Building partnerships and leveraging networks to drive progress and bring social good
IDeA believes that the greatest impact is achieved when stakeholders collaborate. Our organization is built upon collaboration with government, international organizations, business networks and individual partners to capture synergies and coordinate efforts. Through the creation of long-term partnerships we can enable local and international communities to purposefully participate in social, cultural and economic activity.
Conceiving, designing and implementing projects based on long-term goals
Too often the initiatives to help Armenians are not evaluated for their real impact over time, such as on GDP growth and job creation. The tendency is to find low-cost, “fundable” solutions without attention to scale or sustainability. We design, develop, and implement projects using a 15-20 year horizon with goals that can exponentially alter the future for Armenians throughout the world.
Instilling a giving culture that yields greater investment, greater returns and sustainable impact
Over the past few years a new generation of philanthropists has emerged – generous contributors who seek to create social good while being involved in projects that scale over the long-term. IDeA has created a public/private partnership platform which enables it to optimize levels of giving, engage a wider audience of supporters, and garner the high level of financial support needed to reach sustainable development goals.
December 02, 2016
Join the AGBU’s 110th anniversary celebration week in Armenia from December 1st to December 5th of 2016.
December 01, 2016
On November 30 the United Nations Foundation and the Carnegie Corporation of New York hosted a dinner in honor of Ban Ki-moon, whose nine-year term as UN Secretary-General will conclude on December 31, 2016.
November 30, 2016
The Aurora Humanitarian Initiative confirms plans for awarding the second Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity
November 23, 2016
Entrepreneur and philanthropist Ruben Vardanyan speaking at the AUA 25th Anniversary Gala on November 19, 2016.
November 21, 2016
The impact investor and social entrepreneur spoke to the TASS News Agency
October 21, 2016
I believe many people understand what happened, including Armenia’s leadership.
April 22, 2016
It happened so that in the last decades we demanded more from other nations to recognize the Armenian Genocide. In this regard, now is the right moment for such an Award.
January 29, 2016
Ruben Vardanyan is the co-founder of IDeA Charitable Foundation that implements large-scale projects in Armenia. In an exclusive interview to Mediamax, he remarked that lifting of sanctions against Iran.