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


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.


A Word from Jeff Glaze, ABHOW Foundation President »

11/19/2015 2:46 pm

The July 7 announcement of ABHOW’s plans to affiliate with the nonprofit senior living provider be.group, located in Glendale, California, may have donors wondering what changes that will mean for the ABHOW Foundation. The short answer: Not many.


Fund Brings Art to Affordable Housing »

11/19/2015 2:36 pm

Sometimes, the act of picking up a paintbrush says more than words ever could. That’s one reason that Dianamaria Baciarelli wanted to offer an art class at Vineyard Village.


The Terraces of Phoenix Starts Concert Series »

10/21/2015 10:50 am

Starting on Sept. 20, the Foundation committee at The Terraces of Phoenix began sponsoring a series of three concerts held in their new Yoshiko Binick Community Center and in the pavilion breezeway.


Foundation Gets Ready for 19th Annual Golf Classic »

8/6/2015 3:37 pm

It’s that time again! The 19th Annual ABHOW Foundation Golf Classic will be held Monday, Oct. 26, at Blackhawk Country Club in Danville, California.


New Fund Enhances Life in Beacon Communities »

8/6/2015 3:34 pm

Having the best equipment for health and wellness programs is important. But equipment only goes so far.


Grand Lake Gardens Holds Largest Fundraiser to Date »

8/6/2015 3:31 pm

In both the amount raised and the level of community-wide involvement, the fourth annual fundraising gala at Grand Lake Gardens in Oakland, California, exceeded expectations.