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The Stavros Niarchos Foundation’s new grants

May 23, 2012
The Board of Directors of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, during its recent meeting, approved a new series of grants for the Spring-Summer 2012 season. The grants are based on the Foundation’s philosophy, to provide relief for society’s most vulnerable and to create better conditions for the future, to the extent of our abilities, by supporting and promoting Education, Social Welfare, Health & Medicine and Arts & Culture.
In addition to these grants, the Foundation announces today additional grants totaling €10,2 million to Not For Profit Organizations, as part of its initiative to help address the adverse effects of the socio-economic crisis in Greece. 
These grants represent the third phase of the Foundation’s major initiative to grant €100 million over the next three years, aiming to support Greek society in the midst of the country’s current crisis.
The 39 Greek Non Profits that will work closely with the Stavros Niarchos Foundation over the next few months, in order to conceive and implement programs that are both innovative and impactful, are engaged in the areas of Social Welfare, Health & Medicine, Arts  & Culture, and Education, which represent the four major programmatic areas of the Foundation’s actions. 
Below is a list of grantee organizations by area of activity: 
Social Welfare
  • Alma Zois –Panhellenic Association of Women with Breast Cancer  
  • Arsis
  • Home for the Elderly of Piraeus
  • Hellenic Society for Disabled People (ELEPAP)
  • Elix
  • Parish Church of Saint Demetrius Aspropyrgos
  • Parents Association of People with Mental Disabilities
  • Cerebral Palsy Greece
  • Association for the Psychosocial Health of Children and Adolescents (A.P.H.C.A) 
  • Holy Metropolis of Thira, Amorgos & Islands
  • Holy Metropolitan Church of Movemvassia and Sparta
  • Church of St. George in Kipseli – Home for the Elderly
  • Caritas Hellas
  • KETHEA – Therapy Center for Dependant Individuals 
  • Therapeutic Riding Center of Serres (KETHIS)
  • “Paradeigmatos Harin” Not For Profit Organization
  • Together for Children
  • Kipseli Care Center for People with Special Needs
  • The Friends of the Child
  • Kid & Family
  • Perivolaki – Hellenic Center for Mental Health and Therapy for Children and Families
  • Association  “Public Dodecanese” 
  • Association for People with Mobility Problems and Friends “Perpato”
  • Association of Parents and Guardians of People with Special Needs – The Good Samaritan
  • Child Care Association of Athens
  • Parish Churches Food Aid Program Support
  • Charity Association of Child Protection “Agios Polykarpos”
  • Pyxida
  • Mitera – Center for the Protection of the Child of Attica
  • Child Care Service “Anarrotirio Pentelis”
  • Pedopolis “Agios Andreas”
  • Pedopolis “Agia Varvara”
Health & Medicine
  • Pediatric Intensive Care Units Renovation Program
  • Ormylia Foundation
  • University of Ioannina, Medical School, Medical Simulation Center
  • Arcturos
  • Education in Philanthropy
  • Metavallon
Art & Culture
  • The Friends of the Greek Islands and the Sea
The above grants express the Foundation’s belief that the crisis demands a clear strategy and long-term commitment. Their ultimate purpose is, on the one hand, to provide immediate relief for those most in need and, on the other hand, to create the appropriate conditions for a better future. 
Andreas Dracopoulos, Co-President and Member of the Board of Directors of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, remarked: “Today marks the beginning of the third cycle of grants by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, which, in the last 4 months, has approved grants totaling €20,9 million to 55 Non Profits. We are fully aware that the unprecedented circumstances of this profound economic crisis demand innovative and direct actions; and we wish, through this initiative, to send out a message of hope for a more optimistic and better tomorrow.”