Our Mission

May Abreu and Francis Abreu

The Abreu Trust, located in Atlanta, GA, was created by May Patterson Abreu to honor her husband, Francis Luis Abreu. The Trust’s mission is to strengthen the communities in which we live by supporting organizations that meet critical community needs in the areas of animal welfare, children’s and senior services, as well as organizations focused on those most at risk due to grave health issues and difficult social circumstances. Our geographical focus is Metropolitan Atlanta (Fulton, DeKalb, Cobb, and Gwinnett counties), where the Abreu’s work and reside. We prioritize efforts that can best leverage our philanthropic dollars and promote the legacy of our founders.

As Atlanta’s first “Woman of the Year” in 1943, May P. Abreu was celebrated for her numerous charitable deeds. She not only gave to countless individuals, but her good will extended to organizations such as the Humane Society of Atlanta, the Humane Society of South Coastal Georgia (formerly the Humane Society of Glynn County), Saint Joseph’s Hospital of Atlanta (formerly Saint Joseph’s Infirmary) and the American Red Cross.

Francis L. Abreu was a renowned architect who’s work reflected his interest in Spanish and Mediterranean architectural style. His influence can be seen in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, The Cloister on Sea Island, Georgia and multiple homes in south coastal Georgia. Playwright Eugene O’Neill lived in an Abreu-designed home on Sea Island.

The Abreu legacy continues with May and Francis’s grandchildren and great grandchildren, all of whom live in the metro Atlanta area. We strive to continue the tradition of philanthropy by providing grants which support the community in which we live.