CONTACT

Sophia N. Marquez
Program Director

Venable Foundation

"An unwavering commitment to the welfare of the communities in which we live and work has been a hallmark of the firm."
-Benjamin R. Civiletti, Retired Partner and Past Chair, Venable

Established in 1983, The Venable Foundation works to promote the health and well-being of the communities where Venable's clients and attorneys work and live.

In 2016, the Foundation gave more than $3 million in contributions to a wide variety of organizations, continuing a long tradition of unparalleled giving which complements the pro bono legal work and community service of Venable attorneys and staff. Our contributions placed us in the top five law firms nationally with regard to charitable donations.

The Foundation supports a wide range of civic, cultural and charitable endeavors as well as public interest law and legal education:

  • Children's services are a major focus, as is funding for disadvantaged families and individuals.
  • Homeless shelters and food programs receive special attention.
  • Community organizations are important to Venable, as are hospitals, hospices and local chapters of national health organizations.
  • The Venable Foundation also supports a wide range of educational, artistic and cultural events and organizations.

The needs of recipients are brought to the attention of the Foundation by Venable attorneys and staff who are often contributing their time and talent to those causes.

Recognizing both dollar and in-kind contributions, the Washington Business Journal and Baltimore Business Journal have reported that Venable is among the region's leading corporate philanthropists.

We are no longer accepting applications for 2017. Our online application portal will reopen in January 2018. If you would like to be considered for a grant in 2018, please fill out the Venable Foundation Grant application. First time applicants should create an account using the "New Applicant" link. If you have an account from prior years and need to reset your password, please do so by selecting the "Forgot Password" link. **Please note that the application functions best when using Internet Explorer.**

If you are a Washington DC, Virginia, Los Angeles or San Francisco applicant, please see the application deadline information below:  


Deadlines:

Meeting Dates:

March 26th

April 12th

June 4th

June 19th

September 3rd

Septemper 18th

October 29th

November13th


If you are a Baltimore or New York applicant, please see the deadline information below: 


Deadlines:

Meeting Dates:

March 26th

April 10th

June 4th

June 21st

September 3rd

Septemper 20th

October 29th

November 15th


*The Venable Foundation does not contribute to religious organizations or religiously affiliated organizations.