About Us

U.S. Geographical Focus

Where We Focus Our Giving

In the United States, the H. Hovnanian Family Foundation’s philanthropy is focused primarily on Monmouth and Ocean Counties of New Jersey. As Mr. Hovnanian acquired his wealth in these counties, he chose to direct his philanthropic endeavors in the same local communities. 

Candidates interested in applying for grants or scholarships in the U.S., please use the links below:

For all IRS-designated 501(c)(3) organizations in the United States, dedicated to Armenian or Armenia-focused missions, please use the Armenian Grants section to submit your proposals. 

Key Statistics for U.S. Giving
Since its inception, a total of $27 million has been awarded in the U.S. for healthcare, social services, education, economic development, arts, and emergency situations, with another $18 million in multi-year commitments, totaling $45.2 million.
  • $25 million
    invested in education
  • $17 million
    committed funding in healthcare
  • $3 million
    awarded in grants
  • $1.5 million
    for social services
  • $1 million
    for the arts

Highlights of Our Impact

2022
Villanova University Receives $10 Million Gift
The University was given a $10 million gift from The H. Hovnanian Family Foundation to support several significant academic initiatives, including the continued modernization of Falvey Library.
2021
$5 Million to Community Medical Center
Community Medical Center (CMC), an RWJBarnabas Health (RWJBH) facility, has announced a $5 million gift from local philanthropist, Edele Hovnanian, on behalf of the H. Hovnanian Family Foundation.
2019
Toms River Regional School District Multi-Year Grants
Hovnanian Foundation Spurs Innovation With Two Multi-Year Grants totaling $345,000 over the next three years.
2018
$3.75 Million Grant To Benefit Health Sciences At Ocean County College
The Ocean County College Foundation received a $3.75 million grant from The H. Hovnanian Family Foundation, to support the College’s health sciences programs.
  • Manchester Township High School
  • Ocean County College Foundation
  • Toms River Field of Dreams
  • University of Michigan
  • Villanova University
  • Hackensack Meridian Health
  • Hovnanian School
  • Ocean County College Foundation
  • Peddie School
  • Rumson Country Day School
  • Toms River Field of Dreams
  • Toms River School District
  • University of Michigan
  • Villanova University
  • 180 Turning Lives Around
  • Boys & Girls Club Broward County
  • Brown University
  • California State University
  • Caregiver Volunteers of Central Jersey
  • Clark University
  • Columbia University
  • Count Basie Theatre Foundation
  • Emergency & Community Service of Catholic Charities
  • Georgetown University
  • Georgian Court University
  • Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore
  • Harvard University
  • House of Hope
  • Human Rights Alliance
  • Interfaith Hospitality Network
  • Manchester Township High School
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Monmouth Medical Center
  • NJ Emergency Medical Services Task Force
  • OCEAN Inc.
  • Ocean County College
  • Ocean County Hunger Relief
  • Ocean Mental Health Services
  • Oceans of Love
  • Parker Family Health Clinic
  • Peddie School
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • Pierpont Morgan Library
  • Pingry School
  • Post Classical Ensemble
  • Rippowam Cisqua School
  • Smithsonian Institute
  • St. Barnabas Parish
  • St. John Apostolic Church
  • St. Vincent DePaul Society
  • Susan G. Komen for the Cure
  • United Way of Monmouth County
  • University College London
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Woodstock School of Art
  • YMCA Ocean County
Armenia Geographical Focus

Where We Focus Our Giving

H. Hovnanian Family Foundation is involved primarily in the Republic of Armenia, working together with local nonprofit organizations and municipalities to address the most important imperatives facing the country today.

Candidates interested in applying for grants or scholarships in Armenia, please use the links below:

For all IRS-designated 501(c)(3) organizations in the United States, dedicated to Armenian or Armenia-focused missions, please use the Armenian Grants section to submit your proposals. 

Key Statistics for Armenian Giving
The Foundation's impact by the numbers
  • $12.5 million
    invested in social services
  • $11.1 million
    committed funds for education
  • $3.5 million
    invested in healthcare
  • $2.75 million
    awarded in local scholarships
  • $2.3 million
    for economic/rural development

Highlights of Our Impact

2022
New Recipients of Foundation’s Project Support in Armenia
The H. Hovnanian Family Foundation announced its latest round of grant-winning proposals, selected from 15 submissions. The awarded non-profit entities, seven in total, have received financial assistance of $107,500.
2021
Fulbright-Hovnanian Program New Nominees
Three new finalists were nominated for the Fulbright-Hovnanian Program for 2022-2023 academic year studies who were tandouts from the 30+ applicants who underwent a competitive interview process.
2020
Bringing Water to Tavush
The H. Hovnanian Family Foundation, together with the Government of Armenia, is actively involved in the improvement of water systems in Tavush region border villages.
2019
Arabkir MC COVID Module Created
Funding the creation of a COVID module at the Arabkir Medical Center in Yerevan, Armenia.
2018
HIKEArmenia Created
Hovnanian Foundation takes over and creates the HIKEArmenia non-profit NGO whose mission is to develop hiking infrastructure in Armenia and promote the country as a premier hiking destination.
  • 4 Peaks Alpine Mountaineering NGO
  • Aralez NGO
  • Family and Community NGO
  • ICARE NGO
  • Matenardaran “Mashdots” Foundation
  • NVAK Inc.
  • ReArmenia Charitable Foundation
  • All for Armenia
  • Alzheimers Care Armenia
  • Armenia Fund
  • Bars Media
  • Caritas Aregak NGO
  • Gradarak Cultural and Educational NGO
  • Javakh Foundation Armath Lab
  • Kooyrigs NGO
  • Naregatsi Art Institute
  • Our Lady of Armenia
  • Sose NGO
  • Tavush Marzpetaran
  • Women’s Resource Center
  • American University of Armenia
  • Arabkir United Children Charity
  • Armenia Fund
  • Armenia Tree Project
  • Armenian Assembly of America
  • Armenian Church of Artsakh
  • Armenian General Benevolent Union
  • Armenian Genocide Museum and Memorial
  • Armenian Prelacy
  • Armenian Sisters Academy
  • Armenian Theatre Workers’ Union
  • Ballet 2021 Development Foundation
  • Center for Contemporary Art
  • Friends of Armenian National Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Fuller Center for Housing Charitable NGO
  • Fund for Armenian Relief
  • Gomidas Institute
  • Haigazian University College
  • Hovnanian School
  • ICARE Agrarian University
  • Javakh Foundation
  • Junior Achievement
  • Land and Culture Organization
  • Matenardaran “Mashdots” Foundation
  • Media Watch Armenia
  • Melkonian Educational Institute
  • NAASR
  • Orran Children's Center
  • SOAR
  • Tavush Marzpetaran