The Fund Operator for the Active Citizens Fund programme in Greece is Bodossaki Foundation in consortium with SolidarityNow.
Bodossaki Foundation is a public benefit organisation founded in 1972 with the aim of continuing the contribution of its founder, Prodromos-Bodossakis Athanassiades, to the Greek society. Its vision is a society of equal opportunities and prospects for all. To promote its vision, the Foundation funds, plans and implements, in full alignment with the principles of transparency, accountability and integrity, actions and programmes of relevance to its four strategic pillars: supporting education, strengthening healthcare, protecting the environment and empowering Civil Society. From its establishment to this day, the Foundation has made available over €450 million for promoting its purposes.
At the same time, recognising the magnitude of current social needs, Bodossaki Foundation today also acts as a catalyst for fostering a broader culture of contribution in the Greek society, managing resources on behalf of third parties – Legators, international organisations, companies and other major donors– wishing to fund programmes to deal with emergencies as well as to address critical needs in education, healthcare, environmental protection and Civil Society capacity building.
SolidarityNow (SN) is a non-governmental organisation established in 2013 to meet the needs and safeguard the rights of the most vulnerable and marginalised groups, without discrimination. The organisation’s vision is to improve people’s lives and empower them to claim a fairer and more inclusive society.
Its vision is realised through three main strategic pillars: a) Defending security and security, b) supporting livelihood opportunities and integration into the labour market, c) strengthening the independence of civil society and defending the values of an open society. SolidarityNow has so far supported more than 320,000 people, by directly implementing programmes as well as by way of donations made to support civil society actions.