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 2014 annual report, "The Fruits of Our Labor."



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ABHOW Foundation Stories


Giving Gets Easier for Team Members »

5/26/2015 1:40 pm

The ABHOW Foundation depends on support from both residents and team members to enhance the well-being of people in ABHOW communities.


Glen Campbell Film Screening Raises Money for The Grove »

5/26/2015 12:55 pm

When legendary country musician Glen Campbell was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2011, he was told he would never play guitar again.


The Terraces of Phoenix Rededicates Donor Wall »

5/26/2015 12:52 pm

We can never thank our donors enough.


What is Your Legacy: William and Louise May »

5/26/2015 12:50 pm

When William and Louise May returned to Bakersfield, California, in 1976, they never planned to leave.


New Foundation Committee Members Hit Ground Running »

5/26/2015 12:48 pm

Marilyn Smith didn’t expect to advocate for seniors one week after joining Judson Park’s Foundation committee.


A Word from Jeff Glaze, ABHOW Foundation President »

5/26/2015 12:46 pm

What is the ABHOW Foundation’s future? Which funds and endowments have the greatest impact? How can we encourage more people to give?


Memorial Fund Enriches Lives at The Grove »

5/26/2015 12:42 pm

Sharing stories across the dinner table. Passing holiday dishes between family and friends. Helping Mom drop spoonfuls of cookie dough for a special treat.


Library Named for Late Resident »

2/12/2015 12:18 pm

The late Orville Armstrong knew how to run a library. So when he moved to Valle Verde in 1985, he went to work on the community’s library.


Small Groups Go for Large Goal »

2/12/2015 12:12 pm

Plymouth Village has set its sights on a big goal: raising $4.5 million to double its benevolence endowment.


Rosewood Foundation Committee Hosts a Magical Evening »

2/12/2015 12:08 pm

It was a night of magic, with playing cards appearing under dinner plates and an unsuspecting guest’s watch materializing in a magician’s pocket.