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In 2021, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Explore some of the key goals that have guided the Foundation’s global grantmaking on this special anniversary microsite and get all the latest at SNF.org.

By designating a significant part of his estate to establish the Foundation in 1996, Stavros S. Niarchos created an enduring means to enrich the lives of others worldwide. Over the past quarter-century, SNF has formed thousands of partnerships with nonprofits around the world, seeking to help create lasting positive impact for society in the areas of arts and culture, education, health and sports, and social welfare.

SNF funds organizations and projects whose work is collaborative, proceeds transparently under strong leadership and sound management, and aims to achieve transformational change and self-sustaining benefits that are shared widely. The Foundation also supports projects that facilitate the formation of public-private partnerships as an effective means for serving public welfare.

Since 1996, the Foundation has committed more than $3.1 billion through over 5,000 grants to nonprofit organizations in more than 135 countries around the world.