Welcome to the Kalaydjian Foundation
The Kalaydjian Foundation is a non-profit benevolent organisation set up in 1984 with the purpose of helping disadvantaged and needy members of society, with a major focus being on the Armenian community in Cyprus.
The Foundation currently addresses two main areas of philanthropy. The first is the operation of the Kalaydjian Rest Home for the Elderly, which it opened in 1988 in Nicosia, Cyprus. The Kalaydjian Rest Home was built by brothers Bedros and Aram Kalaydjian in memory of their parents Roupen and Marie. It comprises 22 rooms with private bathrooms and has a capacity for a total of 40 people. Its facilities include dining rooms, spacious sitting rooms with libraries and satellite television, an open-air courtyard and a specially-built chapel to address the residents' spiritual needs. For more information on the Kalaydjian Rest Home, see our Grand Openings
The second area of focus is the provision of grants and support for education at both secondary and tertiary levels. Since 2009, the Kalaydjian Foundation offers an annual grant to all Cypriot students who are graduates of Narek elementary schools and are enrolled in private secondary schools in Cyprus. Parallel to this support, the Foundation provides grants to talented students studying for undergraduate degrees at accredited universities in Cyprus or abroad. It also grants a full scholarship for a post-graduate degree from the American University of Armenia in Yerevan. The principal aim of these programmes is to enable successful applicants to receive the level of education that is imperative for the 21st century. For more information on these programmes, see our News
In addition to providing vital services to senior citizens as well as financial support to talented students, the Foundation also provides funding for the restoration of buildings of traditional character and promotes and sponsors the development of culture and the arts in Cyprus. The Kalaydjian Foundation is registered in the Republic of Cyprus as a philanthropic organisation and as such all contributions to it are tax-deductible.