World Children’s Day
20 November 2009

One of the common themes underlying the Stavros Niarchos Foundation’s giving is a commitment to supporting children in need and to promoting the growth potential of children around the world by enabling their healthy living and intellectual development.

Listed below is a sampling of the many grants the Foundation makes in honor of children to advance their well being and facilitate a productive and satisfying future: 

Aide et Action
A. Kyriakou Children´s Hospital
Association Santé Sud
Elementary School Support Program
Enfants du Monde
Hellenic Children’s Museum
Mission Enfance
Merimna – Nonprofit Society for Care of Children and Families Facing Illness and Death
National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
Terre des Hommes Suisse
The World’s Ark
World Education

From its establishment in 1996, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation has assisted with national and international grants in the areas of social welfare, arts and culture, health and medicine, and education.  In addition to our traditional grantmaking, the Foundation is underwriting a major new national initiative that will enrich the lives of children by providing stimulating, interactive learning environments. The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, comprising new facilities for the National Library of Greece and the Greek National Opera and a park to house the cultural institutions, will provide tremendous benefits to children.  Its exhibits and activities will be designed to promote exploration and discovery and to inspire young minds, and the park itself will provide a healthy space for families and young children to develop themselves physically and appreciate the natural world.