The Abney Foundation

The Abney Foundation is a private foundation, founded in 1957, with offices at 100 Vine Street in Anderson, South Carolina.

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100 Vine Street                     

Anderson, SC 29621             

(864)964-9201 phone                     

(864)964-9201 fax


Our History


The Abney Foundation (FAQ) was originally formed in 1957 by Mrs. Susie Mathews Abney, widow of Mr. John Pope Abney, the founder of Abney Mills in Greenwood, SC. At that time, five trustees, including Mrs. Abney, were appointed to govern the trust. The principal office was located in Greenwood, SC. At her death in 1969, Mrs. Abney left a sizeable bequest to The Abney Foundation.


The mission of The Abney Foundation is to aid organizations that are operated exclusively for educational, religious, charitable, scientific, and literary purposes. The highest priority is placed on higher education.


To date a total of $50,862,823 has been awarded to various organizations.


2013-14 Abney Scholarship Recipients


We are pleased to announce the 568 students awarded Abney Scholarships for 2013-14. Congratulations!


Colleges and Universities


Higher education is the primary focus of The Abney Foundation. We are proud to have Abney Foundation Scholarship endowments at fourteen colleges and universities across the state of South Carolina.


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