The Abelard Foundation focuses on supporting early stage non-profit organizations. The foundation has incorporated a socially responsible investment policy for over 15 years. We also often hold our annual board of directors meetings in cities and states in which our grantees are located so that we can participate on site visits and ensure that the economic impact of our meeting goes to the communities that we support.
The board of directors meets in the late spring and 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 renewal requests.
Each year the Foundation makes approximately 15 grants, of which generally five are new. Most grants are for general support.