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Aurora Humanitarian Initiative

The Aurora Humanitarian Initiative is a foundation that addresses on-the-ground humanitarian challenges worldwide, concentrating on helping the most vulnerable and often overlooked populations.

When our Co-Founders, Noubar Afeyan, Vartan Gregorian, and Ruben Vardanyan, envisioned the legacy of Aurora, they did so with a desire to create transformational change for those in need of humanitarian assistance.

Aurora is committed to aiding the vulnerable in the throes of crisis.

We firmly believe humanitarians who have devoted their lives to assisting others are often the most effective agents of sustainable change.

The Initiative promotes action-based philanthropy focused on tangible results through our various programs: Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity, Aurora Dialogues, Aurora Grants, etc.

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Aurora Luminaries

Over the years, Aurora has empowered many humanitarians worldwide, raising awareness of their courageous work and creating a global network of like-minded individuals to elevate their ability to have a tangible impact on the lives they touch.
The Aurora Luminaries are grassroots activists helping the most vulnerable whose basic needs and rights are often overlooked. The courageous work of these humanitarians has impacted tens of millions of people in need.

The Aurora Luminaries tackle complex challenges around the world

From Africa to Southeast Asia and from Europe to Latin America.

Their efforts include advocating for the rights of marginalized minorities, rehabilitating survivors in conflict zones, combating sexualized violence against women and children, promoting education in underserved areas, providing universal access to healthcare, and supporting sustainable development projects in vulnerable communities, among many others.