Working To Enhance The Quality Of Life
In Baltimore And In Maryland.

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Financial Overview

In the past three decades, the Foundation has sharpened its focus to address complex challenges to break through cycles of urban poverty.

The Abell Foundation places a priority on supporting efforts that enhance the quality of life in the areas of education, workforce development, health and human services, community development, criminal justice and addiction, conservation and environment, and arts and culture.  The Foundation is among the largest private foundations in Maryland with assets of more than $350 million.

Below is a financial overview of how grants were distributed for the year 2020:

Dollar amount of grants approved in 2020


Number of grants approved in 2020


Average size of grant approved in 2020


Range: lowest/highest

$500 - $1,000,000