Corfu Non-Profit Organisations
Corfu has a number of non-profit organisations, some of them cultural
and others relating to animal welfare. A few of them are listed here.
A registered charity formed in 1997 to alleviate the suffering of stray and abandoned animals on the island of Corfu.
Corfu Donkey Sanctuary
Started to provide shelter for these terribly neglected and often abandoned animals.
Volunteers work hard in what are, at times, incredibly difficult and distressing circumstances, to help these wonderful animals. Much of the sanctuary's income comes from visiting tourists.
Mediterranean Garden Society
The MGS is an international forum devoted to furthering knowledge and appreciation of plants and gardens suited to the mediterranean climate regions of the world.
Panayiopoula Church, Corfu Town
This small Orthodox church is devoted to the Virgin Mother, the Odigitria. The Odigtria icon is the essence of the church and probably dates from the time the church was built, which is believed to be before 1650.
Pelekas Cultural Society
The Pelekas Cultural Society promotes cultural awareness, maintains local tradition and organises festivals, as well as running choirs and dance groups.
The Silva Project
The Silva Project is dedicated, in part, to the preservation of the Skyros Pony. In addition to the efforts to breed the remaining Skyros ponies, the Silva Project is also beginning work on a therapeutic riding centre and vocational training programme for people with disabilities, and a disabled-accessible tourist program for Corfu and other Ionian islands.