Grant History

Our foundation has sought to grant resources to valuable programs that benefit Armenian-American youth nationwide. We encourage the growth and expansion of various cultural, educational, athletic, and camping programs that give our youth opportunities to connect with one another, while learning to examine and embrace their culture. We believe each and every one of us has the ability to help support the positive development of our community’s children.

We are grateful to the many considerate donors who facilitate the continual growth of our fund. The history of grants awarded by the Foundation dates back to 1974 when we made our first ever grant of $1,250. Since that time, we have been able to provide over $450,000 of grant support to worthy youth programs:

2016
Hovnanian School Music Program
Music Software
$383
Camp Haiastan
Convertible Benches
$5,000
St. Stephen’s Armenian Elementary School
iPod Tablets Purchase
$3,187
Armenian Youth Federation
National Junior Seminar Scholarships
$12,040

2015
Camp Haiastan
Expand and Renew Campaign
$50,000
Genocide Education Project
Curriculum Development
$5,650
Armenian Relief Society
Youth Connect Program
$5,000

2014
Camp Haiastan
Expand and Renew Campaign
$50,000
Hovnanian School Music Program
Piano Purchase
$4,920
Genocide Education Project
Curriculum Development
$2,950
St. Stephen’s Armenian Elementary School
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Initiative
$1,150
Sacred Wrath – A Dramatic Production
$1,000

2012
Camp Haiastan
New Cabins
$16,600

2011
Camp Haiastan
New Cabins
$16,600
St. Stephens Elementary School
Computer Lab Upgrades
$5,000
Gakavig Children’s Publication
$1,500
Armenian Youth Federation
National Junior Seminar
$2,500

2010
Camp Haiastan
New Cabins
$16,600
Armenian Youth Federation, Central Executive
Archiving Project
$7,500

2009
Camp Haiastan
Outdoor Pool Lighting
$10,000
Armenian Youth Federation, Central Executive
Archiving Project
$2,500

2008
Camp Haiastan
Recreation Hall Deck & Railing
$20,300
Philadelphia Sebouh AYF Chapter
Renovation of Youth Room
$5,000

2007
Camp Haiastan
Indoor Hockey Walls
$8,300
AYF Central Executive
Internship Program
$10,000
Armenian Cultural Foundation
Young Artists Awards
$3,000
Camp Haiastan
Benches/Tables
$6,523
Hamaskain Dance Ensemble
Dance Costumes
$1,377
Armenian Martyrs Committee
Armenian Youth Day 2007
$750

2006
Camp Haiastan
Outdoor Pavilion
$12,500
Armenian Martyrs Committee
Rhode Island Armenian Youth Day
$750
St Stephens Elementary School
Myrig & Me material
$1,500
Hamaskain Dance Ensemble
Dance costumes
$1,520
Armenian Youth Federation
Office material (printer, camera, phone)
$1,200

2005
Camp Haiastan
Outdoor pavilion
$12,500
Armenian Martyrs Committee
Rhode Island Armenian Youth Day
$750
St Stephens Elementary School
Mer Lezoo Armenian Textbooks
$660

2004
Armenian Martyrs Committee
Rhode Island Armenian Youth Day
$750
Washington AYF Chapter
Armenian Genocide @ NCSS Trade Show
$2,100
Camp Haiastan
Projector System
$2,500
Camp Haiastan
Indoor Games
$2,000
St Stephens Elementary School
Mer Lezoo Armenian Textbooks
$660

2003
Armenian Library & Museum
Costumes & Culture Family Day
$1,000
Armenian Martyrs Committee
Rhode Island Armenian Youth Day 2004
$750
Chicago AYF Chapter
Armenian Genocide @ NCSS Trade Show
$2,677
Providence Armenian School
Dance Costumes
$700
St Stephens Elementary School
Chairs for Foundation Computer Lab
$740
St Stephens Elementary School
Web Site Funding
$300

2002
Armeniankids.com
Distribute new kids books to schools
$681
Armenian Martyrs Committee
Rhode Island Armenian Youth Day 2003
$750
Armenian Youth Federation
Printing of Hoki Magazine
$3,500
St Stephens Elementary School
Armenian Genocide Curriculum Kits
$474
St Stephens Elementary School
Pre-School Children’s Book Translation
$329
Camp Haiastan
Pool
$1,200

2001
St Stephens Elementary School
Printers & Scanner for Computer Lab
$1,330
Armenian Martyrs Committee
Rhode Island Armenian Youth Day 2001
$750
Armenian Library and Museum of America
Armenian Family Day
$1,745
Camp Haiastan
Pool
$25,000

2000
St Stephens Elementary School
Armenian Texts & Narod Network Project
$3,000
Armenian Martyrs Committee
Rhode Island Armenian Youth Day 2001
$750
ANEC
Historical Atlas of Armenia
$3,000
Camp Haiastan
Pool
$35,000

1999
Armenian Relief Society of Eastern USA, Inc.
2000 Summer Studies Program
$1,500

1998
Camp Haiastan
Staff Quarters Building
$10,000
Camp Haiastan
Basketball Court Renovation
$7,600
Armenian Martyrs’ Memorial Committee of Rhode Island
Sponsorship of Armenian Youth Day
$500

1996
Armenian Children’s Chorus of Greater Boston
$1,500
Armenian Youth Federation Songbook Recording Project
$5,000
Camp Haiastan Dining Hall Furniture
$3,500

1995
Camp Haiastan Waterfront Dock
$6,800
Camp Haiastan Dining Hall Furniture
$3,500

1994
Camp Haiastan Dining Hall Deck
$6,300

1993
Armenian Youth Federation Yearbook
$2,000
Camp Haiastan Cabin Renovation
$3,000

1992
Camp Haiastan Dining Hall Renovation
$10,000

1991
Camp Haiastan Bathroom Renovation
$10,300

1990
Camp Haiastan Kitchen Renovation
$10,000

1989
Camp Haiastan Cabin Renovation
$5,000
Armenian Youth Federation Educational Program
$2,500

1988
Camp Haiastan Kitchen Renovation
$2,000
Armenian Youth Federation Junior Seminar
$5,500

1987
International Arts for Peace Student Exchange
$1,200
Camp Haiastan Kitchen Equipment
$1,500
Armenian Youth Federation Education Equipment
$3,500

1986
Philadelphia Public Library Book Project
$2,000
Armenian Youth Federation Computer System
$3,500

1985
Camp Haiastan Shower Renovation
$5,000

1984
Boston Children’s Museum Armenian Exhibit
$2,000
Camp Haiastan Shower Renovation
$5,000

1983
Armenian Youth Federation History Book
$5,000
Camp Haiastan Shower Renovation
$5,000

1982
Armenian Youth Federation Song Book
$5,000
Camp Haiastan Shower Renovation
$6,000

1981
Armenian Youth Federation Office Equipment
$5,000
Camp Haiastan Recreation Building
$10,000

1979
Camp Haiastan Laundry Facility
$4,500

Camp Haiastan Amphitheater
$1,250