Stavros Niarchos Foundation awards $10.8 million for COVID-19 relief

Stavros Niarchos Foundation awards $10.8 million for COVID-19 relief

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation in Athens, Greece, has announced thirty-eight grants totaling $10.8 million in support of COVID-19 relief efforts.

Awarded through the foundation's $100 million global relief initiative, the grants will support efforts to address needs in the United States and globally. In the United States, grants were awarded for emergency relief, medical and mental health care, economic stability and recovery efforts, cultural programming, education, and youth mentoring through sports. Recipients include the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, Ronald McDonald House New York, Neighborhood Trust Financial Partners, Artists for Humanity, Playworks, and Row New York.

Grants also were awarded to meet emergency food and healthcare needs in Africa, the Middle East, and South and Central America, while a grant to UK-based United World Schools will support the delivery of remote education in Nepal, Myanmar, and Cambodia. Other grants were awarded in support of efforts to provide long-term stability to the homeless and unhoused across Europe, emergency relief for refugees in Greece, and to provide resources for children and those with long-term illnesses, including projects at Initiative for the Child and Pnoi Agapis.

"The range of these grants reflects the reality of this stage of the pandemic, as the health and socioeconomic crises compound one another in every area of life," said SNF co-president Andreas Dracopoulos. "SNF remains committed to helping address today's pressing needs while also contributing to building a foundation for recovery. We are immensely grateful to our grantee partners for their dedicated work under these difficult conditions."

(Photo credit: Ronald McDonald House New York)