26 MARCH 2020 / Standing by our Grantees Affected by the Pandemic

We believe it is critical that the work of our grantee organization continues, in spite of and because of the challenges we now collectively face. We are here to work closely with them to help meet their needs—and, by extension, the needs of society at large.

Read below SNF’s letter to our grantees on working together through the pandemic.

To our valued partners,

We are living in unprecedented times. COVID-19’s rapid spread is impacting every part of the globe, forcing us to adapt the ways we live and work, hopefully for the short term.

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation’s grant-making work continues, despite these difficult circumstances, and we remain as committed as ever to carrying out the Foundation’s mission. We are fully aware that the pandemic is already generating far-reaching and complex challenges for SNF’s international community of grantees and collaborators.

We value your partnership and would like to hear about how you are navigating this tumultuous period. In the coming weeks, we welcome you to contact your SNF program officer to share how COVID-19 is impacting your organization’s work in general and projects supported by SNF grants in particular. We understand that certain grant adjustments will be needed in response to the evolving situation. We are here to work closely with you during this period to ensure that the needs of your organization, and, most importantly, of society at large are best served.

We greatly appreciate and respect your efforts to persevere under such adverse and extraordinary circumstances. Please do not hesitate to be in touch and to reach out with any questions you may have.

With gratitude,
Stelios Vasilakis,

Chief Programs & Strategic Initiatives Officer