Strengthening governance in the Republic of Armenia

Supporting the search for solutions to specific challenges of a globalized world

Supporting educational opportunities for individuals of Armenian ethnicity

Supporting the arts

Strengthening governance in the Republic of Armenia

The Tavitian Foundation strives to strengthen governance in Armenia through programs that are focused on human and institutional capacity-building at various governmental ministries and agencies in the country. By supporting programs that aim to build the intellectual and human capacities at various governmental ministries and agencies in Armenia, the Tavitian Foundation has made progress toward a stronger Armenian government system.

The core of this work involves the Tavitian Scholar Program at the Fletcher School, a collaboration between the Tavitian Foundation and Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, Boston.

Executive training for senior executives from Armenia

In addition to the Fletcher Program, the Tavitian Foundation has supported further training for senior executives from the government of Armenia at the Executive Training Program at Columbia Business School.

Tavitian Scholar Program at the Fletcher School

The core of this work involves a collaboration between the Tavitian Foundation and Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, Boston. Each year, up to thirty Armenian government professionals are selected by the Foundation from a highly-competitive applicant pool. These Tavitian Scholars travel from Armenia to Boston to participate in a six-month program of professional development and multi-disciplinary graduate-level education at the Fletcher School.

Today, alumni are employed at the Central Bank of Armenia, Presidentís Office, Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Economy, Ministry of Finance, Parliament and Government of Armenia, to name a few.

The impact of the program was formally recognized by the Government of Armenia in 2011 when the Prime Minister of Armenia presented Mr. Tavitian with the Moses Khorenatsi medal, recognizing the Foundationís important contributions to Armenia.

Supporting educational opportunities for individuals of Armenian ethnicity

Individuals of primarily Armenian ethnicity, representing a range of talents and interests that are aligned with the Foundationís focus, receive financial assistance so that they may pursue undergraduate and graduate studies at top universities such as Oxford, Harvard, Columbia, and Stanford.

These individual scholarship awards are highly competitive, with only a few granted per year. Applications are considered based on the recommendation of Armenian professionals who are connected in some way to the Foundation and its work.

Addressing specific challenges of a globalized world

The Tavitian Foundation supports programs that are studying specific issues of global significance, generally through collaboration with major think tanks such as the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the Council on Foreign Relations.

Supporting the arts

The Tavitian Foundation provides support for art exhibitions and research studies typically in the areas of Old Master Paintings and Sculpture in collaboration with museums, such as The Frick Collection and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City; and the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Museum in Williamstown, Massachusetts.