ONEArmenia is a global community of changemakers aiming to raise the standard of living in Armenia. We collaborate with grassroots organizations to implement innovative projects that accelerate job creation in agriculture, tech, tourism, and made in Armenia products.
ONEArmenia was founded in 2012 to provide individuals around the world with the opportunity to invest in Armenia’s future.
There has long been skepticism surrounding donating money to Armenia, which is why we are committed to radical transparency. We keep our community updated on how every dollar is spent and how every project progresses, from initial implementation to completion and beyond.
We partner with organizations who have practical, on the ground experience in Armenia and operate in an efficient manner - with 20% max overhead. They are trusted and respected by the communities they work in and empower the local population to take matters into their own hands, thus ensuring the sustainability of each project.
We believe Armenia has great potential, and we’re putting in the work to prove it.
Wherever you live in the world, whatever your background, if you agree, then together we shall build ONE, thriving Armenia.
FOUNDING MEMBERS & BOARD MEMBERS
Robert D. Bronstein
MEET THE AMBASSADORS
While our team is based in Armenia and in the US, our ambassadors act as local representatives for ONEArmenia all around the world. They are key players who connect the dots between us and our global community. They are creative, dynamic, and enthusiastic individuals who are passionate about volunteering their time, efforts, and ingenuity to foster sustainable and positive change in Armenia.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes. We are a registered nonprofit organization in Armenia and a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in the United States. We are a 2020 platinum-level member of the nonprofit directory Guidestar. See our profile and our organization’s credentials, which earned us our platinum seal of transparency, here.
Yes, all donations to us are tax deductible in the United States.
Donations to us are used to support projects in Armenia and Artsakh, benefitting local people. To see what we’re working on now, and our past projects, head to our projects page.
While our community is located around the globe, our core team is based in Yerevan. Our office is located in Impact Hub Yerevan. We love meeting our community members in person—if you’re in Yerevan, contact us to come say hi!
No. We are a non-profit, non-governmental, non-political, and non-religious organization. Our top values are radical transparency, cooperation, trust, and inclusivity.
Our annual operational budget is typically between $100,000-$125,000, which covers salaries, office rent in Yerevan, legal and accounting services, and other administrative expenses. Our full time staff in Yerevan is paid. Our team members in the US are not paid, including our founder Patrick M. Sarkissian, who previously ran a leading digital agency in New York.
In the past, our overhead fees for projects have been 20% max. Since the start of the 2020 Artsakh war, we’ve kept zero fees from donations supporting humanitarian efforts in Artsakh and Armenia, and will continue to keep zero fees from projects supporting post-war relief.