Stavros Niarchos Foundation Continues Pandemic Relief Initiative

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Continues Pandemic Relief Initiative

In the latest round of SNF’s $100 million global COVID-19 relief initiative, new grants continue the initiative’s focus on supporting organizations providing essential services to vulnerable populations.

As the pandemic grinds on, impacting communities around the world ever more deeply, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) announces a new round of grants as part of its $100 million global relief initiative. This fifth round, which includes 26 new grants totaling more than $9.8 million, brings the total allocated to $81.9 million. The new grants seek to help organizations address critical needs—from food, to shelter, to health care, to education—and also provide additional support to grantees funded in the earlier rounds of the initiative who continue to do important and impactful work in the face of increasing need and deepening challenges.

“Even as news of potential vaccines gives us hope for next year, the pandemic is still surging and the needs it has produced have only become more deeply entrenched,” said SNF Co-President Andreas Dracopoulos. “In the face of sustained and increasing challenges, we’re re-upping our support for the excellent work of a number of the organizations previously included in the initiative and providing new grants for others. We are inspired by the perseverance of these organizations in facing strong headwinds to serve the most vulnerable among us, and we thank them for the opportunity to collaborate in this vital effort.”

Each of the organizations, whether new to the initiative or a repeat grantee, has a proven record of leveraging resources to make meaningful, timely impact. Poverty-fighting organization Robin Hood, which is receiving a significant renewal grant, has rushed emergency assistance to New Yorkers in the hardest-hit communities through its COVID-19 Relief Fund. Rethink Food, a new grantee receiving significant support, aims to get food to people who need it while sustaining small businesses. Rethink serves as the connective tissue between community-based organizations seeking meals for food-insecure clients and restaurants ready to make meals and keep staff employed...

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