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 2015 annual report, "Giving More."



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ABHOW Foundation Stories


Giving With Appreciated Stock »

2/17/2016 9:11 am

So you’re ready to put that stock you purchased years ago to good use. But where to start?


Piedmont Gardens Relaunches Foundation Committee »

2/17/2016 9:09 am

To create a community of giving. That’s the goal of the new Piedmont Gardens Foundation Committee.


What is Your Legacy: Charlotte Martinelli »

2/17/2016 9:07 am

Charlotte Martinelli’s service on the Grand Lake Gardens Advisory Board and the ABHOW Foundation Board of Directors shows she is a woman of conviction.


A Word from Jeff Glaze, ABHOW Foundation President »

2/17/2016 9:03 am

This past year was a busy one for the ABHOW Foundation. Thanks to the kindness of donors, many new funds emerged.


Local Foundation Committees Work for Purpose »

2/17/2016 8:58 am

The January grand opening of the Ronald Reagan Memory Support Suites at Las Ventanas is a testament to what a community is capable of when it works toward a shared mission. 


Golf Classic Enriches More Lives »

1/13/2016 10:49 am

The 19th Annual ABHOW Foundation Golf Classic brought with it great golf and even greater generosity.


What is Your Legacy: Earl Knobloch »

11/19/2015 3:02 pm

Earl Knobloch found his passion for education as a junior high school teacher. And when he moved to The Terraces at San Joaquin Gardens in 2011, he was determined to keep that passion going.


End-of-Year Giving Makes a Difference »

11/19/2015 3:01 pm

As the giving spirit of the holiday season mingles with thoughts of year-end tax benefits, it’s time to consider charitable donations.


Judson Park Gala Goes to Branson »

11/19/2015 2:58 pm

“HOWWW-DEE! I’m just so proud to be here!”


Sustainable Giving Leaves a Lasting Impression »

11/19/2015 2:50 pm

Giving has been part of Carolyn Leontos’ life since childhood, and is even more so now as chair of the Foundation committee at Las Ventanas, where she has lived for almost four years.