Currently more than 4000 registered CSOs in Armenia, however reportedly many of them do not remain active.
Aside from officially registered entities, Armenia does still have many traditional citizen associations formed on an ad hoc basis for practical activities, such as the renovation of common spaces in highrise buildings or the creation of mutual support funds in local communities. Associations of this kind exist throughout the country; they are not institutional, and the actors are not aware that they are engaging in civil society activities.
It is widely agreed among the various stakeholders that the availability of financial support for non-governmental organizations along with the democratic reform process has shaped the civil society in Armenia. The funding provided primarily by international donors, Diaspora foundations, and later on also by the government (despite in a very selective way), boosted the number of registered CSOs and foundations.