This new grant program complements the first “Initiative Against the Greek Crisis”, through which the Stavros Niarchos Foundation—between 2012 and 2015—allocated another €100 million, implementing more than 220 grants, which primarily supported the areas of Social Welfare and Health, but also Education and Culture, while simultaneously ensuring the sustainability of hundreds of Greek organizations, whose actions provide multiple benefits to the Greek society.
Grants in both phases of the initiative went to support a wide variety of organizations, but particular areas of focus included healthcare, food, and housing. In the area of healthcare, SNF grants went to strengthening radiotherapy capabilities in public hospitals, emergency response infrastructure, and access to care in remote parts of Greece. In food, SNF helped provide healthy meals to kids in public schools and nutrition education to families. And in housing, SNF supported day centers for the homeless in Athens and Thessaloniki and helped housing-insecure families avoid homelessness.