Donor base: Greece
Application procedure: Online Application
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation
Annual number of calls: Open all year

Financial details

Donor size: Large - more than $5,000,000
Funding instruments: Grants
Annual funding volume: More than $20,000,000
Funding ratio: up to 100%


  • Agriculture & Rural Development
  • Arts & Culture
  • Children & Youth
  • Covid-19
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Food Security
  • Health
  • Humanitarian Aid
  • Other
  • Social Inclusion
  • Women & Gender

Project Locations

  1. Africa

      Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

  2. America

      Brazil, Chile, Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Peru, Uruguay

  3. Asia

      Afghanistan, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Korea, Laos, Lebanon, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, Vietnam

  4. Europe

      Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Kosovo, Lithuania, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Ukraine

  5. Pacific

      Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu


1) About

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) aims at funding organizations and projects that are expected to achieve a broad, lasting and positive impact for society at large, focusing on vulnerable groups such as children and the elderly, and also exhibit strong leadership and sound management. The Foundation also seeks actively to support projects that facilitate the formation of public-private partnerships as an effective means for serving public welfare. Their four funding areas are (1) arts and culture; (2) education; (3) health and sports; and (4) social welfare. They also have emergency grants in response to the Greek crisis.

2) Thematic Interest

  • Arts and culture
  • Education
  • Health and sports
  • Social welfare

3) Focus Countries

The Foundation does not have focus countries but supports projects worldwide in Europe, South America, Asia, Africa and the Pacific.

4) Application Procedure

Average grant size is around $500,000 and they give out app. 150-200 grants per year. 23% of their funding goes to education, followed by arts and culture (33%), social welfare (13%) and health (31%). An online request can be submitted anytime throughout the year via their website (in English or Greek). Applications are evaluated by the Programs Department and all inquiries receive a written response.

5) Contact

Stavros Niarchos Foundation
86A Vasilissis Sofias Ave.
11528 Athens

E: info(a)snf.org

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