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Our History

Our History

The Hellenic Initiative was founded in 2012 by members of the global Greek and Philhellene communities who were compelled to respond to the worsening economic crisis and inspired to help shape Greece’s long-term recovery. Our Board is united around three core beliefs:

First, we are committed to Greece, and view any struggles in the country as places we can help improve. And we are dedicating our time, resources and networks to secure this brighter future.

Second, this is about investment, not handouts. We are focused on impact and outcomes, whether it’s a grant to a nonprofit organization, mentorship for an emerging entrepreneur, or investment in a small business. What matters is impact, not dollars spent.

Third, we do not have all the answers. But we know that across our global community we have what it takes to create a 21st century powerhouse, both within Greece and across the diaspora. And we will build it together. Join us.