Core Values

The Foundations' 5 Pillars of Action

The Foundation’s 5 Pillars of Action represent a holistic approach to addressing the most pressing issues facing the Cypriot community.

Through its multifaceted approach, the Foundation is making a meaningful impact towards improving the quality of life of the Cypriot community.

The Foundation is currently investing in the future of the organisation by cultivating its current initiatives and planning new ones. From making Grants available to eligible applicants to planning community events and charity fundraisers, the Foundation is committed to continue contributing towards the building of a better future for the people of Cyprus.

Social Welfare

One of the primary pillars of the Charalambos and Elena Pattihis Foundation is Social Welfare. The Foundation works to support those in need, particularly the most vulnerable members of society. Apart from direct aid, the Foundation also actively participates in numerous programs and initiatives that offer assistance to people and families struggling with poverty, homelessness, and unemployment. The Foundation also provides support to children, the elderly, and people with disabilities, ensuring that they have access to necessities, such as food, clothing, and shelter.

The Foundation maintains close cooperation with various non-profit organisations in Cyprus with which they coordinate charitable actions and fundraisers for Social Welfare projects, programmes, and initiatives.

Elena Pattihis


The Foundation is dedicated to preserving and promoting Cyprus’ rich cultural heritage by supporting cultural institutions, such as museums and art galleries, and funds projects that promote Cyprus’ cultural traditions. It also supports cultural events, such as festivals and performances, to celebrate the diversity of Cypriot culture and enhance community cohesion.

In 2022, the Foundation established the Takis Pattichis Museum of Industrial Pharmacy in Limassol, Cyprus. Named after Mr. Takis Pattichis, the founder of the Cyprus Pharmaceutical Industry, this Museum is one-of-a-kind globally. Entrance is free of charge and the Museum offers a captivating glimpse into pharmaceutical history with state-of-the-art exhibits and interactive displays, welcoming students, academics, and the public to explore this unique realm.

The Foundation is also preparing the writing and publishing of a number of books on various topics including the Cultural Heritage of Cyprus. One of the most important titles currently being worked on concerns buildings of a special architectural and historical character and importance in Limassol and subsequently in the rest of the cities of Cyprus.


The Foundation recognises that education is the key to breaking the cycle of poverty and to promoting economic growth. Through its Education pillar, the Foundation provides resources to pupils and students from poor families, ensuring that everyone may enjoy high-quality education. The Foundation also offers scholarships to deserving students who otherwise may not be able to afford tuition fees, as well as providing funding to educational institutions to enhance the quality of their programs.

The Foundation also invites schools to visit its Museum of Industrial Pharmacy in Limassol with the aim to provide a wider scope of career opportunities to pupils and to present to them with the chance to learn about the history of the Cyprus Pharmaceutical Industry.


The Foundation is committed to protecting the environment and promoting sustainable development. Through its Environment pillar, the Foundation supports initiatives that aim to restore and preserve Cyprus’ natural resources, reduce carbon emissions, and promote renewable energy. A special emphasis is given to protecting Cyprus’ marine ecosystem and endangered wildlife habitats.

The Foundation also funds projects that promote environmental education and support local communities to engage in sustainable practices. The Foundation aims to be one of the first responders to provide assistance to mitigate the effects of natural disasters, and most especially the wildfires that frequently plague Cyprus.


The Charalambos & Elena Pattihis Foundation recognises that good health is essential for a high quality of life. Through its Health pillar, the Foundation provides support for healthcare institutions, including hospitals, clinics, and other medical institutions to improve the quality of healthcare available to the Cypriot community.

The Foundation also provides funding for medical research and supports initiatives that aim to promote healthy lifestyles and prevent disease.

Finally, the Foundation also directly assists and provides aid and resources to members of the Cypriot community in accessing advanced healthcare abroad.