Founding Donor

In May 2018, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) announced a landmark grant of $27,477,000 to support this major initiative New Agriculture for a New Generation that aims to help revitalize one of Greece’s most critical sectors—agriculture—by training and developing a new generation of farmers and inspiring agriculture and food entrepreneurs.

The grant is part of SNF’s Recharging the Youth $136 million initiative that unfolded at the height of Greece’s socioeconomic crisis to help create meaningful employment opportunities for thousands of unemployed young people.

“The starting point of this landmark initiative was our desire to help as many young people as possible with employment opportunities within Greece's agricultural and food sectors, with the aim to boost its chances to become the growth, development and innovation engine that it should be”.
Andreas Dracopoulos, SNF Co-President

A few words about the Stavros Niarchos Foundation:

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation [(SNF) (www.SNF.org)] is one of the world’s leading private, international philanthropic organizations, making grants to nonprofit organizations in the areas of arts and culture, education, health and sports, and social welfare. Since 1996, SNF has committed more than $3.7 billion through over 5,400 grants in 134 countries around the world. SNF funds organizations and projects worldwide that aim to achieve a broad, lasting, and positive impact for society at large, and exhibit strong leadership and sound management. The Foundation also supports projects that facilitate the formation of public-private partnerships as an effective means for serving public welfare.