The Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) Commemorates 25 Years of Grantmaking

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) Commemorates 25 Years of Grantmaking


This year marks a quarter-century since the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) began making grants to nonprofit organizations around the world, guided by an openness to the excellent ideas of people close to the issues, by collaboration with valued partners, and by a desire to create transformative change whose benefits multiply and are shared widely across society.

Over the course of its history, SNF has committed over $3.1 billion through more than 5,000 grants to nonprofit organizations in over 135 countries around the world. The Foundation’s mission is broad by design, and the core of SNF’s grantmaking is its online application, open 24/7 to any nonprofit interested in applying. This accessible approach, paired with a belief in the power of public-private partnership, has helped SNF reach widely and deeply across its program areas of Arts & Culture, Education, Health & Sports, and Social Welfare.

Vamvakou Revival, was established in August 2018 as a Social Cooperative Enterprise, through the founding support of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF). Since then, the two organizations share a common vision for the complete revitalization of Vamvakou, aiming to bring new life to the village by drawing on the history, human capital, and natural wealth of the region. The village is of special importance to the Vamvakou Revival team, but also to the people of SNF, as it is the ancestral homeland of SNF’s Founder, Stavros Niarchos.

Explore key goals in empowering humanity that have guided 25 years of partnerships and support.

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