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''We envision transforming people's lives for the better''

The Cleanthous Charitable Foundation

Press Release

The Cleanthous Foundation aims to enhance the lives of those in need and make a positive impact on society through its programs and funding initiatives. Its activities strive to provide universal access to resources and opportunities, offering essential support for all to lead healthy and productive lives, regardless of their starting point or circumstances.

Our story

Founded in 2023 by Costas Cleanthous, the Cleanthous Foundation traces its roots to Limassol, Cyprus, where Costas grew up. Co-founder of XM (2009), an international brokerage and investment firm based in Cyprus, Costas Cleanthous has expanded his business ventures into real estate, hospitality, and shipping. He resides in Greece with his wife Susanna and daughter Chrissi, actively investing in Cyprus to support economic development and local communities.

Personal initiatives focused on improving access to quality medical care for children and adults with serious health issues inspired the establishment of the Cleanthous Foundation. Supported by personal donations from Costas Cleanthous, the Foundation embodies his vision of fostering positive change in people's lives.

Our mission

We uphold the inherent value of every life. Collaborating with a dynamic team of partners, we passionately strive to effect meaningful and sustainable change across health, poverty, and education sectors. Our mission is guided by the belief that every individual deserves access to quality healthcare, irrespective of identity, origin, age, or background.

Addressing the persistent challenge of poverty, we prioritize sustainable solutions to support individuals and families in severe economic hardship, aiming for long-term impact.

Education is pivotal in our pursuit of societal betterment. We endeavor to expand access to education while enhancing the infrastructure and resources of educational institutions in Cyprus.

The meaning of our logo

Our logo symbolizes care, affection, and support. The Latin character 'C' is designed to resemble an open embrace, reflecting our commitment to supporting our community.

Founder's vision: A new pediatric oncology clinic in Cyprus

The Foundation aims to establish a state-of-the-art pediatric oncology clinic in Cyprus, comparable to leading European facilities. This clinic will provide top-tier healthcare and hospitality, setting a benchmark in Cypriot healthcare.

Currently in discussion with stakeholders, the Cleanthous Foundation is planning the clinic's implementation, ensuring the facility's maintenance and operational excellence through agreements with involved parties.

The new pediatric oncology unit will be located adjacent to Makarios Hospital, designed with environmental sustainability and patient well-being as priorities. Construction costs are entirely covered by Costas Cleanthous through a donation from the Cleanthous Foundation.

Ongoing discussions with health authorities and relevant ministries are progressing positively, ensuring alignment on project location, licensing, and post-delivery maintenance standards.

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