The Stavros Niarchos Foundation is one of the world’s leading private international philanthropic organizations, providing grants in the areas of arts and culture, education, health and sports, and social welfare. The Foundation funds organizations and projects that are expected to achieve a broad, lasting and positive impact for society at large, and exhibit strong leadership and sound management. The Foundation also seeks actively to support projects that facilitate the formation of public-private partnerships as an effective means for serving public welfare. Since 1996, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation has made grant commitments of $1.8 billion through 3,534 grants to nonprofit organizations in 111 nations around the world.
The Stavros Niarchos Foundation has supported the advance of knowledge and skills of Greek orthopaedic surgeons through a partnership with HSS. The annual HSS Stavros Niarchos Foundation Orthopaedic Education Seminar was founded to teach Greek orthopaedic surgeons the latest techniques and innovations in orthopaedic surgery. 70 Greek surgeons have attended the Seminar Program since 2006.
The continued support from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation has allowed the creation of new educational endeavors for Greece’s orthopaedic surgeons.In 2016, the HSS Stavros Niarchos Foundation Academic Visitor Program was developed to enable junior faculty from Greece to come to HSS to observe surgical and clinical care. This multi-faceted program ultimately promises to improve patient outcomes and and elevate the quality of life for the Greek population.