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Stavros Niarchos Foundation

Empowering Humanity

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Arts & Culture
Our goal is to help as many people as possible enjoy works, experiences, and places that help us to connect with our shared humanity.

During the implementation of the Global Health Initiative (GHI) over the next few years, SNF will continue to assess applications for support, but will do so in a much more selective way.

Education
We believe that everyone has an equal, inalienable right to free access to knowledge and education.

During the implementation of the Global Health Initiative (GHI) over the next few years, SNF will continue to assess applications for support, but will do so in a much more selective way.

Health & Sports
No matter who you are, where you’re from, and what your age or background is, you should have access to quality health care.

During the implementation of the Global Health Initiative (GHI) over the next few years, SNF will continue to assess applications for support, but will do so in a much more selective way.

Social Welfare
Everyone deserves access to life’s essentials—food, shelter, community, the opportunity to support themselves, and a helping hand when emergency strikes.

During the implementation of the Global Health Initiative (GHI) over the next few years, SNF will continue to assess applications for support, but will do so in a much more selective way.

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) is a private, international philanthropic organization, making grants to nonprofit organizations globally in the areas of arts and culture, education, health and sports, and social welfare.
SNF is currently engaged in a long-term landmark effort to improve access to quality health care in many countries, the multifaceted Global Health Initiative (GHI), with a current budget of more than one (1) billion U.S. dollars.

Related Non-profits

Get to know the organizations founded through a vision shared with the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF), nonprofits that remain our close partners and collaborators.

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Regeneration & Progress
Vamvakou Revival

Initiatives

Encompassing more than 40 constituent projects, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) Global Health Initiative (GHI) aims to expand access to health services, strengthen quality of care for all, and empower providers on the front lines. The Initiative, whose budget exceeds one (1) billion U.S. dollars, is carried out with exclusive support from SNF and based on wide-ranging collaborations in Greece and worldwide.
The grantmaking activity of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) extends all across Greece and around the world. But the Greek region of Laconia holds a special connection with SNF as the ancestral homeland of SNF’s Founder, Stavros S. Niarchos.

Outreach

We know that when people come together, incredible, often surprising, things happen: ideas blossom, productive connections are formed, and we’re inspired and invigorated to make change. Our annual SNF Nostos celebration and ongoing SNF Dialogues events are open opportunities for people of all interests and backgrounds to convene around a timely theme and enjoy a shared experience.

SNF Nostos is an international, multidimensional festival bursting with avant-garde art, scintillating conversation, daring ideas, irresistible music, moving dance, delightful performances, participatory entertainment, and lively sports activities for visitors of all ages.
The Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) Dialogues aim to develop new ways of thinking, build bridges of cooperation, and encourage creative public dialogue across geographic, social, and cultural boundaries.