing Armenia and Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabagh). Since its inception, the Tufenkian Foundation has supported various community initiatives as well as civic activism and public advocacy campaigns to help improve life in Armenia, while providing housing, education, social, health, and livelihood support for the Armenians of Artsakh.
Designate your donation to a specific fund, program, or project listed below:
Raffi Avagyan, 9, is all smiles after seeing his renovated home in Tsovategh, Artsakh, for the first time.
Civil Society Development
Civil society development in Armenia has been at the forefront of the Foundation’s activities from day one. Throughout the years, we have implemented numerous programs which aim to combat poverty; promote education; protect the environment; renew national, civic, and cultural values; and foster social justice and respect for human rights.
Family and Community NGO
The Family and Community NGO addresses the poorest and most vulnerable strata of Armenian society, implementing programs for social and psychological support; empowerment of families; capacity building for youth and children; identification and development of resources; and community development.
Since our inception, we have supported various community initiatives and civic activism/public advocacy campaigns to help improve life in Armenia, while providing housing, education, social, health, and livelihood support for the Armenians of Artsakh. By donating to our General Fund, you can help us support the programs that have the biggest immediate need.
For over two decades, the Tufenkian Foundation has provided aid to those in need in both Artsakh and Armenia. Following the 2020 war, we have expanded our humanitarian assistance program to provide food and basic essentials to displaced families in Armenia and newly returned families in Artsakh.
Martuni Damaged Home Reconstruction and Repairs
Artsakh’s Martuni region sustained much damage during the 44-day war against Azerbaijan. This program will focus on Herher and its surrounding villages, including Tsovategh and Kherkhan, rebuilding and repairing residences that were damaged during the war, as well as the family homes of fallen soldiers.
Martuni Village Medical Clinics Repair and Renovation
The community medical clinic—or buzhket—is typically the only place that villagers across Artsakh have access to local healthcare and first aid. Our Village Medical Clinics Repair and Renovation program will restore these vital centers in the villages of Martuni, specifically within the Herher cluster.
Martuni Region Schools
Several schools in the town and villages of Martuni are in need of desperate attention. Through Martuni Region Schools program, we are refurbishing and restoring educational institutions, providing learning materials and technology, and retraining teachers across Martuni, ensuring that future generations learn in a safe, welcoming, and nurturing environment.
Mining Legislation Reform Institute (MLRI)
The Mining Legislation Reform Institute (MLRI) is a registered Armenian NGO, which seeks to ensure that mining in Armenia provides sufficient benefits to the country and local communities. The Institute’s activities are made possible largely through funding from the Tufenkian Foundation.
Women’s Support Center
The mission of the Women’s Support Center is simple—to create a safe environment for women in Armenia. The Center works hard to prevent and respond to domestic violence, while upholding progressive values that promote the political, economic, and social rights of women.
Wounded Soldier Support
We have provided support for soldiers wounded during the Artsakh Liberation War and the April 2016 War, by providing renovated or new houses to veterans in various parts of Artsakh. Following the latest war in Artsakh, the need is now greater than ever before.