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


Residents Explore Passions in the Classroom »

11/4/2016 8:36 am

Elvis and Buddy Holly. Women as change agents in politics. Volcanology. All are topics that residents of Judson Park in Des Moines, Washington, explored in college-level classes this fall.


What’s Your Legacy: Beatson Leads Lifelong Fight Against Diabetes »

11/4/2016 8:34 am

Thomas J. Beatson Jr. defied Type 1 diabetes for nearly 75 years, determined to live a full life and devote his time, energy and money to combating the disease.


Endowment Bequests Provide Essential, Enduring Gifts »

11/4/2016 8:33 am

A bequest has the potential to parlay years of smart saving into the ultimate act of kindness for fellow residents, ABHOW Foundation President Jeff Glaze says.


A Word from the ABHOW Foundation President »

11/4/2016 8:28 am

Charitable giving is an act of generosity traditionally associated with checkbooks and envelopes for many of us. However, there are many ways to give — some that don’t necessarily involve postage and a check.


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.