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.

If you would like to be considered for a grant in 2017, 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:  


Meeting Dates:

September 13th

September 27th

November 1st

November 15th

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


Meeting Dates:

August 30th

September 13th

October 27th

November 13th

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