Why was the Athens Partnership created?
More and more cities are recognizing the value of strong cross-sector collaboration, which can spark innovation and help leaders to rethink the delivery of services. The Athens Partnership (AP) was designed to facilitate partnerships between local government and the private sector to support effective, priority public programs.
AP was created with a founding grant from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.
What is the unique value of the Athens Partnership?
Unlike other nonprofits, this organizational model brings municipal government and private sector partners together, leveraging the resources and strengths of both. AP enables the City to pilot innovative new programs and assess effectiveness to meet more community demands as well as respond rapidly to emerging needs.
While the Athens Partnership was championed by former Athens Mayor Georgios Kaminis, it is a nonpartisan entity designed to live through many more administrations.