How we can help

No matter the struggle, The Clara Abbott Foundation is here to provide financial support when
Abbott employees and retirees need it the most.

Financial Assistance

For eligible Abbott families who are struggling to afford their basic needs, we provide need-based grants to help them meet their financial obligations.

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College Scholarships

We provide need-based scholarships to help the dependent children of Abbott employees attend accredited post-secondary schools.

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Disaster Assistance

When disaster strikes, we are there to support Abbott families with financial assistance to access food, clothing, shelter or other essential living needs.

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Who we help

The Clara Abbott Foundation was created to help Abbott employees and retirees in financial need around the world. In order to be eligible for our support, you must be either a:

Current Abbott Employee

A current Abbott employee with at least one year of continuous service

Former Abbott Employee

A former employee who was at least age 50 with a minimum of 10 years of continuous Abbott service on their last day with the company

Other eligibility requirements may apply for specific services. Abbott contractors and temporary workers are not eligible.

The Clara Abbott Foundation

The Clara Abbott Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping Abbott families through challenging financial situations.

Over the past 80 years, The Foundation has helped thousands, from current employees to retirees, facing some of life’s most challenging financial situations. This was Clara’s wish. And we are honored to be there when our Abbott Family needs us the most.

About us

Giving hope.
Changing lives.

We invite you to meet some of the Abbott individuals and families we’ve helped.

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We’re ready to help

For Abbott employees, retirees, and their families, The Clara Abbott Foundation is here to provide compassionate, confidential support in times of need.

In order to provide financial assistance or scholarships, we need to fully understand your situation. Therefore, personal information and various documentation will be requested and required throughout the process. In some cases, we will verify information with HR or Abbott.

Financial Assistance College Scholarships

Have you been impacted by a disaster?

Please contact us at +1-847-937-1090 or 1-800-972-3859 or email us at AskClara@abbott.com.

Before applying, we ask that you consider three things:
  1. Review the eligibility requirements:
  2. Be prepared to be open, honest, and forthcoming about your specific needs and situation throughout the process.
  3. Any misrepresentation of a situation, including fraud, deceit, or concealment with regard to information on an application or obtained during the consultation process will have consequences as defined by the Abbott Business Code of Conduct.