The John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation is a non-profit organization established in 2005 with the purpose of continuing the late John S. Latsis’ philanthropic legacy by incorporating and advancing the activity of public benefit foundations that he established in the late ‘60s and in the early ‘90s in Greece, with the aim of better addressing contemporary social issues and challenges.

Grant-making Activity


he Foundation plans, manages, and funds programmes that cover a broad range of fields, such as education, science, arts and culture, social welfare and community development, 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.



he 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.