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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.

Lamb's Farm, Libertyville, Illinois

Lamb's 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.

 The Alzheimer's Association, Chicago, Illinois

The Alzheimer's Association is the largest national voluntary health organization committed to finding a cure for Alzheimer's and helping those affected by the disease.

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.

Howard Brown Health Center, Chicago, Illinois

Serving 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 B. Green-Field Center for Psychosocial Services.

For more information on the Benjamin B. Green-Field Center for Psychosocial Services, contact the Howard Brown Health Center or visit its Web site,

Lyric Opera of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Every 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

Other organizations that have received grants from the Benjamin B. Green-Field Foundation include:



          A.G. Bell Elementary School

          Aidscare Chicago

          Between Friends

          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 Lighthouse

          Chicago Hearing Society

          Chicago History Museum

          Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra

          Children of Peace School

          CORE Center

          Council for Jewish Elderly

          Emergency Fund

          Illinois Fire Safety Alliance

         Indianapolis Museum of Art

          Interfaith House

          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 Illinois

          Pass Pregnancy Care Centers

          Polish American Association

          Pickleberry Pie, Inc.

          Providence St. Mel School

          Rainbow House

          Roseland Christian Ministries

          SOS Children's Villages

          Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure

          The Night Ministry

          Tuesday's Child












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