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 2012 annual report, "Seeing the Possibilities."



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ABHOW Foundation Stories


Las Ventanas Residents Raise Funds for The Grove »

11/21/2013 12:38 pm

There is no goal too big for members of the Las Ventanas Foundation Committee.


Board Member Gives Back to Others »

11/21/2013 11:46 am

Chris Pereira’s life changed when his mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease three years ago. Desperate to better understand her illness, he became his mother’s caregiver and knew he had to learn more about older adults.


What Is Your Legacy: Randall Stamper »

11/21/2013 11:19 am

Randall Stamper has worked with a lot of nonprofit organizations, but he’s most proud of his experience with ABHOW.


A Word from the ABHOW Foundation President »

11/21/2013 10:47 am

Every so often the mail brings word from an attorney or a family member of a bequest made by an ABHOW resident who has recently passed away. Often the Foundation wasn’t even aware that the resident had included his or her retirement community in their estate.


Bequests Leave Communities With a Legacy of Caring »

11/8/2013 2:04 pm

Despite service in the U.S. Navy during World War II, Beryl Corey is not a fan of swimming. Still, the 13-year resident of Rosewood realized his neighbors were in dire need of a swimming pool.


A Word from the ABHOW Foundation President »

9/15/2013 5:26 pm

When Terry Barnett opened the doors at Rosewood Community Church in 2009, he had no idea his congregation would give more than $90,000 to the Rosewood Foundation over the next four years.


Golf Game Leads to Board Position »

9/15/2013 5:14 pm

Al Salottolo has played golf all his life, but never thought his love of the game would open the door to a spot on the ABHOW Foundation board of directors.


What Is Your Legacy: John Taylor »

9/15/2013 4:57 pm

John Taylor left a lasting impression in every area of his life — schoolteacher, accountant, business owner, church leader.


ABHOW Increases Affordable Housing Funds »

9/15/2013 4:48 pm

There’s more financial assistance now available for ABHOW residents in need, thanks to recent increases in both the affordable housing endowment and the Margaret Weitkamp Fund to Assist Affordable Housing Residents.


Charitable Gift Annuities: Heart of the ABHOW Foundation »

9/15/2013 4:39 pm

Valle Verde resident Helen Chuan remembers her mother always saying, “’It’s more blessed to give than to receive.’”