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The Green Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-08-12

At A Glance

The Green Foundation

(formerly Leonard I. Green Foundation)

225 S. Lake Ave., Ste. 1410

Pasadena, CA United States 91101-4855


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-11-30)

Assets: $150,723,324

Total giving: $9,554,354





Additional Contact Information

Contacts for grant requests and inquiries: Kylie Wright, Sr. Prog. Dir., tel.: (626) 793-6200, ext. 1, e-mail:, Elena Hermanson, Prog. Dir., tel.: (626) 793-6200, ext. 2. or Julianne Green, Fdn. Admin., tel.: (626) 793-6200, ext. 4, e-mail:


Established in 1994 in CA - Leonard I. Green was a pioneer in the development of the leveraged buyout industry and founded his company Leonard I. Green & Partners, L.P. in 1989

Purpose and Activities

Giving primarily for the arts, education, and human services, with a secondary focus on special projects. Preferential attention will be given to institutions that exhibit a history of achievement, good management, and a stable financial condition; significant programs with the promise of making a measurable impact; and programs that are self-sustaining and that will not necessitate continued dependence on the foundation. The foundation's mission is to uncover new opportunities, encourage growth, and ultimately effect positive change within those institutions that best reflect the foundation's core focus areas and the communities they serve.

Fields of Interest

  • Arts and culture
  • Education
  • Human services
Population Groups
  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Ethnic and racial groups
  • Homeless people
  • Infants and toddlers
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Military personnel
  • People with disabilities
  • People with hearing impairments
  • People with HIV/AIDS
  • People with physical disabilities
  • People with psychosocial disabilities
  • Seniors
  • Substance abusers
  • Terminally ill people
  • Victims of crime and abuse
  • Multipurpose centers

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-11-30

Assets: $150,723,324 (market value)

Gifts received: $350,000

Expenditures: $11,311,988

Total giving: $9,554,354

Qualifying distributions: $9,554,354

Giving activities include:

$9,554,354 for 331 grants (high: $250,000; low: $5,000)