The Child Welfare issue area focuses on ιmprovement and increase of social service provision for minors and funding of challenging projects that target highly vulnerable populations.
The Foundation funds a wide range of initiatives that support children from pediatric free clinics to heating fuel programmes for orphanages or core costs of children's hospices, unaccompanied minor shelters and at risk youth centers.
The child welfare grants primarily cover basic needs such as immunizations, healthcare, food, shelter and specialized services however recreational and educational programmes are funded like summer camps, educational and cultural programs for underprivileged youth.
As many child welfare institutions are experiencing budget cuts and facing sustainability threats, we are constantly striving to support creative, small-scale, grassroots projects with an emphasis on deinstitutionalisation. Efficient foster care programme initiatives and multi-service provider facilities are of particular interest for our grant-making strategy in this issue area.
Summer Camp for vulnerable childrenSummer Camps Happy Children - Happy Youth
Support of the Programme “Desmos Offers Warmth”Desmos
Shelter for unaccompanied minorsArsis, Association for the Social Support of the Youth
Equipment for the Trauma Centre in the University Hospital of Evros in AlexandroupolisPedtrauma (Pediatric Trauma Care)
Building RenovationYouth Center of Eleusis
Hospice for the Sick Child and FamilyIliachtida