The Monte Melkonian Fund, Inc. is a non-profit charity founded in 1995 by friends and followers of Armenian national hero, Monte “Avo” Melkonian. His selfless commitment to the welfare of Armenia, his personal integrity, and his vision of social justice continue to inspire. Together with our sister organization, the Monte Melkonian Fund in Armenia, we extend a helping hand to the neediest of the needy in that country. Our projects benefit children who have suffered displacement and loss due to economic collapse, war, and institutional disintegration. Many of these children are refugees. Many have suffered physical or psychological trauma. Some have lost one or both parents, and an increasing number of them have suffered injuries from landmines and other legacies of the conflict in Nagorno Karabagh.