The Welfare Foundation for Social and Cultural Affairs (KIKPE) is a Greek public benefit foundation privately funded, governed by Law 2039/1939. The Foundation’s by-laws were ratified by presidential decree of 13.10.1988 (Official Gazette 801B, 2.11.1988) and subsequently amended by presidential decrees of 3.4.2000 (Official Gazette 459B, 4.4.2000), of 11.11.2003 (Official Gazette 1750B, 26.11.2003) and of 24.10.2011 (Official Gazette 2591B/7.11.2011).