The 111 new grants are part of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation’s international philanthropic activity and are aligned with the Foundation’s overall philosophy to support initiatives that can offer immediate assistance to citizens most in need, have the potential to bring about tangible changes and contribute to the long-term development of communities and their members.
Andreas Dracopoulos, Co-President of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, stated: “Through its latest grants’ cycle, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation aims to provide substantial support to programs and organizations, which—regardless of the sector in which they operate—revolve around one common ground: they address the growing challenges that modern societies are called upon to face, as a whole. Our principal goal was—and still is—to support initiatives that will contribute to social development, both in Greece that is currently striving, as well as in the rest of the world, while creating the prerequisites for a better future for the generations to come”.
The 111 new grants relate to the Foundation’s four basic program areas: Arts and Culture, Education, Health and Sports, and Social Welfare. The new grants are in line with the regular grant making activity of the SNF. A number of these grants are part of the 2nd cycle of the Initiative Against the Greek Crisis, and the Recharging the Youth program, which, respectfully, aim help to alleviate the severe consequences of the socio-economic crisis in Greece, and create opportunities for future generations.
Overall appraisals for each category follow:
• Arts and Culture
Taking into consideration that Arts and Culture can play a critical role in social and economic prosperity, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation approved 26 new grants in this area, totaling $3.8 million (approximately €3.33 mil), aimed at making arts further accessible to the general public, promoting Greek art abroad, supporting creative collaborations between young talented Greek and international artists, and disseminating Greek culture on a national and international level.
Recognizing the unique role of Education in strengthening personal and social development, the Foundation approved 30 new grants in this area, totaling approximately $14.86 million (approximately €13.13 mil), to support the implementation of research and educational programs, create capacity building, and provide educational institutions, both in Greece and internationally, with necessary infrastructure.
• Health and Sports
Through 25 new grants totaling $11.23 million (approximately €9.95 mil), the Foundation aims to help improve the health of citizens in need and provide much-needed medical equipment and other medical support and outreach.
• Social Welfare
With 30 new grants in the area of Social Welfare, totaling $7.75 million (approximately €6.87 mil), the Foundation supports organizations working to combat poverty, to assist vulnerable social groups and to enhance innovative social programs and initiatives.
Below is the full list of organizations awarded grants during the Foundation’s latest cycle of grant making activity:
Arts & Culture
ASIFA HELLAS | Athens, Greece
The grant supports the educational and industry related events of the “70 Years of Greek Animation” action
BRITISH COUNCIL GREECE | Athens, Greece
The grant supports the International Museum Academy training Program in Greece addressed to museum professionals
CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF TRADITIONAL POTTERY - PSAROPOULOS FOUNDATION | Athens, Greece
The grant supports the provision of free educational programs
CENTRE FOR THE STUDY & DISSEMINATION OF MYTHS & FOLKTALES | Kea, Greece
The grant supports the “Cultural Trips” educational program in primary public schools
ISADORA AND RAYMOND DUNCAN DANCE RESEARCH CENTER | Athens, Greece
The grant supports an educational program on dance, addressed to primary schools
MUNICIPAL MUSEUM OF THE KALAVRITA HOLOCAUST | Kalavrita, Greece
