STEWARDS were created to build a thriving Steward-Ownership ecosystem in Greece, by raising awareness, providing resources, and activating aligned capital to materialize the S.O. theory of change. S.O. stands for an economy that serves first and foremost the society while protecting the planet.
World Human Forum
The World Human Forum is a think and do tank, a knowledge and action hub designed to help build a brighter future for all. A global citizens’ initiative which highlights and interconnects the innovative forces of our planet towards the creation of a genuine ecological civilization.
Ten Million Hands
Ten Million Hands was established in November 2022 with the purpose to spread the word about sustainable consumption and production in Greece. Through community building, education and provision of practical tools and services, it invites us to make together sustainability the talk of the town.
Cities For Cycling
Cities for Cycling is a network of citizens, institutions and organizations that aims to promote the use of bicycle in the Greek cities and the development of cycling tourism. It is an official member of the European Cyclists Federation (ECF) and the National Coordinator of Eurovelo for Greece.
Ecogenia is a growing Greek nonprofit organization that is on its way to building a national climate corps. Inspired by the need to provide opportunities to young people to be a part of climate action, Ecogenia is now in its second year of delivering civic service programs across Greece.
The American College of Greece
The American College of Greece is a nonprofit, nonsectarian, co-educational academic institution. Located in Athens and originally founded in 1875 in Smyrna, ACG is the oldest American-accredited college in Europe and the largest private college in Greece.
Aegean Cargo Sailing
Aegean Cargo Sailing is an initiative managed by the social cooperative enterprise Aegean Sails that is establishing maritime transport without fossil fuels in the Aegean and the Mediterranean, combining the sailing transport of Greek local products with agro-ecological, culinary and cultural tourism.
Ten Million Hands
Having started its journey in the arms of Impact Hub Athens as a project-based initiative, Ten Million Hands is now passing to the next level as a unique entity, bearing the mission to raise awareness, educate, and provide tangible solutions towards an ethical and sustainable way of living.
ELC Productions is dedicated to providing high-caliber audiovisual productions and communication services. From a simple idea to the full production and distribution cycle, the ELC team blends skills and know-how with a people-first mindset.
The social cooperative enterprise En Drasei was founded in 2012 with the aim to help people change their unhealthy lifestyles. It promotes good nutrition, sports for all, and environmental education that highlights the interrelationship between humans and nature.
STEWARDS was established in October 2022 to assist organizations adopt the innovative Steward-Ownership structure, an alternative-to-conventional company ownership model that permanently secures a company’s mission and independence in its legal DNA.
Social Hackers Academy
Social Hackers Academy was established in 2017 as an online coding school that supports people in getting employed in the tech industry. Thus far, SHA has offered hundreds of scholarships to students who belong to vulnerable groups, providing them with access to quality education and the labor market.
ANTAMA is a social cooperative enterprise with a mission to connect people aged 65+ with their peers as well as younger people in Greece, to promote active ageing, and contribute to the elimination of ageism towards a society more open and inclusive.
ActionAid is an independent international civil society organization, fighting poverty and injustice in Greece and all over the world. Since 1972 it has been training people and supporting their communities, so that they can claim a life of dignity and a fairer world for all.
Aegean Cargo Sailing
Aegean Cargo Sailing is a multi-awarded initiative that transports local products by sailboats, reviving a sustainable, millennia-old network of commercial sea-routes, while also offering experiential, cultural & gastronomic sailing adventures to eco-conscious travellers.
InCommOn promotes sustainable and participatory urban development to tackle the problems that Greek cities are facing. Its approach of addressing urban issues is holistic, emphasizes circularity, and is based on equality & social inclusion, active communities, and environmental regeneration.
Eyes of Light
Eyes of Light nonprofit organization was founded in 2019 with the mission to improve the quality of life of cancer patients, by contributing to a more humane treatment of the disease through the innovative field of Arts in Health and focusing on their wellbeing.
Ecogenia's service-year model is inspired by proven concepts from abroad. By applying it in the Greek context and adapting it appropriately to scale nationally, this innovative model will meet the pressing capacity needs of community organizations on the ground working towards sustainable development.
The P2P Lab is an interdisciplinary research collective, based in Ioannina, that designs open-source technologies and implements projects, using participatory/community-based methods and peer-to-peer practices.
Fashion Revolution Greece
Fashion Revolution Greece is part of the Fashion Revolution Global activism movement that mobilizes citizens, brands, and policymakers through research, education, and advocacy. FR works towards a global fashion industry that conserves & restores the environment and values people over profit.
Ecogenia is the first NGO in Greece to promote sustainability through civic engagement, training & employment opportunities for young people. Through a service-year model, it connects Greek youth with organizations dedicated to creating sustainable solutions to environmental & societal challenges.
Vouliwatch is a non-partisan parliamentary monitoring and transparency promoting organization that was established in 2014 in response to the rising disillusionment of a large segment of the Greek population towards parliamentary democracy and the broader Greek political system.
