Fund for ARMENIAN Relief

FAR’s Mission

FAR is dedicated to honoring the past, empowering the present and ensuring the future for people in Armenia, Nagorno-Karabakh and Javakhk, Georgia. FAR gives hope, guidance and opportunity to those in need, empowering them to create a better present and helping them pave the way to a stronger future.

FAR Locations

Headquartered in New York, FAR also has four offices in Armenia, with its head office in Yerevan. Eighty percent of FAR’s 100 staff members are based in the field, including Gyumri, Yerevan, Berd and Vanadzor.

What We Do

FAR caters its general relief and development programs to the changing needs of the people of Armenia. Currently, FAR concentrates its efforts on humanitarian aid, social and economic opportunity and development, child protection, healthcare and education. Since its inception, FAR has implemented more than 290 relief, social, educational and cultural projects valued at over $350 million.

FAR’s Origins

In response to the 1988 earthquake, which devastated Gyumri and Spitak, several members of the Armenian community rushed to help with relief efforts. Their timely assistance grew into something much bigger – an organization aimed at empowering Armenians to build a better future for themselves and their nation. FAR was reorganized into a private voluntary organization and recognized as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit by the IRS in March 1993.


The Armenian diaspora plays a tremendous role in helping to modernize this fledgling nation, which is still rising from the ashes of the Soviet Union. Through FAR, support from the diaspora has housed thousands of families, fed hundreds of thousands more, and trained Armenia’s next generation of scientists, doctors, business leaders and other professionals.

Thank you for your interest in supporting FAR. Our work depends on our wonderful, dedicated contributors.

Learn More

To learn more about FAR, to get involved, or make a donation, please visit the FAR website by clicking the button below.