The J. F. Costopoulos Foundation was founded in 1979 on the occasion of the centenary of Credit Bank (currently under the name Alpha Bank), by its Chairman, the late Spyros Costopoulos and his wife Eurydice, in memory of the bank's founder, John F. Costopoulos.
The main purpose of the Foundation's establishment and operation is to promote Greek culture both in Greece and abroad through the constant support of initiatives associated with education, research, public welfare and the arts.
More specifically, the J. F. Costopoulos Foundation subsidises activities related to the preservation and dissemination of the ancient Greek and Byzantine cultural heritages, as well as the promotion of contemporary Greek culture. Furthermore, its dynamic presence in the arts, and more specifically in modern and contemporary art, is strongly manifested by organizing and supporting important exhibitions in Greece and abroad.
In pursuit of its aims, the J. F. Costopoulos Foundation often collaborates with other prominent foundations in projects of common interest.