The “H. Hovnanian Family Foundation” was established in 1986 by American-Armenian philanthropists Hirair and Anna Hovnanian
Since its inception, the Foundation has given over $97 million to various charitable organizations, scholarships to students, and several of its own operating programs.
First group of 32 volunteers join the Birthright Armenia program, whose founder is Edele Hovnanian. 2,200 volunteers have been sponsored to date from 60+ countries.
In 2006 the Foundation’s Armenia branch was opened in Yerevan, Armenia, successfully carrying out charitable projects and educational programs in various spheres, including scholarships and fellowships.
Establishment of the Hovnanian Scholarship at Villanova University.
Consecration of Saint Anna Church in downtown Yerevan, built by Hirair Hovnanian in honor of his wife.
Fulbright-Hovnanian Scholarship Program was launched as a partnership between the U.S State Department and the H. Hovnanian Family Foundation. The program invests in students seeking a Master's degree in STEM+E studies in the United States. The graduate-level education of 23 students have been funded to date.
The H. Hovnanian Family Foundation announces a $10 million gift to Villanova University to support student and faculty-focused academic initiatives.