The grant supports the documentation and digitization of the Museum’s archives and its website development
MUNICIPAL THEATER OF PIRAEUS | Piraeus, Greece
The grant supports the outreach Initiative “Solidarity”
NATIONAL THEATRE OF GREECE | Athens, Greece
The grant supports the renovation of the “Katina Paxinou” Stage and part of the costs of the new theatrical productions for 2016-17
THE EDUCATIONAL VOLUNTEERS FOUNDATION OF TURKEY | Istanbul, Turkey
The grant supports “The Dreams Workshop” & “The Drama Workshop” education programs for children across Turkey
THE FRIENDS OF THE GREEK ISLANDS AND THE SEA | Cyclades, Greece
The grant supports the additional programming of the Music workshops on six islands of the Aegean Sea
ARTISTS SPACE | New York, NY, USA
The grant supports Artists Space’s “Books & Talks” program
ARTSPACE | Minneapolis, MN, USA
The grant supports the construction of the Bell School Arts Campus in New Orleans
DANSPACE PROJECT, INC. | New York, NY, USA
The grant supports Danspace Project’s operating expenses
EDUCATION THROUGH MUSIC | New York, NY, USA
The grant supports the “Education Through Music” school program, which includes a capacity building component
LINCOLN CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS INC. | New York, NY, USA
The grant supports Lincoln Center’s “Arts in the Middle” educational program
MARK MORRIS DANCE GROUP | Brooklyn, NY, USA
The grant supports Mark Morris Dance Group’s “Access” programs
METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART | New York, NY, USA
The grant supports the “Pergamon and the Hellenistic Kingdoms of the Ancient World” exhibit
MUSEUM OF MODERN ART | New York, NY, USA
The grant supports three 12-month internship positions for Greek nationals each year, for three years
NATIONAL DANCE INSTITUTE | New York, NY, USA
The grant supports National Dance Institute’s “In-School Program”
QUEENS MUSEUM | Queens, NY, USA
The grant supports the Queens Museum’s accessibility programs “ArtAccess”
UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA | Philadelphia, PA, USA
The grant supports arts education programming for underprivileged children and youth at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
AROP - OPÉRA NATIONAL DE PARIS | Paris, France
The grant supports access and workshops for school children of the opera production “Vol Retour”
CENTRE DES MONUMENTS NATIONAUX | Paris, France
The grant supports a multimedia project for the ancient site of Glanum at Saint-Rémy-de-Provence
SALA 1| Rome, Italy
The grant supports the presentation and promotion of "Videozoom Greece" project
CINEACTIONS | Carros, France
The grant supports the dedicated Greek evening to pay tribute to the Greek filmmaker Theo Angelopoulos within the 10th edition of Cinealma.
EPHORATE OF UNDERWATER ANTIQUITIES | Athens, Greece
The grant supports the procurement of equipment.
APOSTOLIC DIAKONIA | Athens, Greece
The grant supports the Chair for the Greek Language at the Pontifical Institute in Rome for the academic year 2015-16
ARISTOTELIO SCIENCE – CULTURE EDUCATIONAL CENTER | Volos, Greece
The grant supports the purchase of technological equipment for the Center’s labs
ASSOCIATION OF CHESS PLAYERS OF THESSALONIKI | Thessaloniki, Greece
The grant supports the continuation of the Chess in Schools program in collaboration with the Kasparov Chess Foundation Europe
CENTER FOR DIGITAL SYSTEMS - FREIE UNIVERSITÄT BERLIN | Berlin, Germany
The grant supports the partial funding of the "Memorial Cultures of German-Greek History project", a bilateral oral history project, which will be undertaken in collaboration with the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
CYBER CRIME DIVISION – HELLENIC POLICE | Athens, Greece
The grant supports the funding of the post graduate studies of 6 Police Officers and the purchase of technological equipment
GREEK GUIDING ASSOCIATION | Athens, Greece
The grant supports the installation of a fire protection system at the Association’s campsite in Attica
