Children of Armenia Fund Inc. (New York, NY)


  • Name:Dr. Nicole Vartanian

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Children of Armenia Fund Inc.
  • Address:149 5th Ave #500
    New York, NY 10010
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:212-994-8234

Organization Web

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  • Mission:
  • Children of Armenia Fund (COAF) works to secure a future for children in Armenia’s impoverished rural villages through improved education, healthcare, community life, and economic conditions. Our programs create and sustain opportunities for growth and progress.

  • Overview:
  • COAF has successfully used community-led approaches to reduce poverty in Armenia's rural villages for over a decade, in direct partnership with local stakeholders. COAF programs create and sustain opportunities for growth and progress from the ground up. Projects and their outcomes meet the tailored needs of villagers, their children, and the region, with the objective of achieving long-term change and sustainability. COAF's work aims to ensure that all potential, skills, and creativities are cultivated optimally. As each village slowly rebuilds itself, its priorities evolve, as do COAF's, though the organization's four programmatic pillars remain:
    • Education: COAF strives to improve the quality of education for children in the communities of rural Armenia and empower students to be active participants in their own education.
    • Healthcare: Through offering a variety of continuing medical education locally, as well as ensuring that village health clinics are sufficiently equipped, COAF is able to support disease prevention, adolescent health, disability, and implement strategies that promote the health and wellbeing of the community at large.
    • Community development: COAF aims to build stronger self-reliant social networks within the local village communities, and in particular promote the education, training, and professional development of women.
    • Economic development: COAF targets increasing each community's skill base and technical know-how through practical hands-on vocational and business training.

  • History:
  • COAF grew out of the desire of a successful businessman to reach into the country of his forefathers and embrace their greatest resource – children. In 2000, Dr. Garo Armen founded COAF to achieve that goal and provide the resources to transform impoverished villages and lift those children out of poverty. In COAF’s early years, we were involved in a variety of localized projects within Armenia, such as deploying a team of bomb-sniffing dogs to help eliminate the deadly land mines that still dotted the countryside, a legacy of the Nagorno-Karabagh conflict with Azerbaijan, as well as providing aid to various schools and orphanages. However, Dr. Armen soon realized that in order to create sustainable change within rural Armenia, and have an enduring impact on the next generation of Armenians – our children, COAF needed to substantially evolve, and take on a multi-dimensional approach to our programs.

    Focused initially on a cluster of 23 villages in Armavir and Aragatsotn marzes (provinces within Armenia) comprising some 28,000 individuals, COAF now intends to expand our reach to a population almost twice as large by establishing a facility for delivery of programs in Lori marz. This province is judged to have the least degree of population well-being within Armenia (Sociometer Independent Sociological Center survey, 2014). COAF conducted extensive field analysis to identify regions with the capacity for engagement, cooperation, and sustainability. As a result, chose Lori marz as the most promising location for our flagship “Smart Center” concept. Working with local youth and leaders seeking to revitalize their communities, COAF plans to emphasize our most effective programs we have implemented over the last decade in Armavir and Aragatsotn, including those that have created jobs.

  • Year established:2000
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:17
  • Advisory board size:5
  • Staff size:33

Board and Executive Names

  • Board Members / Trustees:
  • Garo H. Armen, Agenus Inc.
    Founder and Chairman

    Herbert Alpert, Feingold and Alpert, LLP
    Michael Aram, Michael Aram, Inc.
    Gregory Badishkanian, Citigroup Investment Research
    Kelley Buechel Badishkanian, Sahler Research
    Peter Balakian, Colgate University
    Khalil Barrage, Invus Group, LLC
    Gregory Ekizian, Victory Capital Management
    Donna Evans, International Development Consultant
    Larry Feinberg, Oracle Investment Management
    Clare Gregorian, Retired
    Diron Jebejian, Credit Suisse
    Khajak Keledjian, Intermix, Inc.
    Shaké Nahapetian, C.V. Starr & Co., Inc.
    Vahé Nahapetian, Entrepreneur
    George Pagoumian, PMA Venture Capital Group
    Alice Saraydarian, Private Practice

  • Executive Director / President:
  • Dr. Nicole Vartanian, Acting Executive Director

Staff Names

  • Key Staff:
  • Armenia Office
    - Anoush Yedigaryan, Executive Director
    - Armen Bezhanyan, Programs Manager
    - Tatevik Nalbandyan, Education Program Manager
    - Vigen Shirvanyan, Special Programs Manager
    - Hasmik Ghalechyan, Democracy Education Programs Coordinator
    - Meline Grigoryan, Education Program Assistant
    - Nune Dolyan, Health Program Manager
    - Lusine Sahakyan, Health Education Program Coordinator
    - Lusine Antonyan, Quality Supervision Coordinator for Primary Healthcare Services and School Nutrition Program
    - Tamara Harutyunyan, Psychological Support Programs Coordinator
    - Martiros Yeghiazaryan, Economist
    - Anahit Hakobyan, Expansion Program Assistant
    - Inessa Grigoryan, Head of Administration
    - Hasmik Sargsyan, Marketing Coordinator
    - Arsen Hakobyan, IT Coordinator
    - Aram Karapetyan, Finance and Admin Manager
    - Anahit Khurshudyan, Finance and Admin Assistant
    - Mariam Lachikyan, Assistant Receptionist
    - Artak Gabrielyan, Infrastructure & Logistics Specialist
    - Jenya Zohrabyan, COAF Representative in Armavir Marz
    - Razmik Vardanyan, Driver/Logistician
    - Manvel Makichyan, Driver/Logistician
    - Aghasi Babayan, Driver/Logistician

    New York Headquarters
    - Garo Armen, Founder and Chairman
    - Haig Boyadjian, Marketing Manager
    - Danielle Hacet, Manager of Administration and Special Events
    - Gayane Selimyan, Administrative/Operations Assistant
    - Dr. Nicole Vartanian, Acting Executive Director


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Unknown
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:None
  • Tax ID:11-3579187

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IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:113579187
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:% CORVINO
  • Organization Address:149 5TH AVE RM 500
  • Organization City:NEW YORK
  • Organization State:NY
  • Organization Zip:10010-6826
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:September, 2002
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:December, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:December
  • NTEE Code:Q30
  • Asset Amount:$4,500,516
  • Asset Code:6 ($1,000,000 - $4,999,999)
  • Income Amount:$3,769,343
  • Income Code:6 ($1,000,000 - $4,999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$3,424,658
  • Last Updated:2/18/2018 11:44:25 am

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