desmos (n.) a bond that holds things together
The OECD Better Life Index places Greece below average in income and wealth, civic engagement, housing, environmental quality, subjective well-being, social connections, work-life balance, personal security, education and skills, and jobs and earnings.
1 in 3
Greeks live at risk of poverty or social exclusion.
Unemployment, health, the elderly
have seen the biggest spending cuts between 2010-2018.
Poor health is directly connected to poverty.
Vulnerable groups are left without resources
that could normally prevent and treat disease.
More than 50% of Greeks
believe that charitable organizations are untrustworthy.
The need for a strong third sector is more pressing than ever.
Desmos is a hub connecting the private sector and NGOs, by channeling donations and surplus products to charitable organizations in need. Under a framework of continuous improvement, Desmos creates value throughout the donation process, by handling research, communication with donors, the matching of supply and demand, logistics and reporting of the donation process and results.
We cover the needs of charitable organizations through your donations.
In-kind or financial.
We empower charitable organizations,
people and communities. We educate our partners and grow with them.
At the end of the day…
We inspire giving every day to change the lives of those in need!
We identify social needs and effectively channel resources where they can truly make a difference. Our goal is to constantly innovate our giving processes and ensure that every donation achieves high-impact giving.
beneficiaries have had significant needs met thanks to Desmos.
charitable organizations across Greece receive ongoing support through Desmos.
of these organizations consider Desmos highly necessary for the coverage of their needs.
Needs coverage & empowerment
are the main benefits of collaborating with Desmos according to charitable organizations.
of donors would recommend Desmos to other potential donors.
Easy, impactful, transparent:
how donors and charitable organizations describe their experience with Desmos.
Our operation is lean, efficient and results-oriented. We constantly innovate our giving processes to ensure that every donation achieves high-impact giving. But let’s talk numbers.
The economic output generated for society, through the activity of Desmos.
Public sector income and savings generated through the activity of Desmos.
For every €1 donated to Desmos, €9.2 in value is generated for society.
Desmos was founded by a group of young, dynamic people with a vision of changing and improving giving in Greece.