The Benjamin B.
Green-Field Foundation is a privately endowed grantmaking organization founded
in 1987 by the late milliner and philanthropist Benjamin B. Green-Field to
improve the quality of life for children and the elderly in the city of
The Foundation fulfills its mission of improved human services and community
support by making grants from $500 to $1 million to appropriate nonprofit
organizations based on a proposal process in which the Foundation invites
organizations to apply for funding for specific projects or activities.
The Foundation attempts to directly reflect the interests of Benjamin B.
Green-Field by focusing its resources in the areas in which he was
particularly concerned. Therefore, the Foundationís goal is to increase the
Chicago communityís capacity to provide effective and affordable care to its
rapidly increasing population of youth and the elderly, and to promote,
encourage, and foster such support. Today, the Benjamin B. Green-Field
Foundation is one of America's leading philanthropies with a sustained
interest in both the young and the elderly.