Welcome to the ABHOW Foundation

“When I give I give myself,” wrote the poet Walt Whitman. Charitable giving engages all of who we are – our personality and our beliefs, our history and our aspirations – and connects us to someone in need. Generosity is the foundation of community.

Since 1968 the ABHOW Foundation has nurtured communities by providing financial support to residents who require assistance. Through a variety of planned giving and charitable programs, the ABHOW Foundation enriches the lives of those who give and those who receive.

We honor the wisdom of our founders, the stewardship of our managers and board members, and, above all, the generosity of our donors. Thousand of lives have been enhanced by the work of the Foundation. We have helped our neighbors enjoy life to its fullest. That’s the legacy we share and the history we celebrate.

  • Click here to learn more about ways to give.
  • Click here to read the Foundation's 2013 annual report, "High Impact."



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ABHOW Foundation Stories


Foundation Committees Spearhead Financial Information Sessions for Residents »

5/22/2014 9:00 am

Financial planning is always important, particularly for older adults. Even when a plan is in place, it’s a good idea to understand current financial markets and trends.


Understanding Legal Terms When Planning Ahead, Part II »

5/22/2014 6:29 am

Many residents and their families can be confused by the variety of legal terms used when planning for their estate or finances.


Community Committees Help Keep Foundation Strong »

5/21/2014 11:38 am

For Rosa James, a member of the Foundation committee at Grand Lake Gardens in Oakland, the good work the group does is based on the theme of doing good for all.


What Is Your Legacy: Carol Byrne »

5/21/2014 11:03 am

Carol Byrne knew she wanted to live at Grand Lake Gardens from the minute she walked in the door.


The Terraces of Phoenix Residents Dream Big With New Community Center »

5/21/2014 10:50 am

When The Terraces of Phoenix opened the Viva Center, its revamped community activities building, in March, it was the culmination of a joint effort.


The ABHOW Foundation Remembers Dr. Richard E. Ice »

5/21/2014 9:53 am

During the 23 years he served as ABHOW’s president and CEO, Dr. Richard E. Ice helped build a solid financial foundation for the future of the company and its residents.


A Word from the ABHOW Foundation President »

5/21/2014 9:33 am

What does social accountability mean? Business Dictionary says: “Social accountability is the measure of an organization’s mindfulness of emerging social concerns and priorities of internal and external stakeholders.”


Understanding Legal Terms When Planning Ahead »

2/27/2014 5:16 pm

What is a power of attorney? Who can be covered under a privacy waiver? What is an advanced directive, such as do not resuscitate?


Martinelli Joins Board in Memory of Mother »

2/27/2014 5:05 pm

Charlotte Martinelli is grateful her mother chose to live at Grand Lake Gardens in Oakland, Calif.


What Is Your Legacy: Warren Mullen »

2/27/2014 4:48 pm

When Warren Mullen moved to Las Ventanas with his wife, Pat, three years ago, it didn’t take him long to get involved in the community.