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.

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  • Click here to read the Foundation's 2013 annual report, "High Impact."


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ABHOW Foundation Stories


Golfers Tee It Up to Benefit ABHOW Residents »

11/13/2014 1:43 pm

Golfers of all ages and skill levels hit the links for a good cause on Oct. 27, when Blackhawk Country Club in Danville, California, hosted the 18th Annual ABHOW Foundation Golf Classic.


A Word from the ABHOW Foundation President »

11/3/2014 10:22 pm

“Thank you.” Those are simple words that seem to have been forgotten these days. Clerks, waiters and cashiers now say “there you go,” “have a good one,” or “I gotcha.” What happened to offering thanks?


Residents, Team Members Raise Funds for Future Care »

11/3/2014 10:06 pm

Planning Grand Lake Gardens’ annual endowment dinner seemed overwhelming when about a dozen residents and team members began poring over spreadsheets, schedules and checklists six months ago.


Plan Early for the Perfect Gift: A Charitable Donation »

11/3/2014 9:56 pm

As with holiday shopping, many people wait until the last minute to make charitable donations. But waiting until the final hour in both cases may mean that those gifts aren’t ready in time.


What Is Your Legacy: Harvey Zimmerman »

11/3/2014 9:48 pm

Harvey Zimmerman, a resident at The Terraces at San Joaquin Gardens in Fresno, California, has a motto: “Be engaged and productive every day.”


Virtual Tour Offers New Perspective on Resident Challenges »

11/3/2014 6:26 pm

People with memory loss face daily challenges to concentrate on even simple tasks. Team members gained a deeper understanding of those challenges through training that gave them a small but moving look into what those people experience.


Golfing for a Great Cause »

7/30/2014 2:23 pm

Mark your calendars for the 18th Annual ABHOW Foundation Golf Classic at the Blackhawk Country Club in Danville, Calif., on Oct. 27!


ABHOW Foundation Finds Support in Generous Residents »

7/30/2014 2:06 pm

The ABHOW Foundation’s mission is to provide financial support to residents in need. However, the charitable relationship with residents is not one-sided.


Foundation Committee Raises Money With Bar-B-Q Roundup »

7/30/2014 1:51 pm

Whatever the occasion, residents of The Terraces at San Joaquin Gardens in Fresno, Calif., are always eager to help the Foundation committee raise money.


What Is Your Legacy: Carolyn Leontos »

7/30/2014 1:29 pm

Serving her neighbors has always been a priority for Carolyn Leontos. Whether it is with her church in Las Vegas or the Foundation committee at Las Ventanas, she rarely misses an opportunity to help those around her.