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


Committees Welcome New Leadership »

8/11/2016 5:38 pm

As new ABHOW Foundation committee chairs, Jim Dunn and Mike Levy are looking forward to helping their neighbors experience better, fuller lives. 


Dry Leaves Legacy at The Terraces of Los Gatos »

8/11/2016 5:28 pm

Thelma Dry loved the opera. Even after her retirement, she stayed involved in her passion, becoming a patroness to local companies and volunteering with the West Bay Opera, expanding the “Opera in the School” program from just a few schools per season to nearly 50.


Beatson-ABHOW Fund Touches More Lives »

8/11/2016 5:22 pm

Carol DeGrenier was surprised to be diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at age 52, but she got straight into treatment.


Exercise Equipment Provides Recreation and Relief »

8/11/2016 4:42 pm

When Arbor Vista added a Zaza exercise machine to its fitness center, residents were hesitant to try it out. So, Administrator Yvette Ochoa led by example.


A Word from the President »

8/11/2016 4:36 pm

We set an ambitious goal this year to better meet the needs of ABHOW communities by encouraging donors to take advantage of charitable gift annuities, an investment that benefits both the Foundation’s mission and donors’ own finances.


Memory Support Suites Meet Needs, Fulfill Vision »

8/11/2016 4:21 pm

When a spouse faces memory challenges, the idea of living separately due to specialized care needs is troublesome. At Las Ventanas, the Ronald Reagan Memory Support Suites eases those worries.


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.