12 MAY 2015 / The SNF announces its New Cycle of Grants

The Board of Directors of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation approved 67 new grants, totaling €11.3 million, during its April 2015 bi-annual meeting. The new grants cover the Foundation’s four main programmatic areas (Arts & Culture, Education, Health & Sports and Social Welfare) and provide support to international and Greek non-profit organizations.

In the area of Arts and Culture—through 17 grants—the Foundation is supporting creative initiatives in Greece and abroad, which focus on accessibility and education and promote Greek culture. In the area of Education, the Foundation, through 15 new grants, supports the implementation of research and educational initiatives, and is providing infrastructure-related funding to a number of organizations and institutions in Greece and internationally. In the area of Health and Sports, the 18 new grants support the upgrade of hospital units, help address critical healthcare issues worldwide and promote the significance of sports in achieving a healthier lifestyle. Finally, in the area of Social Welfare, the Foundation—through 17 new grants—supports organizations and initiatives which focus on caring for the most vulnerable population groups worldwide.  

Andreas Dracopoulos, co-president of the Board of Directors of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, stated: “This latest cycle of grants continues, complements and reinforces our philosophy to help and support, to the extent possible, people and communities most in need, both in Greece and around the world. The continuing socioeconomic challenges strengthen our resolve to act decisively by supporting organizations whose work and actions have the potential to significantly contribute to building a better tomorrow for all.”

In addition to its regular grant-making activities, the Foundation continues its €100,000,000 ($130,000,000) Recharging the Youth initiative, and has implemented a number of grants to help create new opportunities for Greece’s younger generations that are severely impacted by the country’s high unemployment rate. The Foundation recognizes that changing the current landscape cannot be attained through the commitment of funds only, however significant they may be. The creation of new opportunities requires innovation and the collaboration and convergence of different sectors including public, private, and philanthropy.

Below is the list of all the organizations that were awarded grants during the Foundation’s recent Board of Directors meeting:  

 

ARTS & CULTURE

Artists for Humanity, Inc., Boston, USA
The grant supports the 3D Design Studio.

ArtPlace America LLC, Brooklyn, USA
The grant supports their national creative placemaking activities.

Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece
The grant supports a feasibility study for the creation and operation of an artist residency at the Patrick Leigh Fermor House.

Centre Culturel Hellénique, Paris, France
The grant supports the documentary film on the island of Samothrace entitled “Samothrace, l'île de la Victoire Ailée".

CHWB Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
The grant supports the ‘Crafting Access – Capacity building for heritage and craft-based inclusion across the Southeast Europe, including museum professionals in Greece.

Creative Group Schooligans, Athens, Greece
The grant supports the organization of the 11th Schoolwave Festival.

Creative Time, Inc., New York, USA
The grant supports general operating expenses. 

Diazoma, Athens, Greece
The grant supports the restoration studies of the Nikopolis Roman Theatre 

European Cultural Foundation, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
The grant supports the Tandem Europe project connecting cultural change-makers across Europe.

Krazy Kat Theatre Company, Brighton, United Kingdom
The grant supports a UK touring theatre project aiming to create new age-appropriate deaf inspired sign language theatre productions.

MuCEM - Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilizations, Marseille, France
The grant supports the temporary exhibition “Divine migrations”.

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, USA
The grant supports the Daily Life in Ancient Greece gallery which will interpret the art, architecture, and culture of Greece in the 6th and 5th centuries BC.

New Stage, Athens, Greece
The grant supports general operating expenses.  

Public Art Fund, New York, USA
The grant supports the Public Art Fund's site-specific exhibition by the Danish artist Jeppe Hein that will be on view in Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York, USA
The grant supports the Guggenheim Museum's Learning Through Art education program in East Harlem and Washington Heights. 

The Morgan Library & Museum, New York, USA
The grant supports the Lucas Samaras: Pastels exhibit.

Unicorn Theatre, London, United Kingdom
The grant supports the creation, development and touring of three plays taking their inspiration from the Greek mythology.

  

EDUCATION

6th Vocational High School of Larissa Larissa, Greece
The grant supports the purchase of technological equipment and robotics kits.

7th High School of Trikala, Trikala, Greece
The grant supports the purchase of robotics kits and technological equipment.

Agricultural University of Athens - Botanic Museum, Athens, Greece
The grant supports the educational and scientific work of the Botanical Museum of the Laboratory of Systemic Botany.

Artos Zois Foundation, Athens, Greece
The grant supports the establishment of a state-of-the-art library in the field of Biblical Studies in Greece. 

Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn, USA
The grant supports the BCAP Summer Camp and Today's Teens/Tomorrow's Techies.

Crete University Press (CUP), Iraklio, Greece
The grant supports the creation and 3-year support of a Center for Open Online Courses.

Departement Altertumswissenschaften, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
For the update and enhancement of the LIMC database over 2 years.

Ethnikos Kyrix / National Herald Foundation, Long Island City, USA
The grant supports The National Herald's 100th anniversary gala.

Foundation Center, New York, USA
The grant supports general operating expenses over 3 years.

