Stavros Niarchos Foundation Announces $7.3 Million in Grants

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation has announced grants totaling more than $7.3 million (�5.6 million) to eleven organizations working to address the consequences of the prolonged socioeconomic crisis in Greece.

The grants boost to $74 million (�57.9 million) the amount awarded by the foundation through a three-year, $100 million initiative to address mounting social needs in the economically stressed country. Grant recipients include the Agios Charalambos Home for Elderly, the Benaki Museum, Cerebral Palsy Greece, Doctors of the World Greece, the Friends of Argo, the Hellenic Sports Club for Physically Disabled People (PASKA), and Johns Hopkins University.

The foundation also awarded grants to a number of organizations working to help the visually impaired. Recipients of those grants include the Center for Education and Rehabilitation for the Blind, the Panhellenic Association of the Blind, and Lighthouse for the Blind of Greece. Other grant recipients include the Rehabilitation Center for Disabled Children of Voula, the University Hospital of Ioannina, and Zanneio.

For a complete list of organizations receiving support through the foundation's $100 million "crisis" initiative, visit the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Web site.