Τhe SNF announces its new cycle of grants
20 October 2014

The Board of Directors of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, as part of the Foundation’s latest cycle of grants, have approved 88 new grants, totaling $ 35.13 million (€26.8 million), in support of non-profit organizations and programs, whose activities are expected to have a positive and lasting impact, both in Greece and internationally.

The 88 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 our fellow citizens in need and also have the potential to bring about tangible changes and contribute to the long-term development of communities and their members. Many of these new grants are part of the Foundation’s three year €100 million initiative against the crisis in Greece, which has been completed, as well as part of the additional €100 million initiative aimed at addressing the high rate of youth unemployment and creating new opportunities for the country’s younger generations. 

Andreas Dracopoulos, President of The Board of Directors of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, stated: “Through this new cycle of grants, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation bolsters its efforts in support of our fellow citizens who are trying to cope with today’s challenges, while at the same time supports the new generation, whose achievements will lead us all to a better tomorrow. We hope that these new grants, targeted yet multifaceted, will contribute, to the extent that they can, to the next secure and optimistic step.”

The 88 news grants which were approved pertain to the Foundation’s four basic program areas: Arts and Culture, Education, Health and Sports, and Social Welfare. 

Specifically:

•Arts and Culture

Taking into account that Arts and Culture can play a critical role in the social and economic prosperity of the entire country, as well as of the local community, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation approved 20 new grants in this area, totaling $8.9 million (€6.73 million), aimed at making arts easily accessible to the general public, promoting Greek art aboard, supporting creative collaborations between talented Greek and international artists, and disseminating Greek culture on a national and international level. 

•Education

Taking into account the unique property of Education to build strong foundations for personal and social development, the Foundation approved 29 new grants in this area, totaling approximately $6.03 million (€4.58 million), to support the implementation of research and educational programs, establish scholarships, and provide educational institutions, both in Greece and internationally, with the necessary infrastructure.  

•Health and Sports

Through the 16 new grants approved in the area of Health and Sports, totaling $13.32 million (€10.23 million), the Foundation’s main purpose is to help improve the health of citizens in need and, at the same time, offer the public with open access to comprehensive healthcare services. In addition, these new grants will support young athletes and help promote a healthier way of life, promoting sports to children living in remote areas.   

•Social Welfare

With 23 new grants in the area of Social Welfare, totaling $6.92 million (€5.25 million), the Foundation supports organizations working to combat poverty, support vulnerable social groups as well as promote capacity building.

Below is the full list of organizations awarded grants during the Foundation’s latest cycle of grant making activity:  

 

Arts & Culture:

ASSOCIATION OF FRIENDS - MUSEUM OF GREEK FOLK MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS F. ANOGIANAKIS – CENTRE OF ETHNOMUSICOLOGY| Athens, Greece
The grant supports the Museum’s traveling exhibit on folk instruments

ATHENS STATE ORCHESTRA| Athens, Greece & THESSALONIKI STATE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA | Thessaloniki, Greece
The grant supports music workshops for children and educational programs, run collaboratively by both orchestras

B & M THEOCHARAKIS FOUNDATION FOR THE FINE ARTS AND MUSIC| Athens, Greece
The grant supports the organization of an exhibition on Theophil Hansen celebrating 200 years from his birth

BENAKI MUSEUM| Athens, Greece
The grant supports general operating expenses and provides free access to the Museum’s four buildings, one day a week

CONGRÉGATION DES CISTERCIENS DE L'IMMACULÉE CONCEPTION| Saint Honorat, France
The grant supports the restoration of the Chapel Saint-Sauveur 

ECOLE NATIONALE SUPÉRIEURE DES BEAUX-ARTS | Paris, France
The grant supports the creation of a new multimedia space and a Greek-French educational project

HELLENIC AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE| New York, NY, USA
The grant supports the NYC Greek Film Festival in Atlanta and Boston

HELLENIC INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTURE | Athens, Greece
The grant supports the 8th Biennale for Young Greek Architects 

INTERNATIONAL CENTER OF PHOTOGRAPHY | New York, NY, USA
The grant supports the photography exhibit Sebastiao Salgado: Genesis

LEMNOS IN ACTION| Lemnos, Greece
The grant supports the organization of the Junior Lemnos Festival 2014

LONDON ACADEMY OF MUSIC AND DRAMATIC ART - LAMDA| London, UK
The grant supports the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Scholarship for Greek students

LOWER EAST SIDE TENEMENT MUSEUM | New York, NY, USA
The grant supports the development of the Victoria Confino exhibit's interactive programs

MANCHESTER INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL | Manchester, UK
The grant supports a learning program, an access initiative and the International Philanthropic Network

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN HISTORY, SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION| Washington, DC, USA
The grant supports the exhibition Many Voices, One Nation

NATIONAL THEATRE | London, UK
The grant supports the National Theatre Digital Schools Channel

THE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY| Baltimore, MD, USA
The grant supports the renovation of the Parkway Theater in Baltimore

