We invest in organizations that possess capable & courageous leadership
Our strategic priorities are to meet basic human needs such as food, water, shelter, education, and healthcare...
We are dedicated to cultivating and investing in innovative and impactful solutions that foster inclusive communities...
Encourage inclusion, equity, justice, and the uplifting of people and populations that face challenging circumstances...
In 1946, Dan and I embarked upon a marriage that has been in retrospect one long honeymoon. It has been perfect in every way and just like the one my own parents enjoyed. We have been soul mates who get along famously and are the very best of friends.
We have three wonderful sons, who are a constant inspiration to us. When I look back over the years, I wouldn’t change a thing even if I had a chance to do just that. You can’t improve upon perfection!
- Florence E. Green
Firstrust Bank, originally known as First Federal Savings and Loan of Philadelphia, was started by Dan’s father, Samuel A. Green, in the kitchen of his mother’s South Philadelphia home when he recognized the need for a community bank.
Firstrust Bank has been family-owned and part of the Philadelphia community for 86 years. Three generations of the Green family - Samuel A., Daniel B. and Richard J. - have been at the bank's helm during that time.
We invest in organizations that possess capable and courageous leadership, innovative approaches to addressing social problems and injustices, and a fierce commitment to making a substantial impact.
Our strategic priorities are to meet basic human needs such as food, water, shelter, education, and healthcare; to build life skills and relationships through opportunity, education, and medical research; and to commit to the sustainability of our shared Earth with a primary focus on where we live, work, and play, and Israel.
We are dedicated to cultivating and investing in innovative and impactful solutions that foster inclusive and interconnected communities so that individuals and communities flourish and reach their full potential.
We believe that the work of the Foundation should be guided by compassion and encourage inclusion, equity, justice, and the uplifting of people and populations that face challenging circumstances.
Honoring our traditions, we operate with respect for Jewish values, a deep sense of gratitude, a desire to strengthen connections to family and society, cultivate a life of significance, a commitment to lifelong learning, fun, and adventure, and leading by example.
Samuel A. Green
Samuel A. Green, one of eight children, was born and raised in a small Hungarian farming town. Sam joined his family in Philadelphia in 1905, putting down roots and quickly becoming involved in the local community. Recognizing the opportunity to support the needs of the community, Sam started a savings and loan that is now a third-generation, family-owned bank. The Samuel A. Green Scholarship Program is one of the ways that we commemorate him and his commitment to helping others, while helping to support the needs and the dreams of young people in the community.Learn More