The SNF Announces its New Cycle of Grants
15 July 2014

The Board of Directors of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, during the course of its meeting in July of 2014, approved 30 new grants totaling approximately €26.5 million ($36.1 million) in support of programs and initiatives implemented by Greek and international not-for-profit organizations.

The 30 new grants are part of the Foundation’s tactical international philanthropic activity. In addition, a new round of grants was approved as part of the Foundation’s three-year initiative against the crisis, as well as its more recent initiative aimed at addressing the high rate of youth unemployment. 

The new grants approved are in four core areas of action: Arts & Culture, Education, Health, Medicine and Sports, and Social Welfare. In the area of Arts & Culture, through 7 grants the Foundation is supporting arts initiatives in Greece and others promoting Greek arts and culture in the United States and Italy. Initiatives working towards improving accessibility to the arts – a longstanding priority of the Foundation – were also included. Similarly, in the area of Education, the Foundation approved 8 grants, with particular emphasis on the implementation of educational programs on youth development, including out-of-school learning programs for the underserved students, leadership fellowships and professional development programs. In the area of Health & Medicine, the Foundation through a total of 8 grants, will benefit a variety of medical needs, most notably, the replacement of Linear Accelerators in seven public hospitals in Greece. Finally, in the area of Social Welfare, the Foundation supports 7 programs assisting the most vulnerable social groups through initiatives against poverty and homelessness, the enhancement of volunteerism, food aid, and other social services.  

Andreas Dracopoulos, Co-President of the Board of Directors of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, stated: “Our goal, with each grant approved by the Board of Directors,  is to ensure that the greatest possible impact for society will be achieved, placing special emphasis on helping those who are most in need. While every grant is important, I would like to mention one in particular in this cycle of grants, the initiative for the replacement of Linear Accelerators in public hospitals across Greece. Radiotherapy is one of the main pillars of oncology, and thanks to the latest technological advancements it is essential that complications for patients being treated for cancer are kept to a minimum. We hope that the replacement of seven Linear Accelerators in areas of high priority in public hospitals around the country will cover an urgent need in the oncology sector in Greece and will contribute to some extent to the relief of our fellow citizens fighting cancer. On behalf of the Foundation I would like to thank the Foundation's team and Dr. Panagiotis Koulouvaris for their significant contribution in planning this important grant.

Below is the list of grantee organizations and grants approved by the Foundation in July 2014:

 

ARTS AND CULTURE

Cultural and Art Center of Thrace, Alexandroupoli, Greece

The grant supports a museum study and its implementation for the creation of the Alexandroupoli Art Gallery

Thessaloniki Concert Hall Organization, Thessaloniki, Greece

The grant supports the creation of a Youth Orchestra and its operation for two years

The Frick Collection, New York, NY, USA

The grant supports an El Greco Conference in January 2015

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, USA

The grant supports the exhibit Assyria to Iberia at the Dawn of the Classical Age

St. Ann’s Warehouse, Brooklyn, NY, USA

The grant supports the accessibility elements of the construction of St. Ann’s Warehouse’s new home at the Tobacco Warehouse in DUMBO, Brooklyn.

Associazione Culturale Sala 1, Rome, Italy

The grant supports the project “Videozoom Greece”

Siena Art Institute, Siena, Italy

The grant supports the participation of two young Greek artists in a residency program in Tuscany

 

EDUCATION

Cultural and Intellectual History Society, Athens, Greece

The grant supports the online publication of the Society’s scientific journal 

Fulbright Foundation of Greece, Athens, Greece

The grant supports the funding of 14 scholarships over the following two years

Chatham House, London, UK

The grant supports the establishment of a permanently endowed Fellowship in the Chatham House Academy for Leadership in International Affairs named Academy Stavros Niarchos Foundation Fellowship at Chatham House

Madison Square Boys & Girls Club, New York, NY, USA

The grant supports the construction of a new clubhouse in northern Harlem as well as educational programming

New York Public Library, New York, NY, USA

The grant supports Out-of-School Learning Time initiatives, throughout the neighborhood branch libraries

Rocking the Boat, Bronx, NY, USA

The grant supports a collaboration with Stevens Institute of Technology to construct a replica of the Little Juliana

Year Up, Boston, MA, USA

The grant supports the growth and strengthening of Year Up’s Electronic and Mobile-Learning Initiative

Santa Pontificia y Real Hermandad Del Refugio Y Piedad de Madrid (Refuge Brotherhood), Madrid, Spain

The grant supports operational expenses for the Purísima Concepción School

 

HEALTH AND MEDICINE

Nationwide Radiotherapy Program, Greece (nationwide)

The grant supports the replacement of Linear Accelerators in public hospitals, and staff training

University Hospital of Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece

The grant supports the procurement of medical equipment for the Clinic of Dermatology and Venereal Diseases

FOCOS (Foundation of Orthopedics and Complex Spine), New York, NY, USA

The grant supports FOCOS’ 7th annual Gala celebrating Dr. Oheneba Boachie-Adjei as he transitions to the FOCOS hospital in Ghana

Light of Healing Hope Foundation, Washington, DC, USA

The grant supports the production and distribution of print and electronic versions of their new photobook

Michael’s Cause, Staten Island, NY, USA

The grant supports general operating expenses

Association Sparadrap, Paris, France

The grant supports the creation and distribution of medical information targeting children

Casamica Onlus, Milan, Italy

The grant supports the development of the “Casa dei Bambini” project

La Ligue Nationale contre le Cancer, Paris, France

The grant supports the upgrade of the “Espaces Ligue” offering free wellbeing services to cancer patients throughout France 

 

SOCIAL WELFARE

Praksis, Athens, Greece

The grant supports the operation of the Syn sto Plyn program for one year

Volunteer 4 Greece, Athens, Greece

The grant supports general operating expenses

Caritas Athens, Athens, Greece

The grant supports general operating expenses

Forest Protection Volunteer Team of Kefalonia, Argostoli, Kefalonia, Greece

The grant supports the purchase of specialized vehicle and equipment

Coram, London, UK

The grant supports the creation of a new Centre for Creative Therapy

FareShare, London, UK

The grant supports growth in food collection activities

Tomillo Foundation, Madrid, Spain

The grant supports preventive pilot project to support students in five disadvantaged areas in Madrid to make the transition from primary to secondary education.

 

GRANTS AGAINST THE GREEK CRISIS

Nationwide Radiotherapy Program

The grant supports the replacement of Linear Accelerators in public hospitals, and staff training

Praksis, Athens, Greece

The grant supports the operation of the Syn sto Plyn program for one year

Caritas Athens, Greece

The grant supports general operating expenses

  

RECHARGING THE YOUTH INITIATIVE

Thessaloniki Concert Hall Organisation, Thessaloniki, Greece

The grant supports the creation of a Youth Orchestra, and its operation for two years

Associazione Culturale Sala 1, Rome, Italy

The grant supports the project “Videozoom Greece”

Siena Art Institute, Siena, Italy

The grant supports the participation of two young Greek artists in a residency program in Tuscany