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The Abington Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-05-11

At A Glance

The Abington Foundation

1422 Euclid Ave., Ste. 966

Cleveland, OH United States 44115-2001

Telephone: (216) 621-2901


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Family foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $30,745,262

Total giving: $1,386,800





Additional Contact Information

E-mail for Cristin Slesh:; e-mail for Kara McCullough:


Established in 1983 in OH - David Knight Ford was born in Cleveland in 1894. After graduating from Yale University in 1915 and serving in the armed forces during World War I, he married Elizabeth Kingsley Brooks. Mrs. Ford became a founder and first president of the Cleveland Area League for Nursing, now known as the Ohio League for Nursing, while David became a founder of Lubrizol Corporation. He also served as a member of its board of directors and as a trustee of the Lubrizol Foundation. The Abington Foundation, named for the place in New England where Mr. Ford's ancestors first settled, was created to support the values which the Fords championed and which their descendants now uphold

Purpose and Activities

The foundation was established to support organizations that promote education, health care, economic independence and cultural activities in Cuyahoga County, Ohio. The current priority is urban education.

Fields of Interest

  • Education
  • Health
  • Human services
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Adolescents
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Seniors
  • Students

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $30,745,262 (market value)

Expenditures: $1,716,333

Total giving: $1,386,800

Qualifying distributions: $1,583,024