HELLENIC SOCIETY OF COUNSELLING & GUIDANCE | Athens, Greece
The grant supports the upgrading of the Society’s website and the implementation of four educational seminars for career counselors and teachers that will take place in Athens, Thessaly and Crete
EDUCATION IN PHILANTHROPY | Athens, Greece
The grant supports the continuation of a Master’s course on the role of Philanthropy, NGOs and grant-making Foundations and the preparation of a Master’s degree program
PLAYING – NON PROFIT ORGANIZATION | Athens, Greece
The grant supports the continuation of the program, titled "The Importance of Play" across Greece for a one year
RAISING IDEAS | Athens, Greece
The grant supports partial funding for the first TEDxKids@Ilissos event in Greece
SEN/JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT GREECE | Athens, Greece
The grant supports the entrepreneurial educational programs “Company Program” and “Ourselves”
THE JEWISH MUSEUM OF GREECE | Athens, Greece
The grant supports training programs for educators, educational trips for students to the Auschwitz State Museum, and the digitization of the museum’s archival material and the Museum’s digital upgrading
1ST VOCATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL OF LAVRIO | Lavrio, Greece
The grant supports the purchase of new equipment for two of the school’s laboratories
CENTRAL PARK CONSERVANCY | New York, NY, USA
The grant supports Central Park Conservancy’s “Park-to-Park” program
CHATHAM HOUSE | London, UK
The grant supports the renovation of the ground floor of the adjoining building to Chatham House
CITIZEN SCHOOLS NY/NJ | New York, NY, USA
The grant supports the expansion of Citizen Schools’ Expanded Learning Time (ELT) program
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY | New York, NY, USA
The grant supports the expansion of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Teacher-Scholars Program and the BRAINYAC Program
QUESTBRIDGE | Palo Alto, CA, USA
The grant supports the Quest for Excellence Award
VENTURE FOR AMERICA | New York, NY, USAThe grant supports Venture for America’s fellowship program in Philadelphia
CDI APPS FOR GOOD | London, UK
The grant supports infrastructure development for the organization's expansion internationally
PLAN INTERNATIONAL FRANCE | Paris, France
The grant supports the project “Fight against gender-based violence in schools” taking place in Hanoi (Vietnam)
1st MIDDLE SCHOOL OF CHALKIDA | Chalkida, Greece
The grant supports the purchase of equipment for the school library.
RESEARCH CENTER FOR THE HUMANITIES (RCH) | Athens, Greece
The grant supports the provision of 5 post-doc fellowships in the field of Humanities for a one-year period.
ARCHITECTURAL ASSOCIATION – SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE | London, UK
The grant supports a series of scholarships to the Architectural Association’s Visiting School Programs in Greece for 2015, and practical experience with the organization in the UK
TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF EASTERN MACEDONIA AND THRACE | Kavala, Greece
The grant supports the establishment of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Fellowship program targeted to 15 young scientists.
TEAM RESET NON PROFIT ORGANIZATION | Thessaloniki, Greece
The grant supports the participation of the ‘Team Reset’ in the ‘F1 in Schools’ international competition for school children.
WASHINGTON OXI DAY FOUNDATION | Washington, USA
The grant supports the Washington Oxi Day Foundation’s 5th Annual Celebration.
ACADEMIE DES INSCRIPTIONS ET BELLES-LETTRES | Paris, France
The grant supports the 2015 Villa Kerylos international symposium related to "Greece in the depths of Asia".
CENTRE FOR RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY HELLAS – CERTH | Thermi, Greece
The grant supports the construction and partial equipment of a national research infrastructure.
INTERNSHIP PROGRAM AT THE STAVROS NIARCHOS FOUNDATION CULTURAL CENTER (SNFCC)|Athens, Greece
The grant supports the implementation of an internship program for young engineers at the SNFCC.
