- Socially Aware Artistic Ensembles
For five years, the Greek National Opera (GNO)’s Educational & Social Activities, launched through a grant from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF), have offered a rich program of artistic and participatory learning activities for kids, teenagers, schools, adults, seniors, amateur and professional artists from Athens and across Greece, and people with sensory and motor disabilities.
- Bambini Senza Sbarre: Humanizing Connections between Children and Incarcerated Parents
Children with incarcerated parents should enjoy the same rights as other children. It’s a principle that drives Bambini Senza Sbarre’s work in Italy, and a principle that, thanks in part to their efforts, is now incorporated into policy guidelines across Europe.
- The Teams Helping Get Young New Yorkers through the Pandemic
“I cannot wait to get in the gym with my teammates and my coaches,” says Grace Sundback. It’s a particularly challenging time for young people in New York, with school schedules, social lives, and—particularly in underserved communities—support networks upended indefinitely.
- Thousands of Grants Around the World, One Purpose
From the Greek mountain village of Vamvakou to Zambia’s Copperbelt Province, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) has made grants for projects in more than 130 countries.
- A Warm Memory from the Reopening of the Lixouri Eldercare Home
It’s a warm and sunny day, early September 2018. Full of excitement and anticipation, Mrs. Rita, Mr. George, and all the others who live in the eldercare home in Lixouri have been preparing for this special, personal moment. Their home—the building and its facilities—has been completely renovated, and today the whole community is celebrating.
- The Energy of the Street Meets the Curiosity of the University in the SNF Public Humanities Initiative
“Why public humanities? Because they should be public, because the humanities should be available for everyone and not shut away, and not just for those who can pay,” says Mark Mazower, Director of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Public Humanities Initiative (SNFPHI) at Columbia University.
- The SNFCC Internship Program: An Opportunity for Young People to Grow while Contributing to a Landmark Cultural Institution
In a period of uncertainty and crisis for Greece, one of the most important things society can focus on is supporting young people and offering them opportunities for advancement.
- Their Ηeart’s in the Work and their Work’s in the Heart: Greek Fellows Contribute to the Zurich Heart Project
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States and Europe. For end-stage heart failure, the only curative method of treatment now available is heart transplant, but the significant mismatch between needs and suitable donors means that potential recipients often face a long, uncertain wait.
- Reviving two Greek Cultural Traditions: Hagiography and Byzantine Music
In October 2019, much to my delight, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) approved a grant to the Holy Metropolitan Church of Monemvasia and Sparta for the design and construction of a new building to house the Schools of Hagiography and Byzantine Music.