Aurora Impact

Aurora Impact



The Aurora Humanitarian Initiative is a foundation that seeks to address on-the-ground humanitarian challenges around the world with the focus on helping the most destitute. Its mission is rooted in the Armenian history as the Initiative was founded on behalf of the survivors of the Armenian Genocide and in gratitude to their saviors and strives to transform this experience into a global movement.


About Aurora


On behalf of the survivors of the Armenian Genocide and in gratitude to their saviors, the Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity will be granted annually to an individual whose actions have had an exceptional impact on preserving human life and advancing humanitarian causes. 

The Aurora Prize Laureate will be honored with a US $1,000,000 award and will have the unique opportunity to continue the cycle of giving by nominating and supporting organizations that help people in need.

Photo: Jamila Afghani, 2022 Aurora Prize Laureate and President of Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) Afghanistan

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In Honor of Vartan Gregorian


  • Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity

    The Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity is a global award that recognizes those who risk their lives, health or freedom to save the lives, health or freedom of others.

  • Aurora Index

    The Aurora Index is a survey examining public perceptions of major humanitarian issues.

  • Aurora Dialogues

    The Aurora Dialogues allow international humanitarians, academics, business and civil society leaders to seek solutions for the most pressing humanitarian challenges.

  • #AraratChallenge

    The #AraratChallenge was a global crowdfunding initiative reflecting the impact of the Aurora humanitarian movement in Armenia and Armenian communities globally.

  • Aurora Grants

    The Aurora Grants honor the memory of Armenian Genocide survivors’ saviors by supporting educational and humanitarian projects and preserving Armenian heritage.

  • Aurora for Artsakh

    The Aurora for Artsakh program helped the people of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) facing a grave humanitarian crisis in the aftermath of the 2020 war and promoted social development in the region.

  • Aurora Community

    The Aurora Community program brings together selfless individuals doing vital work on the local level, providing them with a much-needed support system.

  • 100 LIVES

    100 LIVES, launched to commemorate the centennial of the Armenian Genocide, collects and shares the stories of Armenian Genocide survivors, their saviors and descendants.