Our grantmaking philosophy is based on ancient philosophers’ mindsets.

“To give away money is an easy matter and in any man’s power. But to decide to whom to give it and how large and when, and for what purpose and how, is neither in every man’s power nor an easy matter.”

– Aristotle

Our History

In 1921, the Howard Karagheusian Commemorative Corporation (HKCC) was established in New York City with the purpose of providing shelter, sustenance, education, and health care to children orphaned by the Armenian Genocide of 1915.


The Karagheusian Center Breaks Ground for New Headquarters in Armenia

New York, NY –July 4, 2024 – A festive celebration and groundbreaking ceremony for the new Karagheusian Center (Howard Karagheusian Medical Benevolent Public Organization, HKMBPO, Armenia) took place in Yerevan, Armenia on June 3, 2024, in the presence of the top leadership of the country, the Center’s countrywide staff, and the principal donor, the Karagheusian…

Alisa Badalyan Appointed as Executive Director of Howard Karagheusian Medical Benevolent Public Organization

New York, NY – May 25, 2024 – The Howard Karagheusian Medical Benevolent Public Organization (HKMBPO) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Alisa Badalyan as its Executive Director.

Karagheusian Foundation Steps Up to Aid Artsakh Refugees

New York, NY —  The Karagheusian Foundation Board  of Directors has unanimously committed an initial allocation of  $1 million to the Howard Karagheusian Medical Benevolent Public Organization ( HKMBPO)  for emergency relief, announced Harry S. Cherken, Jr., Chair.