The John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation was established in 2005 in the memory of the late John S. Latsis, by his family, with the aim of preserving his philanthropic legacy, and the constant interest and dedication that he demonstrated throughout his life in the implementation of projects for the benefit of his fellow citizens on an individual level and the Greek society as a whole. Since its establishment, the Foundation has sought to, on the one hand, address contemporary issues and challenges and, on the other hand, support and implement initiatives that aim to respond more effectively to current social needs, in collaboration with civil society organisations having the necessary know-how and sharing a common vision as regards the shaping of a more resilient, modern and inclusive society.
Within this framework of operation, the Foundation has redefined its grant-making strategy and approach for the 2022-2025 period, which now focuses on the design, management and funding of programmes under three key pillars: Education & Skills, Innovation & Sustainable Development, and Social Action & Solidarity.
The Foundation is operating under a deeply collaborative mentality that guides its action and prioritises the implementation of fruitful partnerships with civil society key players, in order to promote social innovation across all areas of the Foundation’s activity while maximising its social impact. An additional, diversified but constant aspect of the Foundation's activities is the operation of the Neraida Floating Museum, which aims, among other things, to highlight the country's maritime, naval and business history through educational, informative and scientific activities.
For more information on the Foundation's activities, visit its website.