The Benjamin B. Green-Field Foundation
makes grants to a wide a array of organizations that support and promote the
interests of its benefactor. Organizations both big and small are aided, with
some of the larger grants being made over a multiyear period. Each
organization receiving a grant is evaluated by the Foundation's Board of
Directors and deemed to fit the Foundation's criteria.
The following are just a few of the organizations which have been aided by
grants from the Foundation.
Farm is a private nonprofit organization providing vocational, residential,
and social support services for retarded adults. A combination workplace and
residential facility, Lamb's Farm enables handicapped adults the opportunity
to achieve their maximum potential.
With a $400,000 challenge grant from the Foundation, in September, 1994,
Lamb's Farm broke ground on the Benjamin B. Green-Field Adult Residence
Center. Today, the 16-bed facility provides a home for retired or semi-retired
adults with mental disabilities who wish to remain a part of the Lamb's Farm
community. The residence includes eight semi-private bedrooms, a spacious
living room, dining room, and lounge areas.
For more information on the Benjamin B. Green-Field Adult Residence Center,
contact Lamb's Farm or visit it's Web site.
Alzheimer's Association, Chicago, Illinois
Alzheimer's Association is the largest national voluntary health organization
committed to finding a cure for Alzheimer's and helping those affected by the
The Benjamin B. Green-Field National
Alzheimer's Library and Resource Center was funded with a $1 million grant from the Foundation and is the
nation's first privately-funded resource facility focusing on Alzheimer's
Disease. Serving the Chicago area and the nation, the center is a vital source
of information and research for physicians and other health care
professionals, researchers, students, family members of those afflicted with
Alzheimer's, and the general public. The center
collects a wide range of materials,
including books, journals, audiocassettes, videos, and CD-ROMs, on Alzheimer's
disease and related disorders.
For more information on the
Benjamin B. Green-Field National Alzheimer's
Library and Resource Center, contact The Alzheimer's Association or visit its Web site.
Health Center, Chicago, Illinois
area residents since 1974, Howard Brown is the Midwest's oldest health care organization focusing on the gay, lesbian, and
bisexual communities. Today it is recognized nationally as a leading private
provider of HIV/AIDS services, offering primary care medical services,
anonymous HIV testing, case management, and counseling, among other things.
In 1996 the Foundation donated $100,000
toward Howard Brown's building campaign. The gift was recognized by Howard
Brown with the naming of the Benjamin
Center for Psychosocial Services.
For more information on the Benjamin
Center for Psychosocial Services, contact the
Center or visit its Web site,
Lyric Opera of
Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
year since 1988 the world-renowned Lyric Opera of Chicago has hosted its
annual OperaReach Seniors' Matinee, enabling more than 2,000 Chicago area
seniors to enjoy an afternoon of opera at no cost for admission.
From its inception the series has been
partially underwritten by yearly grants of $15,000 from the Foundation.
Program interest and requests have become so great that the Chicago Park
District now employs a lottery system to ensure equitable ticket distribution.
No one should be surprised by the Lyric's popularity, nor of the seniors
program. After all, the Foundation is not only a financial supporter, it even
donates Matt's Cookies for the afternoon's guests!
For more information on the OperaReach Seniors' Matinee, contact the Lyric
Opera of Chicago or visit its Web site at
organizations that have received grants from the Benjamin B. Green-Field
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Bleeding Disorders Alliance Illinois
Breast Cancer Network of Strength Illinois (Y-ME)
By The Hand Club For Kids
Center on Halsted
Chicago Children's Advocacy Center
Chicago Hearing Society
Chicago History Museum
Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra
Children of Peace School
Council for Jewish Elderly
Illinois Fire Safety Alliance
Museum of Art
Jewish Community Centers of Chicago
Jewish Council for Youth Services
Jewish United Fund
Jobs for Youth Chicago
Lawrence Hall Youth Center
Little Sisters of the Poor
Make A Wish Illinois
Mercy Home for Boys & Girls
Merit School of Music
National Kidney Foundation of
Pass Pregnancy Care Centers
Pickleberry Pie, Inc.
Providence St. Mel School
Roseland Christian Ministries
Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure
The Night Ministry