TRÄGERVEREIN LUZERNER SINFONIEORCHESTER LSO| Luzern, Switzerland
The grant supports the development of the educational program Horizonte/Horizons

UNIVERSITÉ DE FRIBOURG | Fribourg, Switzerland
The grant supports the Fragmentarium, a scholarly online network for medieval manuscript fragments

VERY SPECIAL ARTS HELLAS | Athens, Greece
The grant supports the organization's art programs for people with special needs 

 

Education:

7th LABORATORY CENTRE OF PIRAEUS| Perama, Greece
The grant supports the purchase of equipment in order to upgrade the Center’s laboratories

CENTER FOR STRATEGIC AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES| Washington, DC, USA
The grant supports The Schieffer Series

CHARLES H. REVSON FOUNDATION | New York, NY, USA
The grant supports the annual NYC Neighborhood Library Awards

CHATHAM HOUSE| London, UK
The grant supports the research and analysis of perceptions of the US in the Middle East and the former Soviet Republics, and the US Election 2016 note series

CONCERN WORLDWIDE UK| London, UK
The grant supports a pilot program using video technology to improve teaching practices and learning outcomes in Niger

CONTEMPORARY SOCIAL HISTORY ARCHIVES| Athens, Greece
The grant supports the upgrade of the organization's technological infrastructure

DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE & PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION (NKUA)| Athens, Greece
The grant supports the continuation of an inter-departmental Master's course on the history of philanthropy, the effective management of NGOs and the operation of grant-making Foundations

EDUCATION FOR EMPLOYMENT| New York, NY, USA
The grant supports training programs for youth in Africa and the M.East

ETH ZURICH FOUNDATION| Zurich, Switzerland
The grant supports the continuation of the SNF-ETH Excellence Scholarships Program to Greek students

GREEK CONSULATE GENERAL | New York, NY, USA
The grant supports the development of a strategic 10-year plan to improve the competitiveness of Greek tourism and a targeted communications campaign in North America

HANDICRAFT-INDUSTRIAL EDUCATIONAL MUSEUM | Lavrio, Greece
The grants supports the educational program The port and the human life 

HELLENIC FOUNDATION FOR EUROPEAN AND FOREIGN POLICY | Athens, Greece
The grant supports general operating expenses of the Observatory for the Crisis

IMPACT HUB ATHENS | Athens, Greece
The grant supports the Impact Hub Academy

JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT GREECE| Athens, Greece
The grant supports the implementation of the entrepreneurial educational program Company Program in public schools throughout Greece

MANPOWER EMPLOYMENT ORGANIZATION | Athens, Greece
The grant supports apprenticeship curriculum development in the area of Agriculture   

ORANGE GROVE| Athens, Greece
The grant supports general operating expenses

PARENTS & GUARDIANS ASSOCIATION OF THE 2nd ELEMENTARY SCHOOL & OF THE 2nd & 3rd KINDERGARTEN OF VOUTES| Iraklio, Greece
The grant supports renovation works

PEN AMERICAN CENTER | New York, NY, USA
The grant supports programs for underserved groups

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY | Princeton, NJ, USA
The grant supports the Paul Sarbanes '54 Fund for Hellenism and Public Service

PYRNA | Athens, Greece
The grant supports the Books on Wheels educational program

RAMAPO FOR CHILDREN | New York, NY, USA
The grant supports their program evaluation

SALZBURG GLOBAL SEMINAR | Washington, DC, USA
The grant supports the participation of cultural entrepreneurs from Attica in the Salzburg Global Forum for Cultural Innovators and an internship scheme

SIVITANIDIOS PUBLIC SCHOOL OF TRADES & VOCATIONS | Athens, Greece
The grant supports the purchase of IT equipment for the School’s 12 laboratories 

TÄLLBERG FOUNDATION | Stockholm, Sweden
The grant supports seminars/workshops and a Leadership Prize for Principled Pragmatism

THE DALTON SCHOOL | New York, NY, USA
The grant supports their diversity initiative

THE ROYAL PARKS FOUNDATION | London, UK
The grant supports the education and community program Horizon

VOLOS NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM | Volos, Greece
The grant supports the educational program the evolution of living species in Magnesia

WASHINGTON OXI DAY FOUNDATION | Washington, DC, USA
The grant supports the fourth annual Washington Oxi Day Foundation celebration

 

Health & Sports:

REGENERATION & PROGRESS| Athens, Greece
The grant supports summer sports camps for children on remote Greek islands, public sports events at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center and a study for the establishment of a center that will provide scientific support for athletes, with a special focus on children and adolescents

ASSOCIATION PALLIA AIDE| Nice, France
The grant supports artistic activities and the creation of a therapeutic garden for patients in the Palliative Care Unit of the Hospital l’Archet in Nice

BORN FREE| New York, NY, USA
The grant supports efforts to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV in Kenya and Tanzania

CENTER FOR STUDY OF HEALTH SERVICES (NATIONAL AND KAPODISTRIAN UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS MEDICAL SCHOOL)| Athens, Greece
The grant supports the Health Allies program

