Stavros Niarchos Foundation Awards Grants Totaling $80 Million

Friday, April 19, 2019

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Awards Grants Totaling $80 Million

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation in Athens, Greece, has announced grants totaling more than $80 million in support of journalism, civic engagement, and inclusion and access efforts globally.

Grants were awarded to ninety-five organizations in the United States, Greece, the United Kingdom, and elsewhere, including the incubator for Media Education and Development (iMEdD), an organization launched in 2018 in Athens with the exclusive support of SNF that works to promote transparency, independence, and excellence in the field of journalism; Chatham House in London, in support of a new SNF Wing and an ideas and innovation lab that will provide the institute with the tools it needs to expand and upgrade its digital research and analysis; and the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C., in support of an expansion of its CSIS Journalism Bootcamp, which brings together journalists from the U.S., Greece, and other countries for an intensive week of seminars and workshops.

In the area of civil discourse and civic engagement, grant recipients include the Theater of War Productions in New York City — which uses classical texts to engage communities in discussion of pressing contemporary issues — in support of a partnership with the Brooklyn Public Library to present a free ten-week run of Antigone in Ferguson, a work created in the wake of the Michael Brown shooting in 2014; and The Shed, a new cultural venue in New York City, in support of community commissions and artist- and student-led civic programs that will be free to the public...

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