The Albert M. Greenfield Foundation: Who We Are

topspot-imageThe Foundation, created by Albert M. Greenfield in 1953, reflected his personal ideals of service, the dignity of mankind, and the preservation of individual and civil liberties. Emphasizing grants in arts and culture, education, human services, and civic initiatives, Mr. Greenfield’s original ideals have been continuously reaffirmed and updated for contemporary relevance by succeeding generations of Foundation trustees. The Foundation’s primary goal is to strengthen the fabric of community life in the City of Philadelphia.

"Mr. Philadelphia"

Mr. Philadelphia: The Story of Albert M. Greenfield is a documentary film which recounts the extraordinary life and career of one of Philadelphia's great 20th century leaders, Albert M. Greenfield. The film features Greenfield's realization of the “American Dream,” as he works his way up from humble beginnings to become a real estate mogul, university trustee, and philanthropist as well as an advisor to church leaders, educators, mayors, governors, four Presidents of the United States, and world leaders.

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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


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