Skip to main contentycrsebwx

William S. Abell Foundation, Inc.


Last Updated: 2016-12-27

At A Glance

William S. Abell Foundation, Inc.

(formerly Charles S. Abell Foundation, Inc.)

2 Wisconsin Cir., Ste. 890

Chevy Chase, MD United States 20815-7033

Telephone: (301) 652-2224


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $63,230,883

Total giving: $4,548,109




Established in 1985 in MD

Purpose and Activities

The foundation primarily awards grants quarterly to help the hungry, intellectually disabled, homeless, abused women and children, and to assist at-risk pregnant women in delivering and caring for their infants. Grants typically do not exceed $25,000.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

Margaret Abell Powell Fund

The fund was created to support theater and ballet in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area (including the counties of Montgomery, Prince George's Charles, Calvert, St. Mary's and Arlington, and the city of Alexandria, VA). Support will be given to local organizations producing English language, mainstream theater and classical ballet. Emphasis will be given to organizations which support specific performances, the staging or choreography of pieces, and the training of young artists. Applications for this program will be accepted for: 1) the underwriting of specific performances, 2) the training of actors, actresses, performers and dancers, and 3) the staging and choreography of specific pieces.

Fields of Interest

  • Abuse prevention
  • Ballet
  • Child abuse
  • Food aid
  • Homeless services
  • Human services
  • Theater
Population Groups
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Females
  • Homeless people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • People with intellectual disabilities
  • People with psychosocial disabilities

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $63,230,883 (market value)

Expenditures: $5,662,466

Total giving: $4,548,109

Qualifying distributions: $4,993,134