EIN 13-5600421

Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU)

IRS 501(c) type
501(c)(3)
Num. employees
117
Year formed
1959
Most recent tax filings
2019-12
Description
The Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) is the world's largest non-profit organization devoted to upholding the Armenian heritage through educational, cultural and humanitarian programs.
Also known as...
AGBU Western District

Program areas at AGBU

Educational programs include the allocation of subsidies to 13 day schools of the organization that provide an Armenian curriculum, in addition to implementing the local country's educational programs, to approximately 3,300 kindergarten, elementary, and high school students. The organization also grants college scholarships to approximately 400 qualified students in nearly 40 countries; and allocations and subsidies globally to various Armenian and non-armenian universities, summer day camps, and after-school children's centers in armenia. Assistance is also offered to various other Armenian schools and educational programs throughout the world.
Religious institutions: repairs and renovations to christian Armenian houses of worship worldwide and education housing and vestments to members of the clergy.
Cultural programs include allocations and subsidies to various cultural activities in armenia and worldwide, such as the Armenian philharmonic orchestra, writer's association, publication and printing of books and magazines, music festivals, academy of sciences, etc. It also includes allocations to the various cultural centers of the organization throughout five continents. These centers provide locales for cultural, youth, sports, scouts, dance, choral, theater, and other activities which include musical, literary, and theatrical performances, youth summer internship programs, mentorship programs, and so on.

Form 990s for AGBU

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2019-122021-02-24990View PDF
2018-122021-01-21990View PDF
2018-122020-01-28990View PDF
2017-122019-02-21990View PDF
2016-122018-01-18990View PDF
...and 7 more Form 990s

Who funds Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU)

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
GrantmakerDescriptionAmount
Harry and Suzanne Toufayan FoundationGeneral Benevolence$350,000
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...and 21 more grants received

Grants made by AGBU

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Agbu Vatche and Tamar Manoukian High School Care of Siroon DerderianCultural, Educational$1,448,800
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...and 9 more grants made

Financials for AGBU

RevenuesFYE 12/2019
Total grants, contributions, etc.$18,795,019
Program services$1,006,705
Investment income and dividends$3,853,043
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$4,427
Net rental income$38,900
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$1,820,235
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$25,518,329

Personnel at AGBU

NameTitleCompensation
Mark GitlenChief Financial Officer$255,024
Anita AnserianManaging Director
Vahe Victor KiljianDirector of Finance$160,779
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...and 9 more key personnel

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Nonprofit Types
Issues
Characteristics
Key performance indicators
Total revenues
$25,518,329
2019
Yearly growth
-0.8%
% of revenues
n/a
Total expenses
$28,041,182
2019
Yearly growth
17.5%
% of expenses
n/a
Total assets
$260,335,515
2019
Yearly growth
9.3%
% of assets
n/a
Num. employees
117
2019
Yearly growth
39.3%
% of total
n/a
General information
Address
55 East 59TH Street
New York, NY 10022
Metro area
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
Website URL
agbu.org/ 
Phone
(212) 319-6383
Facebook page
agbu.org 
Twitter profile
@agbu 
IRS details
EIN
13-5600421
Fiscal year end
December
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
1959
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
Yes
Categorization
NTEE code, primary
A23: Cultural, Ethnic Awareness
NAICS code, primary
813410: Civic and Social Organizations
Parent/child status
Independent