The Abrams Foundation initially focused its support on science and educational projects in Michigan, but has since expanded its reach to include other initiatives. Endowed by the late Talbert “Ted” Abrams and his wife, Leota, both pilots, in the 1960s, the foundation is 100 percent run by members of their family. Each family member on the board of directors has developed new relationships with partners based on personal areas of interest, including high school robotics, hunting and fishing for the disabled, and supporting families of children battling cancer. The foundation supports organizations across the state, with many located in metro Detroit. Current grant recipients include Beaumont Health, Leader Dogs for the Blind, and Eisenhower Dance Detroit. The foundation has supported the creation of the Abrams Planetarium at Michigan State University and the Abrams Genealogy Collection at the Michigan Archives.