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The Abelard Foundation is a family foundation, with offices on both the east and west coasts that has been making grants in support of progressive social change since 1958.

Abelard Foundation-East (Abelard East) focuses its grantmaking on projects operating east of the Mississippi River. The board of directors meets in the late spring and the late fall each year to make grantmaking decisions. The average grant size is $10,000. While grants are approved for one year, the Foundation will consider two one-year renewal requests.

Each year the Foundation makes approximately 15 grants, of which generally five are new. Most grants are for general support.


Groups located west of the Mississippi may be eligible for support from Abelard Foundation-West. See their website at www.commoncounsel.org for further information.