Health & Sports
BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH FOUNDATION ACADEMY OF ATHENS | Athens, Greece
The grant supports DNA sequencing & data storage equipment at Greek Genome Center
GENERAL HOSPITAL OF ATTICA “SISMANOGLIO – AMALIA FLEMING” | Athens, Greece
The grant supports the purchase of medical equipment for the Vascular Surgery Department
UNIVERSITY GENERAL HOSPITAL OF IOANNINA | Ioannina, Greece
The grant supports the purchase of an MRI scanner for the Radiology Department
CLEO: COLLABORATIVE CENTER FOR CLINICAL EPIDEMIOLOGY AND OUTCOMES RESEARCH | Athens, Greece
The grant supports the expansion of the Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI) program
PNOE – FRIENDS OF CHILDREN IN INTENSIVE CARE | Athens, Greece
The grant supports the general operating costs of the organization and the purchase of equipment in 3 Pediatric Intensive Care Units/Neonatal Intensive Care Units
HELLENIC ORGANIZATION FOR PREVENTION AND DIAGNOSIS OF VISION PROBLEMS | Athens, Greece
The grant supports the operating expenses of the Mobile Eye Unit
HOPE FOR DEPRESSION RESEARCH FOUNDATION | New York, NY, USA
The grant supports Phase II of the Depression Task Force research
RESEARCH TO PREVENT BLINDNESS (RPB)| New York, NY, USA
The grant supports the RPB/SNF International Research Collaborators Award in vision research
LIFEBOX | Boston, MA, USA
The grant supports the expansion of the safe surgery program in India as well as internal capacity building
RALPH LAUREN CENTER FOR CANCER CARE AND PREVENTION | New York, NY, USA
The grant supports improvement of information technology infrastructure
LIGHT OF HEALING HOPE FOUNDATION | Washington, DC, USA
The grant supports the re-printing and distribution of the organization’s mini-photobook
VISIONSPRING | New York, NY, USA
The grant supports increased eyeglass distribution via Global Partnerships
AMREF FRANCE | Paris, France
The grant supports the “Stand up for African mothers” campaign for the training of midwives in Africa
PEDIATRIC TRAUMA CARE | Athens, Greece
The grant supports general operating expenses.
GENERAL HOSPITAL OF ATHENS ‘KORGIALENIO – BENAKIO’ – RADIOLOGY DEPARTMENT | Athens, Greece
The grant supports the purchase of a CT scanner.
INTESTIVE CARE UNIT (ICU) (AGLAIA KYRIAKOU) | Athens, Greece
The grant supports the purchase of critical medical consumables for the ICU.
CHILD MIND INSTITUTE | New York, USA
The grant supports the Child Mind Institute’s Child Advocacy Award Dinner.
PAN-HELLENIC ASSOCIATION OF FAMILIES FOR MENTAL HEALTH OF PATRAS | Patra, Greece
The grant supports general operating expenses.
FOUNDATION OF ORTHOPEDICS AND COMPLEX SPINE | New York, USA
The grant supports the Foundation of Orthopedics and Complex Spine's 8th Annual Gala.
BE STRONG | Athens, Greece
The grant supports the telephone helpline's running costs and salaries of 4 specialized psychologists and social workers.
MICHAEL’S CAUSE | Staten Island, USA
The grant supports the 4th Annual 5k run and walk at Clove Lakes Park in Staten Island, NY.
AMERICAN HOSPITAL OF PARIS FOUNDATION | New York, USA
The grant supports The American Hospital of Paris Foundation Award Gala.
REGENERATION & PROGRESS, NON FOR PROFIT ORGANIZATION | Athens, Greece
The grant supports the mission of doctors and nurses to Mytilene and Agathonisi in response to the humanitarian crisis posed by the refugee plight in Greece.
MEDECINS SAS FRONTIERES HELLAS | Athens, Greece
The grant supports the work of Medecins sas Frontieres Hellas in response to the refugee crisis in Greece.
THE NEW YORK AND PRESBYTERIAN HOSPITAL | New York, USA
The grant supports New York-Presbyterian’s 3rd Annual Birthday Bash.