Hellenic Network for Corporate Social Responsibility, Athens, Greece
The grant partially supports the first pilot co-operative project in Greece launched by McCain Hellas in collaboration with the HNCSR.

IBM International Foundation, New York, USA
The grant supports the Watson Teacher Advisor.

Interdisciplinary Network for Special and Intercultural Education INCLUDE, Thessaloniki, Greece
The grant supports the purchase of technological and educational equipment.

New York Hall of Science, New York, USA
The grant supports The Science Career Ladder program.

Reload Greece Foundation, London, United Kingdom
The grant supports the first year of the Reload Greece Foundation’s expanded activities.

World Vision Schweiz, Dübendorf, Switzerland
The grant supports the E-Learning Project “fun2learn” - the Education Transformation in Zambia.

  

HEALTH & SPORTS

Advanced Trauma Life Support, Athens, Greece
The grant supports the ATLS program for Greek medical students.

Alzheimer's Disease International, London, United Kingdom
The grant supports ADI's "train the trainer" program in Greece.

Alzheimer's Research UK, Cambridge, United Kingdom
The grant supports the creation of a microsite designed for children to understand dementia.

Art dans la Cité, Paris, France
The grant supports a new interactive digital art project for hospitalized children in France and the USA.

BOOM!Health, Bronx, USA
The grant supports the new Wellness Center.

British Heart Foundation, London, United Kingdom
The grant supports the national initiative to create a “Nation of Lifesavers”.

Child Mind Institute, New York, USA
The grant supports the "Healthy Brain Network" mobile research vehicle. 

General Hospital of Athens "Ippokratio", Athens, Greece
The grant supports the purchase of ultrasound equipment for the cardiology clinic.

General Hospital of Larissa "Koutlibanio - Triantafilio", Larissa, Greece
The grant supports the purchase of equipment for the Dental Clinic of the Hospital 

General Hospital of Trikala Cardiological Clinic, Trikala, Greece
The grant supports the purchase of ancillary equipment for the recently installed coronary angiography equipment.

“George Papanikolaou" General Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece
The grant supports the relocation/renovation of the coronary care unit.

Hellenic Olympic Committee, Athens, Greece
The grant supports the implementation of an educational-athletic program for elementary schools.

Peconic Bay Medical Center, Riverhead, USA
The grant supports the establishment of the Vascular Program.

“Saint Parthenios" Association of People with Cancer of Veria-Imathia, Veria, Greece
The grant supports general operating expenses. 

The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA
The grant supports the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Fellowship in Pediatric Palliative Care for physicians at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center and Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics.

Una Mano alla Vita onlus, Milan, Italy
The grant supports the provision of palliative care services at home and in hospices in Milan.

University of Athens, Histology-Embryology Laboratory, Athens, Greece
The grant supports the purchase of medical microscopes.

University of Patras, Spinal Cord Injuries Unit, Patra, Greece
The grant supports the purchase of medical equipment.

  

SOCIAL WELFARE

Branch of AMEA at Rethimno, Rethimno, Greece
The grant supports the salaries of two nurses and one social worker.

Caritas Syros, Hermoupoli, Greece
The grant supports medical expenses and basic living costs for severely underprivileged people living on the island of Syros.

Diogenis NGO, Athens, Greece
The grant supports the purchase of a van and a mobile soccer field, as well as the participation of the Soccer Team in the 2015 Homeless World Cup.

European Association of Service Providers for Persons with Disabilities (EASPD), Brussels, Belgium
The grant supports the Disability Leaders of Tomorrow Network program.

FDNY Foundation, New York, USA
The grant supports the 150th Anniversary of the Fire Department of New York.

Fondation d'Auteuil, Paris, France
The grant supports the expansion of a national prevention program for families in great need.

Food Bank for New York City, New York, USA
The grant supports further development of the Technology Initiative.

General Charitable Fund of the Holy Metropolitan Church of Drama, Drama, Greece
The grant supports equipment for the new building of the soup kitchen of the Holy Metropolitan Church. 

Human People, Athens, Greece
The grant supports the employment of two persons to build capacity in the organization, over a period of 2 years.

La Maison du Bonheur, Nice, France
The grants supports the equipment of a relief holiday center for families affected by illness or disability.

Municipality of Karpenissi, Karpenissi, Greece
The grant supports the purchase of an 18 seat vehicle.

Parcours d' Exil, Paris, France
The grant supports the organization’s art therapy and cultural activities program. 

PlaNet Finance France, Paris, France
The grant supports the expansion and enhancement of the ‘Entreprendre en Banlieu’ program.

Social Welfare Center of the Region of Thessaly, Giannouli, Greece
The grant supports renovation work.

The Battery Conservancy, New York, USA
The grant supports various sustainable gardening and outreach initiatives.

The Fortune Society, Long Island City, USA
The grant supports the Employment Services division and a Transportation Training pilot project.

The Movement for Non-Mobile Children - Whizz-Kidz, London, United Kingdom
The grant supports the redesigned Wheelchair Skills Training Courses over 2 years.