ELC Productions is a nonprofit organization that provides communication services and audiovisual productions while it has created and manages the cultural platform elculture.gr. ELC systematically promotes the UN SDGs through inspiring projects.
The Venture Impact Awards
The Venture Impact Awards (VIA) is the Hellenic Initiative’s (THI) program that provides help and support to Greek startups and nonprofits, whose projects are able to demonstrate human/social/environmental impact, financial sustainability, and scalability.
Cyclades Preservation Fund
The Cyclades Preservation Fund (CPF) was established in October 2017 to support sustainable initiatives and to promote the preservation of the exceptional beauty and natural value of the Cyclades.
Aegean Film Festival
The Aegean Film Festival is an annual summer meeting point for filmmakers, audiences, and artists to celebrate the finest independent cinema and storytelling. It takes place in the Aegean Islands over the past 10 years.
Ten Million Hands
"Have you ever wondered how much power you have in your hands?" Ten Million Hands is addressing this question to all fellow people living in Greece and provides comprehensible information for a sustainable lifestyle. From theory to practice, let's close the cycle of conscious consumption.
Museum of Cycladic Art
The Museum of Cycladic Art is a cultural institution that focuses on the promotion of the ancient civilizations of the Aegean and Cyprus, with emphasis on Cycladic art of the 3rd millennium BC. Moreover, the Museum invests in Community Programs that are inclusive to audiences of all ages, backgrounds, abilities and interests.
The Southern Lights
The Southern Lights is an educational and land stewardship nonprofit organization that actively regenerates ecosystems in which people, inspired by nature, create and maintain healthy and abundant livelihoods.
Impact Hub Athens
Impact Hub Athens is a nonprofit organization, part of a global network of 120+ Impact Hubs and it hosts 600 members in Greece. It develops programs around critical social issues focusing on tech for good, activism, urbanism, the environment & circular economy.
Nosilia Association is an awarded nonprofit organization that has been acting in Athens since 2001. Nosilia's fundamental goal is to alleviate human pain and provide free home healthcare to patients with chronic diseases and mobility and socio-economic problems.
Fabric Republic is an innovative, integrated clothing management system that focuses on circular economy and sustainability. The vision of the organization is the collective development of social and ecological consciousness, for a zero-waste reality.
HIGGS was founded in 2015 with the mission to holistically support a growing NPO/Social Entrepreneurship ecosystem within Greece. Guided by values such as solidarity, trust and cooperation, they provide capacity building, trainings, mentoring, consulting, networking and events to these organizations.
Cooperatives for a Better World
Cooperatives for a Better World is a mission-based, nonprofit organization focused on sharing cooperative identity with the world and the difference it makes in local, national, and global communities. They provide cooperative businesses with the expertise, tools, and connections to reach new levels of success.
The Southern Lights
The Southern Lights is a nonprofit organization with the mission to spread knowledge, techniques and the mindset for regenerative practices in all domains of human activity. This is implemented through workshops, networking and building active examples of regenerative practices in close collaboration with other organizations, public entities and ecological enterprises.
Mathaino Diatrofi is an organization that supports the Mediterranean Diet in Greece. As the unhealthy eating habits and food are increasingly growing, its mission is to reverse this situation by offering nutritional knowledge to adults, children and professionals.
The Venture Impact Awards
The Venture Impact Awards (VIA) was founded in 2020 amidst the global pandemic and financial turmoil. The vision is to support Greece’s brightest and most talented teams, helping them create ventures that are scalable, sustainable, and able to demonstrate not just a quick return on the investment but also a broader impact on the society at large.
ANTAMA was founded in 2020 with the vision to empower people aged 65+ in Greece and endorse active ageing. ANTAMA implements cultural festivals and events throughout the year, which combine education and entertainment. They promote social interactivity among elders, improve their physical and emotional health, and bring different generations together.
HIGGS (Higher Incubator Giving Growth & Sustainability) is an initiative which aims to reinforce Nonprofit Organizations (NPOs) operating in Greece, through educational and supportive programs and activities that are carried out at its premises.
Doctors of the World
Doctors of the World Greece (MdM-Greece) is a medical humanitarian organization and member of Médecins Du Monde International which consists of 16 delegations worldwide. Its first and foremost mission is to provide medical care and to be vocal against the obstruction of access to healthcare and against the violation of human rights.
Nosilia Association is an independent nonprofit organization whose main goal is to provide free medical treatment at home and health services to the fellowmen belonging to susceptible population groups. Its mission is to implement programs to help patients and their family members improve their life quality.
The Hellenic Initiative
The Hellenic Initiative (THI), founded in 2012, is a global movement of the Greek Diaspora. Its vision is to invest in the future of Greece through direct philanthropy and economic revitalization. It empowers people to provide crisis relief, encourage entrepreneurs, and create jobs.