ANTIGONE-INFORMATION AND DOCUMENTATION CENTER ON RACISM, ECOLOGY, PEACE AND NON-VIOLENCE | Thessaloniki, Greece
The grant supports the implementation of educational and artistic workshops to 5 junior schools entitled “Say it through a comic”
CHARITABLE ASSOCIATION "CONSTANTINOPOLITAN HOUSING" | Athens, Greece
The grant supports the purchase of a vehicle and the installation of a hybrid heating system at the elderly home
ESTONIAN APOSTOLIC ORTHODOX CHURCH | Saaremaa, Estonia
The grant supports the establishment of a candle making workshop and a small guesthouse at St. John the Baptist Monastery
HOME FOR THE ELDERLY OF ZOSIMADES IOANNINA | Ioannina, Greece
The grant supports general operating expenses over 2 years
INTERACTIVE MEDIA KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER | Patra, Greece
The grant supports an online platform documenting accessible infrastructure and services for people with physical disabilities
LIBERTAS - INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS | Athens, Greece
The grant supports the organization of the 9th International Conference on Human Rights entitled “Dialogue between the judges on the necessity to apply a unified European law”
ORGANIZATION FOR THE PROTECTION OF RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH AUTISM-P.D.D. OF KASTORIA | Kastoria, Greece
The grant supports partial staff costs and professional development over 2 years
PHILANTHROPIC INSTITUTION "GOOD SAMARITAN" | Athens, Greece
The grant supports the execution of repair works and the purchase of medical equipment
SHELTER FOR WOMEN - SUPPORT CENTER FOR ABUSED WOMEN | Thessaloniki, Greece
The grant supports the salary of a social worker for two years
BRONXWORKS | Bronx, NY, USA
The grant supports the “Jobs-Plus” employment program
CENTER FOR URBAN COMMUNITY SERVICES | New York, NY, USA
The grant supports the Janian Medical Care primary care initiative
HEROES, INC. | Washington, DC, USA
The grant supports aid to families of first responders who have lost their lives in the line of duty
SOS CHILDREN'S VILLAGES USA | Washington, DC, USA
The grant supports the SOS Children’s Villages Youth Program in Battambang, Cambodia
WORLD EDUCATION | Boston, MA, USA
The grant supports unexploded ordnance (UXO) accident prevention and survivor programs in Laos, and provides support to the Luang Prabang Orphanage and the Cultural Department
AGE UK | London, UK
The grant supports the expansion of the organization's integrated care pilot project
EMMAÜS CONNECT | Paris, France
The grant supports the development of the national program “Connexions Solidaires” and the launch of the “WeTechCare” initiative for professional integration
FAUNA & FLORA INTERNATIONAL | Cambridge, UK
The grant supports the expansion of the organization’s flagship conservation and poverty reduction program in Indonesia
FONDATION PATRONAGE SAINT-PIERRE ACTES | Nice, France
The grant supports the activities of the Furniture Reconditioning Unit for professional integration of youth
THE NATIONAL AUTISTIC SOCIETY | London, UK
The grant supports the NAS Contact Centre Volunteering Project
INTERNATION RESCUE COMMITTEE UK (IRC UK) | London, UK
The grant supports efforts in response to the refugee crisis in Greece.
THE HELLENIC INITIATIVE | New York, USA
The grant supports the 3rd Annual Banquet of the organization.
HOLY CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION OF THE VIRGIN MARY OF RERDIKA | Aegina, Greece
The grant supports renovation works to the Holy Church of Saints Constantinos and Elenis of Sfendouri, Aegina.
COUSTEAU DIVERS | Paris, France
The grant supports the operating expenses of the organization and the technological development of its online citizen science platform.
REHABILATION OF THE DISABLED (ELEPAP) | Athens, Greece
The grant supports the renewal of the Early Intervention program and an exchange/training program with the University Children’s Hospital of Zurich.
CARITAS HELLAS | Athens, Greece
The grant supports medical expenses and basic living costs for severely underprivileged people throughout Greece, over a period of 2 years.
GREEK ORTHODOC CHURCH OF THE HAMPTONS – KIMISIS TIS THEOTOKOU | Southampton, USA
The grant supports the Greek Orthodox Church of the Hamptons’ Blue Dream Summer Gala.
CITIZENS UNION FOUNDATION INC. OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK | New York, US
The grant supports Citizens Union Foundation's 2015 Award Dinner.
HELLENIC AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE | New York, USA
The grant supports the Hellenic-American Chamber of Commerce’s 67th Annual Dinner Dance.
PROLEPSIS – INSTITUTE OF PREVENTINE MEDICINE ENVIRONMENTAL AND OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH | Athens, Greece
The grants support the continuation of the Food Aid & Promotion of Healthy Nutrition Program for the school year 2015 – 2016.
UTILITIES OF THE PUBLIC BENEFIT OF METAMORFOSIS | Attica, Greece
The grant supports the purchase of equipment