The Board of Directors of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation approved, during the course of recent meetings, a new round of grants. The grants, totaling €31,000,000, will support the implementation of new programs in Greece, as well as internationally, in the areas of Health & Medicine, Social Welfare, Education, and Arts & Culture.
The Foundation’s Initiative against the crisis
The recent grants include programs that fall under the Foundation’s three year initiative to provide an additional €100,000,000 in order to actively support Greek society and provide relief from the effects of the economic crisis. The new grants approved by the Board of Directors as part of this initiative total €17,000,000.
Since the announcement of the €100,000,000 initiative, the Foundation has approved 185 grants to NGOs working in Greece, totaling €72,000,000, for the creation and implementation of hundreds of programs that support the country’s most vulnerable social groups.
An indicative list of grantee organizations and recent grants follows below:
- Prolepsis Institute of Preventive Medicine, Environmental and Occupational Health – Grant for the extension of the Food Aid & Promotion of Healthy Nutrition Program for the school year 2013-2014, which will reach 50,000 public school students.
- Benaki Museum – Grant to cover part of the operating expenses, offering visitors free entrance to four of the Museum’s buildings, once a week.
- School Support Program – Grant for the purchase of technological equipment and educational materials for 115 schools across Greece.
- Amaka NGO – Grant for the partial funding of an innovative new program (“Parole Project”) for women prisoners.
- Church of Greece – Grant to support a subsidy program for the third child of every Greek family that resides permanently in Thrace, for one year.
- Johns Hopkins University – Center for Talented Youth – Grant for the creation of the Center for Talented Youth in Greece.
- Holy Metropolitan Church of Hydra, Spetses, Aegina, Ermionida and Trizina – Grant to support the Church’s food aid program.
- Municipality of Ilioupoli – Grant for the purchase of equipment for the second Social Welfare Center of Ilioupoli.
- Cerebral Palsy Greece – Grant to cover the operating expenses for a short-term guesthouse, for a period of two years.
- Allies for Health – Grant to cover operating expenses for one year.
- Church of St. George in Kypseli, Home for the Elderly – Grant to cover the operating expenses of the Home for the Elderly for one year.
- Perivolaki, Hellenic Center for Mental Health and Therapy for Children and Families – Grant to cover operating expenses.
- Association of Families & Friends for Mental Health of Serres – Grant for the organization’s general operating support.
- University Hospital of Ioannina – Grant under the Pediatric Intensive Care Units Renovation Program. The grant includes renovations and the purchase of equipment for the Neonatal Clinic.
- Greek Guiding Association – Grant to support the organization of summer camps in 12 villages of the Peloponnese, with the participation of 600 children and 100 educators.
- National Research Foundation Eleftherios K. Venizelos – Grant for the purchase of equipment to improve visitor experience in the Museum and the Museum shop. The grant will also cover the salaries of the Foundation’s permanent personnel.
- Alkioni Aegean Wildlife Hospital – Grant to cover general operating expenses for the Wildlife Hospital in Paros.
- ΑΝΙΜΑ – Association for the Protection and Welfare of Wildlife – Grant to cover general operating expenses for ANIMA’s First Aid Station and nursing facility in Attica.
Grants in Greece and around the world:
In addition to its €100.000.000 initiative, the Foundation continues, at the same time, to pursue its established philanthropic activities, both in Greece and internationally, approving grants totaling €14.600.000. What follows is an indicative list of recent grants as part of the Foundation’s standard global philanthropic activities:
- University of Athens, School of Law – Grant to equip the Department’s new Library, which will be housed in the University’s Old Chemistry building.
- Columbia University – Grant to support educational programming for the general public, as well as for primary and secondary school teachers at the Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute.
- Le Petit Monde – Grant for the purchase of four child-friendly MRI mock scanners / MRI games, to be used in pediatric health services in France.
- The Courtault Institute of Art – Grant to support a scholarship program for Greek MA and PhD students.
- Theater Development Fund – Grant to support Theater Accessibility Programs.
- United States Fund for Unicef – To support programs fighting child malnutrition.
- National Gallery – For the partial support of construction works for the expansion and renovation of the National Gallery.
- McGill University – To support the creation of an Endowment Fund for Fellowships for postgraduate studies for Greek students.
- Association of Chess Players of Thessaloniki – Grant to fund a chess instruction program across 120 schools in the Thessaloniki area. The curriculum used for instruction has been developed and provided by the Kasparov Chess Foundation Europe.
- M.E.S.O. – To support the organization of European Music Day 2013 in Greece.
- Greek Dances Theater Dora Stratou – Grant to fund the renovation of one of the Theater’s buildings.
- French Institute in Greece – Grant for the partial support of the Greece-France Alliance 2014, a bilateral cultural and educational program.
- George Papanikolaou General Hospital of Thessaloniki – renovation support.
- Breast Cancer Research Foundation – Grant to cover operating expenses.
- Friends of Artistic Expression Association – Grant to support the Greek Comics Creators exhibition, which will be held as part of the 15th International Comics Festival.
- Hellenic Police – To fund the participation of police officers from the Cyber Crime Unit in seminars and postgraduate programs.
- International PEN – To support the 150th anniversary celebration of poet Constantine Cavafy’s birth, through a tribute event that will take place at New York City’s Town Hall, in November 2013.
- Proteus NY – Grant to support lectures and screenings of a historical documentary on Smyrna in 21 US and Canadian universities with Modern Greek Studies programs.
- WWF Greece – To support an environmental education program for children.
- Renzo Piano Foundation – Grant to fund Fragments, an exhibition of architectural models and designs by Renzo Piano Building Workshop (RPBW).