Fulfilling its Apostolic Mission


Fulfilling its Apostolic Mission

Granting economic independence to the Ecumenical Patriarchate to fulfill its apostolic mission…. in perpetuity.
Saint Andrew the Apostle

Established in 38 AD by St. Andrew the Apostle, the Patriarchate of Constantinople is one of the most enduring institutions in the world and has played a prominent part in world history. Through the centuries, the Ecumenical Patriarchate has both guided the expansion, and defended the doctrine, of the Orthodox Christian Faith worldwide. The Ecumenical Patriarch is the first among equals, as articulated in the Second and Fourth Ecumenical Councils of the Undivided Christian Church, and as such is regarded as the representative and spiritual leader of Orthodox Christians around the globe. The Sacred See of Saint Andrew works tirelessly to ensure unity amongst all the Local Orthodox Churches, and actively coordinates intra-Christian and inter-religious dialogues, as well as participating in various charitable and philanthropic endeavors.

The Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Foundation: For the Sacred See of Saint Andrew, has been established as an endowment by the Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. Ours is a global mission and invitation for everyone across the various Eparchies of the Ecumenical Patriarchate to be united as one.


Together, we can ensure that the Ecumenical Patriarchate, “the Light – continues to shine in the darkness.”

A Global Initiative

From America to Australia… from Asia to South America.

A global initiative that begins here in the United States as the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit institution recognized by the IRS as a public charity, which will have branches in all jurisdictions of the Ecumenical Patriarchate.

Let's Come Together

The time has come for Orthodox Christians around the world to come together and ensure that the voice of the Apostolic Throne of Andrew never goes silent and the Spiritual Center of our Faith is able to lead Christ’s Holy Church for generations to come. In honor of His All- Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew’s upcoming 30th Enthronement Anniversary, we are establishing the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Foundation as a global initiative to:

Grant Economic Independence
Provide financial resources to sustain, in perpetuity, the religious, educational and philanthropic institutions of the Mother Church.
Increase Orthodox Christian Presence on Global Stage
Offer support to the Ecumenical Patriarchate to encourage their presence around the globe. This will increase opportunities for dialogue with various world, environmental, and religious leaders, without being asphyxiated by financial restrictions.
Foster Increased Inter-Orthodox Dialogue

Supply economic assistance necessary for the Sacred Throne of Andrew to sponsor international conferences and meetings, amongst all jurisdictions, thereby strengthening the unity of the worldwide Orthodox Church.

Expand Charitable and Humanitarian Aid
As Ecumenical Patriarch, representing Orthodox faithful throughout the world, we offer His All-Holiness our prayers and financial support, so he may extend philanthropia on our behalf to those in need.