VC  Abell Foundation

     Office Locations:

111 South Calvert Street, Suite 2300
Baltimore, MD 21202-6174
Phone: 410-547-1300
Fax: 410-539-6579



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  • Education & Training
  • Energy & Clean Tech
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Real Estate & Construction



    Founded a half century ago, the Abell Foundation awards dollars to various programs, including its own venture investments. Among the Foundation's investments are positions in companies that create jobs in Baltimore and promote various social objectives. The Foundation has seven broad program areas of interest: community development; workforce development; education; health and human services; conservation and environment; and arts and culture. In 2013, the Abell Foundation awarded $10,256,348 in grants ranging from $500 to $500,000.

    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Eileen O'Rourke CFO
    Frances M. Keenan Senior Vice President
    Robert C. Embry President


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