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 2013 annual report, "High Impact."



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ABHOW Foundation Stories


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.


Las Ventanas Residents Raise $1.5 Million for The Grove »

7/30/2014 1:22 pm

When new residents move into The Grove at Las Ventanas next fall, they can thank their fellow residents for making the community a reality.


A Word from the ABHOW Foundation President »

7/30/2014 1:18 pm

How early is too early? I’ve heard from many residents that “the end of the year just creeps up on me!”


Plan Now for Holiday Giving »

7/30/2014 1:08 pm

You might wait until the last day to finish shopping for the winter holidays, but there’s no need to procrastinate when it comes to year-end giving.


Foundation Committees Spearhead Financial Information Sessions for Residents »

5/22/2014 9:00 am

Financial planning is always important, particularly for older adults. Even when a plan is in place, it’s a good idea to understand current financial markets and trends.


Understanding Legal Terms When Planning Ahead, Part II »

5/22/2014 6:29 am

Many residents and their families can be confused by the variety of legal terms used when planning for their estate or finances.


Community Committees Help Keep Foundation Strong »

5/21/2014 11:38 am

For Rosa James, a member of the Foundation committee at Grand Lake Gardens in Oakland, the good work the group does is based on the theme of doing good for all.