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Abell Direct Investments
The Foundation’s portfolio includes direct investments in highly innovative companies that promote important social objectives, create jobs, and are located in, or agree to relocate to, Baltimore City. Fostering promising technologies that offer attractive returns and environmental and social benefits is a significant part of the Abell Foundation’s investment activities. Consistent with its mission of finding innovative solutions to significant social issues, the Foundation has allocated a portion of its investment portfolio to early-stage companies that offer significant social and economic benefits. The Foundation’s investments also include long-term commitments to a select group of capital-intensive, potentially game-changing technologies.
Venture Capital, Equity Capital, Foundational
The Abell Foundation is dedicated to the enhancement of the quality of life in Maryland, with a particular focus on Baltimore. The Foundation is committed to being an agent of change by:- supporting efforts to solve systemic social, economic and environmental problems;- providing research to better inform civic conversation about relevant issues; andinvesting in new technologies that have the potential to benefit society.The Foundation places a strong emphasis on opening the doors of opportunity to the disenfranchised, believing that no community can thrive if those who live on the margins of it are not included.The Foundation’s work falls into three categories – Grants, Publications, and Direct Investments.