CENTER TO ADVANCE PALLIATIVE CARE (CAPC)| New York, NY, USA
The grant supports the launch of CAPC's membership model and online education initiative

CHILDREN'S SOCCER TRAINING| Athens, Greece
The grant supports general operating expenses

CLIC SARGENT| London, UK
The grant supports the development of the Specialist Nursing outreach program for children with cancer

DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS USA| New York, NY, USA
The grant supports emergency relief efforts for the Ebola outbreak and the flooded refugee camps in Ethiopia

GENERAL HOSPITAL OF ATHENS "ALEXANDRA" | Athens, Greece
The grant supports the renovation of the Breast department of the 1st Maternity and Gynecological clinic, and the Emergency, Outpatient and Day clinic departments

GENERAL HOSPITAL OF PIRAEUS "TZANEIO" | Piraeus, Greece
The grant supports the purchase of an ultrasound machine

GREAT ORMOND STREET HOSPITAL CHARITY | London, UK
The grant supports the creation of a Play service for hospitalized children

MEDICAL LIBRARY OF UNIVERSITY GENERAL HOSPITAL OF THESSALONIKI “AHEPA” | Thessaloniki, Greece
The grant supports the purchase of IT equipment for the medical library

NEW YORK ROAD RUNNERS | New York, NY, USA
The grant supports the 2014 TCS New York City Marathon Team for Kids

NEW YORK ROAD RUNNERS | New York, NY, USA
The grant supports the Youth Running Series

PNOE – FRIENDS OF CHILDREN IN INTENSIVE CARE| Athens, Greece
The grant supports general operating expenses

RETHYMNO ASSIST| Rethymno, Greece
The grant supports their sports and community service program

 

Social Welfare:

ANNOUSAKEIO HOSPITAL FOR CHRONIC DISEASES - REHABILITATION CENTER "AGIOS SPYRIDON"| Chania, Greece
The grant supports renovation works at the physiotherapy department including the construction of a hydrotherapy rehabilitation pool and the purchase of physiotherapy equipment 

ASSOCIATION DES PARALYSÉS DE FRANCE| Paris, France
The grant supports integration of people with motor disabilities in the mainstream workplace

CENTRE FOR SPECIAL CHILDREN - SAINT SPYRIDON| Iraklio, Greece
The grant supports the purchase of a bus for the transfer of children from and to the center

CEREBRAL PALSY GREECE| Athens, Greece
The grant supports part of the general operating expenses for the "Open Door" Short Stay hostel

CHARITABLE SISTERHOOD IN VERIA| Veria, Greece
The grant supports the poverty assistance program

CHIANG MAI HOME FOR BOYS| Chiang Mai, Thailand
The grant supports various programs and the purchase of computer equipment

CHILDREN AND FUTURE| Monaco

The grant supports the No Finish Line 2014

COALITION FOR THE HOMELESS| New York, NY, USA
The grant supports Camp Homeward Bound's Culinary Program

COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS| New York, NY, USA
The grant supports the Greg Jackson Center for Brownsville, a community hub

DESMOS | Athens, Greece
The grant supports general operating expenses and the “Volunteerism in Schools” program

ECUMENICAL FEDERATION OF CONSTANTINOPOLITANS| Athens, Greece
The grant supports their poverty alleviation program

FÉDÉRATION NATIONALE POUR LA PROMOTION, PRÉVENTION DE LA SANTÉ PSYCHIQUE| Nantes, France
The grant supports the creation of “Les Pâtes au Beurre” in other French cities

FRIENDS ASSOCIATION OF PEOPLE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS OF MESSINIA| Kalamata, Greece
The grant supports general operating expenses

FUNDACION LEALTAD| Madrid, Spain
The grant supports the evaluation and capacity building of organizations affected by the crisis

GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH OF THE HAMPTONS KIMISIS TIS THEOTOKOU| Southampton, NY, USA
The grant supports the 4th Annual Blue Dream Gala

KIDS COMPANY| London, UK
The grant supports the expansion of the Flourish Program targeting vulnerable children

L'ACADÉMIE DES RUCHES| Paris, France
The grant supports the creation of La Ruche in Bordeaux

MAHACHULALONGKORNRAJAVIDYALAYA UNIVERSITY| Chiang Mai, Thailand
The grant supports volunteer training and various building projects at the University and surrounding areas

POPULATION AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION| Chiang Rai, Thailand
The grant supports medical services, water and sanitation projects, and supplies for the Hill Tribe populations

PROLEPSIS - INSTITUTE OF PREVENTIVE MEDICINE ENVIRONMENTAL AND OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH| Athens, Greece
The grant supports the continuation of the Food Aid & Promotion of Healthy Nutrition Program for the school year 2014 - 2015

SOCIAL CO-OPERATIVE ALLEGROMODERATO| Milan, Italy
The grant supports music therapy courses for people with disabilities and purchase of equipment

SOS CHILDREN’S VILLAGES GREECE| Athens, Greece
The grant supports seven Child and Family Support Centers across Greece

THE HELLENIC INITIATIVE| New York, NY, USA
The grant supports the 2nd Annual Banquet