Community Engagement

We are committed to being a long-term partner to the communities in which we live and work. This is a legacy we inherited from our founder more than 85 years ago and proudly continue today.

William Blair and its foundation provide financial support to hundreds of charities every year through its grants, sponsorships, and employee matching gifts program. We are also proud to support our signature Community Partners Program, through which we provide meaningful financial support and volunteerism.

In 2020, the firm and foundation donated $3.6 million to over 900 charitable organizations in our global communities. Our current community partners in Chicago are Chicago Children’s ChoirGolden Apple, and Greenwood Project. We expanded our program to all global offices for 2020-2021 and have 11 new community partners around the world.

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Global Community Partners

We are proud of our signature Global Community Partners program, through which employees nominate organizations to receive catalytic financial support and significant volunteerism opportunities every two years.

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