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Through Community Shareholders, wonderful accomplishments can be realized in the Orthodox Community. A review of the Grant Awards funded by the Hellenic Foundation demonstrates the potential of what can be achieved through collective efforts. However, without the initial embrace, sharing of grant policies and procedures, and guidance by the following organizations, our community would not be realizing the benefits of Hellenic Foundation’s Grant Program.


The Virginia H. Farah Foundation

The Virginia H. Farah Foundation makes grants for the maintenance and growth of the Orthodox Christian Church throughout the world. The Foundation looks for creative projects or programs that serve as catalysts for progress in the Church and have a lasting impact. They focus primarily on projects or programs where traditional sources of funding are unavailable. They are a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation dedicated exclusively to the work of the Orthodox Christian Church. Their goal is to provide funds to non-profit organizations to help them carry out unique and innovative projects that support the work of the Church. Their grant recipients are engaged in all areas of Church life, from humanitarian efforts and missionary labor to education and scholarly work. The Foundation hopes these projects will help spread the Orthodox Christian message while improving the quality of life on earth.

The Renaissance Fund

The Renaissance Fund accomplishes its mission through the awarding of Grants and Donations to qualified 501(c)(3) organizations and educational Scholarships to students attending eligible educational institutions. It awards Charitable Grants to support religious, charitable, educational and scientific purposes of organizations promoting educational and humanitarian efforts and programs in the Greek Community within the United States, and the Eastern Orthodox Church


Orthodox Ministry Services

Orthodox Ministry Services helps transform and improve Orthodox Church organizations, parishes, and ministries in order to strengthen the Body of Christ. They accomplish this by strengthening all Orthodox Christian parishes and organizations in America; partnering, empowering, and investing in growth and development through transformative philanthropy and organizational support; and providing comprehensive research, insight, and organizational services to national ministries and local parishes.

Metropolis of Chicago Philoptochos

Philoptochos is the philanthropic heart of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese. Its mission is to help the poor, the destitute, the hungry, the aged, the sick, the unemployed, the orphaned, the imprisoned, the widowed, those with disabilities, and the victims of natural disasters. Philoptochos’ focus includes addressing topics such as child abuse, domestic violence, homelessness, human trafficking, bullying, women’s health, substance abuse, and aging.


Interested in becoming a Community Shareholder?

If you are interested in supporting projects, programs and organizations focused on the Greek American and Orthodox community of Chicagoland, join our efforts! If you are a Greek American or Orthodox philanthropist, foundation or organization with the means and desire to participate in this wonderful opportunity, work with us!  Involvement can be as simple as making a donation to the Hellenic Foundation itself to be used in support of Greek American or Orthodox projects benefiting our community, or as engaged as a partnering with the Hellenic Foundation to discover and directly assist worthy projects and organizations.  Joined together, an alliance of Greek American and Orthodox philanthropists and foundations can ensure that the Greek American and Orthodox community of the Chicagoland area receives the essential programs it needs.
Please contact us today by calling (773) 631-5222 or emailing

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