Support for Abused Women and Children

The William S. Abell Foundation supports organizations that provide services for abused women and children as part of our core mission with grants that are awarded quarterly that typically do not exceed $25,000 per grantee.

Grant requests must be from nonprofits operating in:

  • The District of Columbia;
  • Montgomery, Prince George’s, Charles, Calvert, and St. Mary’s counties in Maryland.

The Foundation will consider applications for:

  • Emergency legal and social services;
  • Crisis counseling for individuals and families;
  • Victim relief services;
  • Health services;
  • Financial assistance;
  • Transitional housing;
  • Other services for abused women and children.
  • The Foundation will not consider applications for:

  • Consecutive year grants
  • 501 (c) (3) organizations that do not have a 509 (a) (1) or (2) status or not included in Section 170(b)(1)(A)(i),(ii), (iii), (iv), (v) or (vi) on your IRS Letter
  • Organizations that perform, sponsor or promote abortion
  • If you are a previous grantee, we must receive a copy of your final report on PhilanTrack before we can accept another application

Our recent grants supporting abused women and children:



Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center

1012 14th Street NW Suite 450

Washington, DC 20005


Aunt Hattie's Place, Inc.

17734 Norwood Road

Sandy Spring, MD 20860 



1707 Kalorama Road NW

Washington, DC 20009


Bethany Christian Services of Maryland

2130 Priest Bridge Drive Ste 9

Crofton, MD 21114


Bethel House, Inc.

6810 Floral Park Rd

Brandywine, MD 20613


Boat People SOS, Inc.

817 Silver Spring Ave Ste 110

Silver Spring, MD


Bright Beginnings, Inc.

128 M Street, NW

Washington, DC 20001


Catholic Charities' Angel's Watch Program

P O Box 613

Hughesville, MD 20637


Center for Adoption Support and Education, Inc.

4000 Blackburn Lane Suite 260

Burtonsville, MD 20866


Center for Child Protection and Family Support

714 G Street SE

Washington, DC 20003


Center for Children, Inc.

6100 Radio Station Road

La Plata, MD 20646


Children's Hospital Foundation

111 Michigan Ave NW

Washington, DC 20010


Community Advocates for Family and Youth

9201 Basil Court

Largo, MD 20791


Court Appointed Special Advocate of DC

919 18th Street NW Suite 510

Washington, DC 20006                                 


Court Appointed Special Advocate of Montgomery County

1010 Grandin Ave B-3

Rockville, MD 20851


Court Appointed Special Advocate of PG County    

6525 Belcrest Road Ste 211

Hyattsville, MD 20782


Crossway Community, Inc.

3015 Upton Drive

Kensington, MD 20895


DC Volunteer Lawyers Project                                

5335 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Suite 440

Washington, DC 20015


District Alliance for Safe Housing, Inc.

PO Box 91730

Washington, DC 20090


District of Columbia Coalition Against Domestic Violence

1718 P Street St T-6

Washington, DC 20036



2000 G Street NW

Washington, DC 20052


Family Crisis Center of Prince George's County

3601 Taylor Street

Brentwood, MD 20722


Family Place, Inc.                                                     

3309 16th St NW                                                                        

Washington, DC 20010


Foster & Adoptive Parent Advocacy Center

1438 Rhode Island Ave, NE

Washington, DC 20018


Hearts & Homes for Youth, Inc.

1320 Fenwick Lane Suite 800

Silver Spring, MD 20910


House of Ruth Maryland, Inc.

2201 Argonne Drive

Baltimore, MD 21218


Ionia R. Whipper Home

2000 Channing St, NE

Washington, DC 20018


Kidsave International

5165 MacArthur Blvd NW

Washington, DC 20016


Leah's House, Inc.

P. O. Box 203

Callaway, MD 20620


Lutheran Social Services

4406 Georgia Ave NW

Washington, DC 20011       


Metropolitan Center for Assault Prevention

11501 Georgia Ave, Suite 403

Wheaton, MD 20902


My Mother's House, Inc.

P O Box 1014

Beltsville, MD 20704

Unknown Website Address


My Sister's Place                                                                              

P O Box 29596

Washington, DC 20017

Unknown Website Address


National Center for Children and Families

6301 Greentree Road

Bethesda, MD 20817


North Capitol Collaborative

200 K Street, NW, Suite 3

Washington, DC 20001


Second Genesis, Inc.

8611 Second Avenue

Silver Spring, MD 20910-3372


The DC Children's Advocacy Center (Safe Shores)

429 O Street NW

Washington, DC 20001


The Promise Resource Center

29958 Killpeck Creek Court

Charlotte Hall, MD 20622


The Rebecca Project for Human Rights

2029 P Street, NW, Suite 301

Washington, DC 20036


Travelers Aid International Inc.                                     

1612 K St NW Suite 206

Washington, DC 20006


Walden Sierra Corporation

26845 Point Lookout Road

Leonardtown, MD 20650


Women's Center                                                      

1025 Vermont Ave Ste 310                                                             

Washington, DC 20005



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