Dear Friends,
The April military offensive by Azerbaijan proved the need to keep our border communities strong, prosperous and vigilant. The brave people living in these villages are the protectors of our homeland, yet many of these villages lack basic infrastructure making it difficult for families to live and work. Our assessment of several villages in Tavush and Geghagunik border regions identified specific infrastructure, educational, economic development and humanitarian projects. Successful implementation of these projects will lead to increased vitality and opportunity in these villages and will ultimately contribute to our nation’s security.

In 2013, The Paros Foundation launched the “adopt a village” model in Nerkin Karmir Aghbyur. Residents greatly benefited from the renovated medical center, village school, and kindergarten facility. With the addition of our agribusiness project, which provides families with needed infrastructure, livestock, feed and expertise to develop their own successful agribusinesses, villagers were able to further provide for their families, improve the village economy, and develop stronger, deeper roots. This model works!

With your generous support and commitment, The Paros Foundation will invest $75,000-$250,000 in each of several border villages–upwards of $2 million over the next three years. We greatly appreciate contributions in any amount. Invest today and help secure Armenia’s future, strengthen her borders, and build prosperous communities by making your tax-deductible donation today!

The Paros Foundation underwrites 100% of administrative expenses allowing all contributions to be allocated to these projects. Please visit to view our successfully completed projects in Armenia’s border villages.


Formally launched in 2006, The Paros Foundation and its staff in Armenia and the United States have earned a reputation as the “go to” organization to oversee small and medium-sized project implementation in Armenia.  Beginning with our support for seven exemplary local non-government organizations working with children, people with disabilities and the arts, the foundation works towards helping build a sustainable and vibrant homeland while improving living conditions for its most vulnerable populations.

With an aggressive goal of identifying, vetting, fundraising for and ultimately implementing 100 special projects, The Paros Foundation launched the Paros 100 for 100 Projects for Prosperity in October of 2011 to commemorate the centennial of the Armenian Genocide.  Following the successful completion of this initiative, the Foundation’s leadership agreed to continue operating via this project-based model of philanthropy, and launched the “Paros Projects for Prosperity.”

To facilitate volunteerism, The Paros Foundation launched its SERVICE Armenia program in 2013. This Armenia-based service program  provides participants an opportunity to travel to, and experience all that Armenia has to offer while helping make a difference.

Donations to The Paros Foundation, a 501(c) 3 organization, are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.  The Foundation underwrites100% of administrative costs allowing all donor contributions to be allocated directly to the projects.

To learn more about the Paros Foundation or its projects or to sponsor a project of the Paros Foundation’s Projects for Prosperity initiative, please visit or call (310) 400-9061.

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