The Elios Charitable Foundation has been fortunate to partner with and sponsor several outstanding organizations and programs, including the following:
Center for Tebtunis Papyri (CTP) at the University of California, Berkeley
The Foundation is partnering with CTP (a research project supported by the Bancroft Library) to sponsor a papyrology fellow to preserve, reconstruct, decipher and translate the Greek language portion of papyri found in Tebtunis, Egypt. The 1899-1900 expedition to Tebtunis was funded for the University of California by Mrs. Phoebe Apperson Hearst and its papyri form the largest collection of papyrus texts in the Americas. Follow the blog Greek in Tebtunis here.
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (FAMSF)
With grants totaling more than $147,000, the Foundation has sponsored two pieces of ancient Greek art, Araballos in the Shape of a Hippalektryon and a Cycladic Figure, and was a founding member of the Ancient Art Council. The Foundation has supported the FAMSF’s Museum Ambassadors program and continues to be a major funder of the Get Smart with Art program. The Ancient Art Council believes in perpetuating, safeguarding, and understanding ancient art and culture in the Mediterranean basin.
Hellenic Heritage Institute (HHI)
The Foundation has been a sponsor of the HHI’s annual Greek Music, Food and Wine Festival in San Jose. The Foundation is currently supporting the School Educational Programs which provide hands-on activities focused on social studies curriculum, such as history, language, the Olympic Games, etc.
Hellenic Journal (HJ)
As one of the primary sources of Greek community and ethnic news in the western United States, the Hellenic Journal is supported by the Foundation.
The Foundation partnered with the National Hellenic Society to award Elios Grants to three students for Heritage Greece 2016. Heritage Greece is a once in a lifetime opportunity to explore Greek heritage, culture and identity with a peer group of students from the United States and Greece. Students travel to Greece for two weeks to learn Modern Greek and visit important archaeological sites to facilitate strong connections with students’ Greek roots and identity.
Kairos Music Academy, Oakland
The Foundation supported the Kairos Youth Choir Greek Choral Music Recording Project by underwriting the cost of recording a performance by the choir members of both existing and newly-written Greek music, bringing exposure to Greek language, culture, and tradition. Kairos is a community treasure that provides a nurturing environment for musically interested children.
Los Angeles Greek Film Festival
The Foundation was proud to be a sponsor of the 2015 Los Angeles Greek Film Festival which was held June 3-7, 2015. You can learn more about the award winners and festival honorees here.
Loyola Marymount University’s Basil P. Caloveras Center for Modern Greek Studies
Scholarships for students in the Modern Greek Studies program and faculty stipends are supported with funding from the Foundation for 2015-16.
Metropolis of San Francisco Folk Dance Programs
The Greek Orthodox Folk Dance and Choral Festival has received more than $200,000 from the Foundation over the past several years. The organization is dedicated to promoting, encouraging and perpetuating Greek heritage and culture among individuals, families and communities by expressing it through folk dance, folk art, music and language.
Hellenic Research Fellowship Program at California State University, Sacramento
The Foundation is funding the Library Research Fellowship Program to support the use of the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection by fellows for scholarly research in Hellenic studies while in residence at California State University, Sacramento.
Center for Modern Greek Studies at San Francisco State University
With a grant of $25,000, the Foundation is currently providing support to the Center for Modern Greek Studies to support the mission of promoting modern Greek language, literature, history, and culture and for visiting professors to teach two courses per semester and to lead a lecture series on topics relevant to the Hellenic American community.
Nemea Center at the University of California, Berkeley
The Foundation made a significant grant to the Nemea Center to support its mission of teaching, research, and public service centered around the University of California excavations in Nemea, Greece.
PBS for the Documentary – The Greek Americans II: Passing the Torch
The Foundation was a major funder of the documentary, part of a series on the Greek American experience.