Core Programs Supported by the Foundation
There are long-lasting initiatives that the Foundation believes will help transform the Republic of Armenia into the best version of itself. The concepts of repatriation, volunteerism, and ecotourism are ones we are committed to promoting. We aim to support the groups actively engaged in these endeavors, and where there are gaps, we design and implement the program ourselves to advance this important work in Armenia’s development. Highlighted below are the Foundation’s core special projects.
Armenia Special Projects
Birthright ArmeniaBirthright Armenia provides young Armenians, 21-32, the opportunity to connect to their ancestral homeland. Our program participants commit to 30 hours of volunteering per week. They are given the opportunity to live with host families, improve their Armenian language skills, meet and interact with other participants from around the world, travel on excursions every weekend and gain knowledge about Armenia and its culture through our forums and gatherings.Find out more at BirthrightArmenia.org
Armenia Volunteer CorpsAVC supports volunteers aged 21+ (32+ if Diasporan Armenian) to experience Armenia in the most impactful manner. We place volunteers with individually customized jobs in a range of sectors from business, culture, education, environment, government, health, and more. Volunteers receive full logistical support including homestay, language classes, excursions, and forums to ensure they seamlessly integrate and discover Armenia in unique ways.Find out more at ArmenianVolunteer.org
Repat ArmeniaThe Repat Armenia Foundation, a non-governmental, non-profit institution, was established in August 2012 to take the concept of active repatriation promotion to the next level, with a full time, dedicated staff based in Yerevan and a network of supporters worldwide.Find out more at RepatArmenia.org
HIKEArmeniaHIKEArmenia is a non-profit NGO whose mission is to develop hiking infrastructure in Armenia and promote the country as a premier hiking destination with world-class trails, trained guides, unique homestays, and tie-ins to cultural and historical sites. It offers the best experiences to hikers in search of adventure. With its free hiking app, website, and information center in downtown Yerevan, it's making hiking in Armenia easy, accessible and fun for everyone.Find out more at HIKEArmenia.org
HIVE VenturesHIVE Ventures was founded in 2014 with the mission to catalyze the global Armenian tech ecosystem by investing in startups led by Armenian entrepreneurs around the world. We not only provide venture capital but also offer mentorship and a Silicon Valley network of leading founders, operators, and VCs.Find out more at HiveVentures.co