ABELL FOUNDATION, INC., THE

Financial Information

Total Assets: $317,120,237

Total Giving: $14.07 million

Area of Service:

Maryland

Areas of Interest:

Not Available

Programs

None

Grants

The following grants were reported in recent years:
HELPING UP MISSION
Baltimore, Maryland – $100,000 in 2012
CATHOLIC CHARITIES
Baltimore, Maryland – $30,000 in 2012
GOVANS ECUMENICAL DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
Baltimore, Maryland – $17,500 in 2012
FRANCISCAN CENTER
Baltimore, Maryland – $95,500 in 2012

Limitations

The Foundation does not generally fund: Ongoing operational expenses; Individuals; Sponsorships; Deficit financing; Annual sustaining funds; Travel
The Foundation does not fund: For-profit and non-tax-exempt organizations; Organizations and programs located outside of the Baltimore metropolitan area, Maryland; Educational programs at higher education institutions; Medical facilities; Individual scholarships; Fellowships; Annual operating expenses

Application submission deadlines are: 2014 Full Proposal – January 1, March 1, May 1, August 1, September 1 & November 1

Summary

The foundation has seven broad program areas of interest: community development; workforce development criminal justice and addiction; education; health and human services; conservation and environment; and arts and culture. Within these areas, the foundation invites requests for demonstration projects, feasibility studies, strategic planning, capital improvements, new construction, and equipment, program development and enhancements, research, and program-related investments.

Additional

Type of Grantmaker: Independent foundation
Incorporated in 1953 in MD.

Quick Facts Sheet
URL:

http://www.abell.org/

Located in:

Baltimore,

Maryland

United States

Contact Information / Process

Tel: (410) 547-1300

Fax: (410) 539-6579

Email: [email protected]

Address:
ABELL FOUNDATION INC
111 S CALVERT ST STE 2300
BALTIMORE , Maryland 21202-6174

Contact: Robert C. Embry, Jr., President

Procedure:
Should the foundation be interested in the preliminary proposal, the applicant will be asked to submit a formal and detailed application. Downloadable application form is available on the foundation’s Web site. Application form required. Applicants should submit the following:
1. Copy of IRS Determination Letter
2. Copy of most recent annual report/audited financial statement/990
3. Listing of board of directors, trustees, officers and other key people and their affiliations
4. Detailed description of project and amount of funding requested
5. Copy of current year’s organizational budget and/or project budget
6. Additional materials/documentation
Initial approach: Letter (1-2 pages)
Copies of proposal: 1
Board meeting date(s): Bimonthly
Deadline(s): Jan. 1, Mar. 1, May 1, Aug. 1, Sept. 1, and Nov. 1
Final notification: Within 1 week of board meetings
Additional information: Unless contacted by a foundation trustee, communications with individual trustees regarding proposals are discouraged. However, the staff welcomes inquiries by mail or phone regarding the grantmaking process and specific questions about individual proposals. A site visit may be requested by a program officer after the full proposal has been received and

Donors & Leadership

Directors:
Robert C Embry Jr, President
Gary Black Jr, Chairman
Anne Lafarge Culman, Vice President
Frances M Keenan, Vice President For Finance
Eileen M O’rourke, Treasurer
Esthel M Summerfield, Secretary
George L Bunting Jr, Trustee
Jacqueline Hrabowski, Trustee
Robert Garrett, Trustee
Sally Michel, Trustee
Shepherdson W Abell, Trustee
Stephon Jackson, Trustee

EIN:

526036106