Support for the Homeless

The William S. Abell Foundation supports organizations that provide services for the homeless 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:

  • Homeless shelters;
  • Transitional Housing;
  • Services for the homeless.
  • 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 the homeless:


A Wider Circle, Inc.

9159-C Brookville Road

Silver Spring, MD 20910


Anchor Mental Health Association

1001 Lawrence Street NE

Washington, DC 20017


Anne Frank House, Inc.

2850 Quebec Street, NW

Washington, DC 20008


Bethesda Cares, Inc.

7728 Woodmont Ave

Bethesda, MD 20814


Boarder Babies Project, LTD.

524 Irving Street, NW

Washington, DC 20010

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Byte Back

815 Monroe Street NE

Washington, DC 20017


Calvary Women's Services, Inc.

110 Maryland Avenue NE Suite 103

Washington, DC 20002


Capital Interfaith Hospitality (Network)

4200 Butterworth Place NW

Washington, DC 20016


Capitol Hill Group Ministry

421 Seward Square SE

Washington, DC 20003


Catholic Charities' Mt Carmel House

924 G Street NW

Washington, DC 20001


Central Union Mission

1350 R Street NW

Washington, DC 20009


Christ House                                                             

1717 Columbia Road NW       

Washington, DC 20009


Community Family Life Services

305 E St NW

Washington, DC 20001


Community Ministries of Rockville                       

30 Courthouse Square #200

Rockville, MD 20850


Cornerstone Community                                         

2720 Ontario Road NW

Washington, DC  20009


DC Central Kitchen, Inc.

425 2nd Street NW

Washington, DC 20001


Diane's House, Inc.

2623 Bladensburg, Rd., NE

Washington, DC 20018


Downtown Cluster Congregations                       

1313 New York Ave NW                                                                  

Washington, DC 20005


Dwelling Place

610 E Diamond Avenue Suite 300

Gaithersburg, MD 20877


Father McKenna Center

19 E Street NW

Washington, DC 20001


Friendship Place

4713 Wisconsin Avenue NW

Washington, DC 20016


Georgetown Ministry Center

1041 Wisconsin Ave NW

Washington, DC 20007


Green Door

1623 16th St., NW

Washington, DC 20009


Homeless Children's Playtime Project, Inc.

1525 Newton Street, NW

Washington, DC 20010


Hope and a Home, Inc.

1439 R Street NW

Washington, DC 20009


House of Ruth                                                          

5 Thomas Circle NW                                  

Washington, DC 20005


Housing Opportunities Community Partners, Inc.

10400 Dentrick Ave

Kensington, MD 20895


Housing Unlimited, Inc.

1398 Lamberton Drive Ste G1

Silver Spring, MD 20902


Ignatian Volunteer Corps

218 11th St NE

Washington, DC 20002


Institute of Urban Living, Inc.

3536 Minnesota Ave SE

Washington, DC 20019


Interfaith Works Inc

114 W Montgomery Ave

Rockville, MD 20850                                                             


Jesuit Volunteer Corps

801 St. Paul Street

Baltimore, MD 21202



1526 Pennsylvania Ave SE

Washington, DC 20003


Joseph's House, Inc.

1730 Lanier Place NW

Washington, DC 20009


Jubilee Housing, Inc.

1640 Columbia Road

Washington, DC 20009


Jubilee Jobs

2712 Ontario Road NW

Washington, DC 20009


Lifestyles Inc

612 East Charles

La Plata, MD 20646


Mary House

4303 13th St NE                                                                            

Washington, DC 20017


Mentoring Today

2309 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE

Washington, DC 20020


Mission of Love Charities, Inc.

6180 Old Central Avenue

Capitol Heights, MD 20731-0544


Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless

600 B East Gude Drive

Rockville, MD 20850


N Street Village, Inc.

1333 N Street NW

Washington, DC 20005


Neighbors' Consejo

3118 16th Street NW

Washington, DC 20010


New Endeavors by Women

611 N Street NW

Washington, DC 20001


Nick's Place

4604 W Caroline Ave

Beltsville, MD 20705                                                  


Open Arms Housing

57 O Street NW

Washington, DC 20001


Pathways to Housing DC

101 Q Street, NW, Suite G

Washington, DC 20002


Perry School Community Services Center, Inc.

128 M Street, NW, Suite # 100

Washington, DC 20001


Project Create

2401 Virginia Avenue NW

Washington, DC 20037


Project ECHO, Inc.

300 Main Street

Prince Frederick, MD 20678


Rachael's Women's Center

1222 11th St NW

Washington, DC 20001


Ready Willing and Working Inc

30 Massachusetts Ave NE

Washington, DC 20002


St. Luke's House

6040 Southport Drive

Bethesda, MD 20009


Samaritan Inns, Inc.                                                 

2523 14th St NW                                                                         

Washington, DC 20009


Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington

1516 Hamilton Street NW

Washington DC 20011


So Others Might Eat

71 O Street NW

Washington DC 20001


Stepping Stones Shelter

PO Box 712

Rockville, MD 20848


Street Sense, Inc.

1317 G Street NW

Washington, DC 20005



715 I Street NE

Washington, DC 20002


The National Organization of Concerned Black Men

1313 L Street, NW, Suite 111

Washington, DC 20005


The Salvation Army

2626 Pennsylvania Ave NW

Washington, DC 20037


The Shepherd's Table, Inc.

8210-A Colonial Lane

Silver Spring, MD 20910


The Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless

1200 U Street NW

3rd Floor

Washington, DC 20009


Transitional Assistance Program (TAP)

Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church

One Chevy Chase Circle, NW

Washington, DC 20015


Transitional Housing Corporation

5101 16th Street NW

Washington, DC 20011


United States Veterans Initiative

1712 14th Street NW Suite 3-1

Washington, DC 20011


Unity Health Care, Inc.

1220 12th St, SE, Suite 120

Washington, DC 20003


Visitor Services Center

1422 Massachusetts Ave SE

Washington, DC 20003


Volunteers of America, Inc.

7901 Annapolis Road, Suite 200

Lanham, MD 20706-1334


Woodley House, Inc.

1221 Taylor Street NW

Washington, DC 20011


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