The Aragats Foundation's mission is to promote Armenia's cultural heritage as a cornerstone for local development and future prosperity.
Founded in 2014 as a non-profit organization (501(c)3 status pending), The Aragats Foundation helps communities in Armenia utilize their unique tangible and intangible heritage resources to improve local education, encourage tourism, and foster sustainable development. With a particular focus on the environs of Mt. Aragats, we envision a region committed to preserving Armenia's rich cultural heritage for generations to come.
We came to the slopes of Mt. Aragats first as scholars. The Aragats Foundation was founded by members of the research team known as Project ArAGATS, an Armenian-American collaboration begun in 1998. It is now the oldest international project in Armenia and has trained generations of American and Armenian archaeologists. As the charitable arm of Project ArAGATS, The Aragats Foundation represents our shared concern to preserve Armenia's heritage and utilize these unparalleled resources to the benefit of local communities.
Our Advisory Board
Assistant Professor Milstein Sesquicentennial Fellow, Department of Near Eastern Studies, Cornell University. More.
Professor & Chair, Department of Anthropology, Cornell University. More.
Research Assistant, Freedom House.
The Aragats Foundation Advisory Board is composed of scholars and professionals dedicated to preserving Armenia's cultural heritage.
Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, Purdue University
Chief Advisor. Head of Department of Early Archaeology, Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography, Yerevan
Associate Director, Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Postdoctoral Scholar, Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, NYU
Senior Researcher, Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography, Yerevan
The Aragats Foundation
President & CEO Arte LLC
Staff Writer, The New Yorker
Chicago Center for Teaching