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Adapting to Dramatically Altered Needs, Grantees Persevere in Delivering on Mission

Apr 15, 2020
As COVID-19 continues to dramatically reshape the needs and challenges we face, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation’s (SNF) incredible grantee partners are adapting their work accordingly.

Below, learn how these partners are sharing information and analysis on the pandemic, transforming their work to continue serving vulnerable populations, and making world-class art and educational resources accessible from home.

COVID-19 Informational Resources
Get the latest information on the virus from partner institutions like the Mount Sinai Health System, see how iMEdD is helping Greek journalists track the spread of the pandemic, and hear experts weigh in what this health crisis means for our democracy in SNF Agora Institute conversations.

  • SNF Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins University // Baltimore, USA
    SNF Agora Conversations: The Politics and Policy of COVID-19, a series of webcasts moderated by SNF Agora Institute director Hahrie Han (Visit)

  • iMEdD (the incubator for Media Education and Development) // Athens, Greece
    The iMEdD Lab has created an easy-to-use web application in Greek that illustrates the distribution of the virus, both in Greece and internationally (Visit)

  • Chatham House // London, UK (Visit)

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How organizations are adapting to provide vital services
Learn more about how grantee organizations that provide essential services are adapting their work, from how Goddard Riverside is continuing to provide food and housing to New Yorkers, to how Thallo is keeping seniors in eldercare homes in Athens entertained and connected, to how Greece’s Shedia street magazine has moved to a subscription model.

  • Henry Street Settlement House // New York, USA
    Transitional and supportive housing, senior services, neighborhood resource center, and more (Visit
  • Food Bank for New York City // New York, USA
    Emergency food assistance in the form of to-go meals, a food pantry, and more (Visit)
  • ARSIS // Thessaloniki, Greece
    ARSIS’s Streetwork team supports people experiencing homelessness in Thessaloniki, providing information on the spread of COVID-19, essential items, and personal protective equipment (Visit)

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Enjoy stellar performance, stunning art, stimulating courses, and more

Enjoy art and activities from partner institutions like the Museum of Modern Art, watch stellar performances from venues like the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, or gain new knowledge online—from learning a new language through Rebooting the Greek language, to gaining a deeper understanding of the U.S. Constitution from the National Constitution Center.

  • Greek National Opera // Athens, Greece
    The Greek National Opera offers free streaming of past performances. Carmen, Swan Lake, Nabucco, and other stellar opera, ballet and music theatre performances will be broadcast via ERT, the Greek state TV, and available to stream online (Visit).

  • Mark Morris Dance Group // Brooklyn, USA
    Dance for PD classes, designed for people living with Parkinson’s Disease, available online (Visit)

  • New York Public Library // New York, USA
    Digital books, online learning, and a treasury of other resources accessible with an NYPL library card (Visit)

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