Stavros Niarchos Foundation Awards €16m in Grants

Stavros Niarchos FoundationOn April 29, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) presented its new round of grants in the areas of arts and culture, education, health and medicine, and social welfare.

The SNF board approved 67 new grants, totalling approximately 16 million euros in support of programs and initiatives by Greek and international non-profit organizations, and come in addition to both its three-year, 100-million-euro initiative to support Greek society during the economic crisis, as well as its more recent initiative, also of 100 million euros, which aims to tackle the high levels of youth unemployment in Greece.

Between October 2013 and April 2014, the SNF has supported new programs worth more than 18.7 million euros.

More specifically, through 25 grants of more than 5.5 million euros, the SNF has supported training programs for young artists in several countries, as well as initiatives aimed to the international promotion of Greek culture and the support of contemporary Greek artists.

It also awarded worth more than 5.8 million euros in 36 new grants for educational programs, scholarship schemes and vocational training programs to improve accessibility to knowledge. Particular emphasis was also placed on programs striving to cultivate critical thought and promoting civic engagement.

The Foundation invested more than 2.5 million euros in eight new grants in the area of health and medicine, supporting among other things innovative healthcare models and enhancement of knowledge and research, as well as improving hospital units and contributing to the fight against global health problems such as HIV/AIDS.

Thirty new social welfare programs received more than 4.8 million euros, with two fundamental aims: creating new employment opportunities for the new generation, and supporting the most vulnerable social groups worldwide to have been most severely affected by the consequences of the economic crisis.

Co-president of the SNF board, Andreas Dracopoulos, said: “Despite the fact that we are living in one of the most advanced and prosperous times in history, humanity is facing a series of critical socioeconomic challenges. We are fully aware of the fact that we cannot tackle such numerous and complex issues on our own. Our aim, with each cycle of grants we approve, is to attempt to ensure that we will achieve the greatest possible impact, but also that the grants will help all those in most need of support.

The list of grantee organizations and grants approved by the SNF from October 2013 till April 2014 is as follows:

ARTS AND CULTURE

• American Federation of Arts, New York, NY, USA
• Antikenmuseum Basel, Basel, Switzerland
• Artesens, Aix-en-Provence, France
• Athens School of Fine Arts, Athens, Greece
• Centre for Fine Arts (BOZAR), Belgium, Brussels
• Contemporary Greek Art Institute, Athens, Greece
• Creative Group Schooligans, Athens, Greece
• Ecole Française d’Athènes, Athens, Greece
• Federation of Hellenic Societies of Greater New York, Inc., Astoria, NY, USA
• Force Film Foundation New York, NY, USA
• Greek American Educational Public Information System, Inc., Astoria, NY, USA
• Greek National Opera, Athens, Greece
• KOLEKTIV8 Non Profit Organization,
• Lincoln Center Theater, New York, NY, USA
• Musée du Louvre, Paris, France
• Museum of the Moving Image, Astoria, NY, USA
• Musical and Educational Organization of Greece, Athens, Greece
• National Museum of Contemporary Art , Athens, Greece
• New York Philharmonic, New York, NY, USA
• Syros International Film Festival, Syros, Greece
• Thessaloniki Olympic Museum, Thessaloniki, Greece
• Thetis, Chios, Greece
• The Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK

