How has the Hellenic Foundation evolved?
The Hellenic Foundation has evolved from directly providing social services to a resource that can better assist individuals and families in our community by identifying and collaborating with qualified social service organizations and City and State agencies that provide programs that specifically address their needs with properly trained and experience staff. In addition to servicing the senior Greek population through its Community Care Program, Hellenic Foundation has become a benevolent Foundation. In 2016, the Hellenic Foundation initiated a Grant Program to assist projects, programs and organizations that service the needs of the Greek and Orthodox community of the Greater Chicago area by providing the resources and support they may need to succeed.
The Hellenic Foundation is a unique organization. Nationally, there no other Orthodox Metropolis or city that has an organization with the Mission and funding to support projects, programs and organizations serving their specific communities. Through its ability to collaborate with like-minded foundations and philanthropists. The Hellenic Foundation has created the opportunity for significant change in the Chicagoland area.
How have the Hellenic Foundation’s offices been modernized in the past four years to better serve the community?
Hellenic Foundation has improved its offices to create a more inviting and comfortable atmosphere for clients and visitors. Hellenic Foundation has computerized its office and installed state-of-the art audio visual equipment for its lectures and seminars. Hellenic Foundation has renovated its Community Center, updated its website and created a mobile phone friendly website and created a Facebook page to make information, registrations and donations more accessible to all. As a result of these efforts, the following organizations use the Hellenic Foundation’s offices to host their meetings and to provide services to our community:
- Hellenic Legal Assistant Services (Hel.LAS)
- International Orthodox Christian Charities (I.O.C.C.) – Chicago
- Metropolis of Chicago’s Philoptochos’ Board of Directors
Hellenic Foundation is the only not-for-profit organization serving the social service needs of individuals, couples and families in Chicago’s Greek and Pan-Orthodox communities by offering in home care services for seniors, and providing the needed resources and support to projects, programs and organizations that service our community through its Grant Program.