The John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation is a non-profit organisation established in 2005 to continue the benevolent legacy of John S. Latsis.
The Foundation plans, manages, and funds programmes that cover a broad range of fields, such as education, science, health, social welfare, culture and the environment, in collaboration with civil society partners and key players within these areas. An additional, diversified branch of activities is the operation of the Neraida Floating Museum, which, by offering visitors free access and organising various events, seeks to highlight the maritime and entrepreneurial history of Greece, familiarise youth with the maritime profession, and promote environmental awareness.
The Foundation’s approach to grant-making prioritises the emergency relief of citizens in need, infrastructural improvement, NGO capacity building and community development, academic and research output reward, and highlighting of the cultural wealth of Greece.
The Foundation seeks to remain in sync with and respond to current social needs. The framework the Foundation uses to evaluate any proposal it receives includes criteria such as its relevance to the problem and its effectiveness, the sustainability of the proposed action and of the organization, as well as its impact.