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The Foundation works to perpetuate Mr. Greenfield’s work and creative energy by helping to improve and enhance the lives of individuals, especially youth and those with special needs.

The Foundation gives priority consideration to organizations that identify innovative approaches to entrenched problems. Rather than play a passive grant-making role, the Foundation prefers to serve as a partner with grantees, collaborating with them and monitoring their progress.

Although he was an idealist and visionary, Mr. Greenfield was also a hardheaded pragmatist. In that spirit, the Foundation will fund only discrete programs with clear objectives that achieve measurable results.



The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society

Empowering People Through Horticulture

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Through its Philadelphia Green program, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) has worked for more than 30 years in partnership with residents, community groups, government, and businesses to empower people through horticulture and transform the urban environment through greening.  Begun as a neighborhood gardening project in 1974, Philadelphia Green has helped hundreds of city residents launch vibrant community gardens. These gardens replace blight with beauty and help forge community bonds among people of varied backgrounds, often serving as catalysts for further neighborhood revitalization.

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Highlighted Grantees

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia: Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society: Empowering People Through Horticulture

University of Pennsylvania's Dr. John Fantuzzo: Making Urban Education Work for Children

The Academy of Natural Sciences Albert M Greenfield Digital Imaging Center: Harnessing Technology for Museum Research, Information and Education