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

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The Abell Foundation is funding the will to find solutions through its grantmaking. 

The Abell Foundation is dedicated to the enhancement of the quality of life in Maryland, with a focus on Baltimore City.  The Foundation is committed to improving the lives of underserved populations by supporting innovative, results-oriented efforts to solve systemic social, economic, and environmental problems.  Our areas of interest are education, workforce development, health and human services, community development, criminal justice and addiction, environment and arts.

In an attempt to be responsive to the changing needs of the community, the Foundation approaches its grantmaking by:

  • responding to unsolicited requests for funding that are initiated by organizations and institutions, and demonstrate a high-priority need and a measurable impact;
  • requesting that an organization or institution submit a proposal for a special program if its purpose furthers the Foundation's goals; and
  • initiating programs that address key issues that reflect community-wide needs and show promise of impacting the quality of services and effecting long-term systemic change. 

The Foundation seeks to address complex challenges to break through the cycles of urban poverty by supporting efforts to identify solutions that are both innovative and results-oriented. 

To learn more about the application process, please click here.