June 13, 2024

Venable LLP Recognized Among Greater Washington’s Largest Companies for Charitable Giving

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Washington, DC (June 13, 2024) – The Washington Business Journal has again recognized Venable LLP with its 2024 Corporate Philanthropy Award as one of Greater Washington’s top 30 large companies for charitable giving. The annual list recognizes the region's most active and inspirational companies and nonprofits that have made a difference in their communities through both financial and volunteer philanthropic work.

“We are extremely proud to repeatedly appear on this list of most charitable companies in the Washington, DC, region,” said Michael Bigley, the Venable Foundation director. “We are celebrating the Foundation’s 40th anniversary, and this recognition is further evidence of the firm’s long-held commitment to supporting our communities through a deep culture of philanthropy.”

The Venable Foundation, which celebrates four decades of impact, is one of the oldest law firm foundations in the United States and is regularly recognized and ranked as one of the most charitable. In 2023 alone, the Foundation awarded more than $3.8 million in grants to 394 nonprofit organizations across the country. Specifically in the DC area, the Foundation committed $1.52 million. The Foundation is proudly funded by the partners of Venable LLP.

Already in the first half of 2024, the Venable Foundation, Inc. has given $308,000 to 38 organizations in Washington, DC and Northern Virginia.

The Foundation supports a wide variety of charitable, civic, and cultural endeavors and serves public interest law needs in our communities. Grantees provide a variety of programs for the community, including out-of-school activities, arts education, academic enrichment, homeless services, transitional and supportive housing, access to food, LGBTQ+ services, college access, workforce development, environmental preservation, health-based initiatives, legal services, immigration support, and numerous other programs that address issues affecting low-income individuals and domestic violence survivors.


Venable LLP is an American Lawyer Global 100 law firm headquartered in Washington, DC that serves as primary counsel to a worldwide clientele of large and mid-sized organizations, nonprofits, high-net-worth entrepreneurs, and other individuals. With more than 900 professionals across the country, in California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, New York, Virginia, and Washington, DC, the firm strategically advances its clients’ objectives in the United States and around the globe. Venable advises clients on a broad range of business and regulatory law, legislative affairs, complex litigation, and the full range of intellectual property disciplines. For more information, please visit https://www.Venable.com/.