The Social and Cultural Affairs Welfare Foundation (KIKPE) was founded and is active at Athens since 1988. Its major goals are:
- Provision of social welfare and reinforcement of institutions that take care of vulnerable groups of the population.
- Development of cultural activities, mainly through utilizing the Foundation’s collections and archives and their promotion in Greece and abroad.
- Support for long-term actions within the educational and cultural fields, in cooperation with similar institutions and foundations.
The Foundation is administered by a nine-member Board, which is supported, aside from its employees, also by specialized external associates for the implementation of each and every task. The Board is consisted of: Ippokratis Ioannis Stasinopoulos (President), Athanasios Molokotos (Vice-president), Angeliki Papadopoulou (Secretary–Treasurer), Christos-Emmanouil Dimitrakopoulos, Nikephoros Kominis, Anastasios Metaxopoulos, Eleni Molokotou, Ioannis Panagiotopoulos and Theodoros Valmas (Members).
Some of the main activities of KIKPE, as well as the financial support provided to many cultural, educational and charity institutions are indicatively noted.
- KIKPE assists the organization of meals, run by the Archdiocese of Athens, in areas of Attica where mostly are affected by the consequences of the economic crisis, as well as other corresponding actions of the Municipality of Athens. In the same direction, the Foundation assists other similar institutions, such as the non-profit institution “Prolepsis” for the distribution of meals for students in schools of Attica.
- It also supports the “Therapy Center for Dependent Individuals” (KEThEA) for the training of professionals of certain rehabilitation communities.
- In 2017, KIKPE enhanced its financial support to the following associations: Cerebral Palsy Greece-OPEN DOOR, “THEOTOKOS” foundation, “Smile of the Child” (“To Hamogelo tou Paidiou”), “PNOE-Friends of Children in Intensive Care”.
- The Foundation owns an important Numismatic Collection, which has been gradually formed since 2001. The KIKPE Numismatic Collection is comprised of (ancient Greek, Roman Provincial, Byzantine, Islamic, modern Greek, etc) coins, as well as medals, seals, weights and other small items. Within the framework of the utilization of the Numismatic Collection, the Foundation promotes the study and publication of specific sections, the development of periodical exhibitions in order to highlight thematic approaches (such as the exhibition under preparation “Memory and impression: An itinerary through the Peloponnese in the company of ancient coins” in collaboration with the Ephorate of Antiquities of Arkadia and the Michail N. Stassinopoulos–Viohalco Public-benefit Foundation), the organization of seminars so that to provide access to researchers and students, as well as other relevant activities. The activity of the KIKPE Numismatic Collection is often the pinnacle of the cultural affairs of the Foundation, covering at the same time educational and social parameters.
- KIKPE possess a collection of Greek paper money and banknotes, spanning the period from 1822 (first steps for the establishment of the Greek State) until 2002 (year of the replacement of the drachma by the euro). This collection is on loan for use to the Historical Archive of the National Bank, where it is regularly deployed through both the permanent exhibition of the Archive and the educational programs aimed at students.