Grants and donations made by the Bodossaki Foundation are linked to the achievement of the organization’s objectives and the implementation of its vision for a society of equal opportunities for everyone.
Education is a strategic pillar of the Foundation’s activities and a key legacy of its founder, Prodromos Bodossakis – Athanasiadis. Via its donations, the Foundation systematically supports the education sector and secures equal opportunities for young students and young scientists, as well as the recognition of excellence and scientific ethos as models for our society.
Empowering civil society
By 2020, the Foundation envisions to contribute to the development of a strong and independent civil society and the creation of an appropriate institutional framework for its operation.
An active, healthy, dynamic civil society can complement the state, providing services in critical areas such as health and welfare, where the needs are increased and the ability of the state to respond to them is very limited.
In broader terms, an active, healthy, vibrant civil society contributes to improving the daily life of all citizens, to the protection of human rights and the promotion of democratic values, making governments accountable and obliging them to produce better results and improved policies for the society as a whole.
Between 2013 – 2017, the Foundation acted as the Fund Operator of the EEA Grants Greek NGO Programme “We are all Citizens”, through which a contribution of 7.3m Euros by Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein supported the implementation of 76 projects throughout Greece and has directly improved the lives of more than 245,000 people around us.
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The “We are all Citizens” programme left a great legacy in strengthening civil society, which the Foundation continues to support through “Social Dynamo”. Social Dynamo seeks to develop organizational skills of NGOs and active citizens groups, transferring knowledge and creating opportunities for networking.
Equal opportunities in health
The Foundation supports initiatives which create equal opportunities for all vulnerable groups to access medical and social welfare services and upgrades equipment and health services provided by public hospitals. At the same time, the foundation channels donations towards scientific research in the health sector.
Through its programme “Combatting Poverty and Social Exclusion”, which the Foundation has implemented since the beginning of the economic crisis in Greece, people coming from socially vulnerable groups can increasingly gain access to welfare services and claim their integration to the society, which is their basic human right.
Protecting the environment
The Bodossaki Foundation was one of the first charities in Greece to turn their attention to environmental protection.
Providing grants for environmental issues and supporting environmental education programs are some of the ways in which the Foundation contributes to environmental protection and sustainable development.