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Armenia Round Table Charity Foundation

Who we are

Armenia Round Table Foundation (ART) started on the initiative of the Armenian Apostolic Church and the World Council of Churches, with the participation of the Armenian Catholic and Armenian Evangelical Churches, it began in 1996 (office established in 1997) and now works under the patronage of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians.

Armenia Round Table has brought together Armenian churches, local non-governmental organizations, and church-related partners with a shared commitment to working together to address some of the fundamental social and economic problems of the country.

In November of 2004 Armenia Round Table was registered as an independent legal entity with the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Armenia under the name of “World Council of Churches Armenia Inter-Church Charitable Round Table Foundation”.

What We Do

The World Council of Churches Armenia Inter-Church Charitable Round Table Foundation (ART or Round Table Foundation) is an ecumenical organization which in close collaboration with Churches and non-governmental organizations works to actively contribute to the poverty eradication, sustainable community development, active involvement of the church in the social work and overall development of civil society in Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh.
Ever since 1996 the ART has evolved its activities in diverse areas, including development, capacity building, education, economic development, peace and reconciliation, diakonia and humanitarian aid.
At present the ART focuses its activities in the areas of
• Integrated Community Development
• Diakonia
• Capacity Building of partners and beneficiaries
• Emergency Preparedness and Response.

The Governing Body of ART

The governing body of ART is the Board of Trustees. It consists of seven representatives of Armenian Apostolic, Armenian Catholic and Armenian Evangelical Churches and NGOs. Main responsibilities of the Board of Trustees are as follows: decisions related to the strategy of the ART, selection and approval of grant programmes, overseeing the implementation of programmes, support to the ART staff during the implementation of programmes. The meetings of the Board of Trustees are called at least three times per year. 

Learn about our mission and vision here