The Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) is a private, international philanthropic organization, making grants to nonprofit organizations in the areas of arts and culture, education, health and sports, and social welfare.
All applicants must submit their grant request electronically by completing the relevant form in the Application Form category. English or Greek are the Application’s only acceptable languages.
The SNF has an open application process, and receives grant inquiries year-round. The Programs Department assesses all incoming requests, and SNF’s Board of Directors convenes regularly throughout the year.
Due to the large volume of incoming requests, the SNF, in collaboration with each applicant, aims to complete the evaluation of every proposal within three months of its submission date, unless circumstances require a longer evaluation period, based on a mutual agreement between the SNF and the applicant.
The SNF will not evaluate a new grant request from the same organization, before at least one year has passed since the submission of the previous request.
Previous or existing support by the SNF does not guarantee new funding to the specific organization in the future.
The SNF signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Greek State in 2018, for a landmark long-term multifaceted health care grant initiative, “Supporting Greece’s Health Sector”. The Initiative was ratified by the Greek Parliament in September 2018, and is expected to be completed in 2025. Moving forward, the SNF is focusing on this complex and expansive project, and although it continues to evaluate other grant requests, it will approve such additional proposals in exceptional circumstances only.
Grant applications from organizations in Greece are reviewed by:
Stavros Niarchos Foundation
86A Vasilissis Sofias Ave.
Grant applications from organizations around the world (outside of Greece) are reviewed by the SNF’s offices in New York and Monaco:
SNF USA, Inc.
645 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10022
14 Avenue de Grande Bretagne
The Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) is a grant-making organization, and does not solicit or accept donations from individuals, corporations or other organizations. The SNF does not make grants nor does it provide scholarships directly to individuals. To find out about supporting any of the organizations the SNF funds, or to apply for assistance from programs supported by the SNF at specific organizations, please contact those organizations directly.
The SNF has not authorized any third party – organization, company, or individual – to assist in the application process by claiming or not claiming remuneration. Applications by nonprofit organizations are evaluated by SNF, in accordance with the procedures described on this website, and the submission process is free of charge. If any such action by any third party, claiming to act as an intermediary, comes to your attention, please notify us immediately.
The SNF does not engage in any business activity in Greece or abroad, and it is audited by Deloitte. The SNF, in collaboration with its auditors, Deloitte, periodically performs sample grantee audits in relation to the financial management of the SNF’s grants.