EDUCATION

• Academia Engelberg Foundation, Engelberg, Switzerland
• American Educational Foundation Washington, DC, USA
• American College of Greece, Athens, Greece
• American Hellenic Institute Inc, Washington, DC, USA
• Association Ashoka France, Paris, France
• Bibliothèque Louis-Nucéra, Nice, France
• Camara UK, London, UK
• Committee for Hispanic Children and Families, Inc., New York, NY, USA
• Diakonie Austria, Vienna, Austria
• Endeavor Greece, Athens, Greece
• 1st Experimental Elementary School of University of Athens (Maraslio), Athens, Greece
• French Institute of Greece, Athens, Greece
• Future Library, Veria, Greece
• Green City Force Brooklyn, NY, USA
• Greenpeace Greece, Athens, Greece
• Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy, Athens, Greece
• Hellenic Ornithological Society, Athens, Greece
• Hostos Community College of CUNY Bronx, NY, USA
• Imvros & Tenedos Studies Association,Thessaloniki, Greece
• Industrial and Business Education and Training Institute, Athens, Greece
• Kindergarten of Ampelakia, Salamina, Greece
• Koc University, Istanbul, Turkey
• Liberty Science Center, Jersey City, NJ, USA
• Model Pilot Middle School of Evangelical School of Smyrni, Athens, Greece
• Mom (Hellenic Society for the Study and Protection of the Monk Seal) Athens, Greece
• National Hellenic Society, Washington, DC, USA
• National Library of Greece, Athens, Greece
• New York University, New York, NY, USA
• Organization Earth, Ilion, Greece
• Playing, Athens, Greece
• Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding, New York, NY, USA
• The Johns Hopkins University, Washington, DC, USA
• The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ,Chapel Hill, NC, USA
• The US Charitable Trust, London, UK
• Washington Oxi Day Foundation, Washington, DC, USA
• Wikimedia Foundation, San Francisco, CA, USA
• ZupdeCo, Paris, France

HEALTH AND MEDICINE

• ACRIA (AIDS Community Research Initiative of America), New York, NY, USA
• Andreas Syggros Hospital for Cutaneous & Venereal Diseases, Athens, Greece
• Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, NY, USA
• Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY, USA
• Jenny Karezi Foundation, Athens, Greece
• Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY, USA
• SUNY College of Optometry, New York, NY, USA
• University General Hospital of Thessaloniki A.H.E.P.A., Thessaloniki, Greece

SOCIAL WELFARE

• Action for Children, London, UK
• Amymoni, Athens, Greece
• Augustana Care, Eagle, CO, USA
• Bottomless Closet, New York, NY, USA
• Broadway Housing Communities, New York, NY, USA
• CDP Europe, Berlin, Germany
• Charitable Institutions of Lixouri, Lixouri, Greece
• Children & Future, Monaco, Monaco
• Children & Future, Monaco, Monaco
• City Harvest, New York, NY, USA
• Disaster Accountability Project, Rockville, MD, USA
• Doctors Without Borders USA, New York, NY, USA
• FEANTSA, Brussels, Belgium
• Fédération Européenne des Banques Alimentaires, Bourg-la-Reine, France
• Friends of the Child, Athens, Greece
• Fundacion Exit, Barcelona, Spain
• Fundación ONCE, Madrid, Spain
• Hellenic Society for the Protection and Rehabilitation of Disabled Children (ELEPAP), Athens, Greece
• Holy Church of Saint George of Nikaia, Nikaia, Greece
• Impact Hub Association, Vienna, Austria
• Kosmeteio Foundation – “House of Constantinopolitans”, Iraklio, Greece
• Les Chats de Stella, Vence, France
• Municipality of Athens, Athens, Greece
• New York City Police Foundation, New York, NY, USA
• Oxfam GB, Oxford, UK
• Parish Church of St. Andreas in Patisia, Athens, Greece
• Save the Children USA, Westport, CT, USA
• Siel Bleu, Strasbourg, France
• Sport sans Frontières, Paris, France
• The INSP Foundation, Glasgow, UK

GRANTS TO AID THE GREEK CRISIS

• Amymoni, Athens, Greece
• Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy, Athens, Greece
• Hellenic Ornithological Society, Athens, Greece
• Hellenic Society for Disabled Children (ELEPAP), Athens, Greece
• Friends of the Child, Athens, Greece
• Jenny Karezi Foundation, Athens, Greece
• Kosmeteio Foundation – “House of Constantinopolitans”, Iraklio, Greece
• Parish Church of St. Andreas in Patisia, Athens, Greece
• Thessaloniki Olympic Museum, Thessaloniki, Greece

RECHARGING THE YOUTH INITIATIVE

• Endeavor Greece, Athens, Greece
• French Institute of Greece, Athens, Greece
• Industrial and Business Education and Training Institute, Athens, Greece
• American College of Greece, Athens, Greece
• The Johns Hopkins University, Washington DC, ΗΠΑ
• The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, ΗΠΑ

 


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