OVERVIEW: The Morrison & Foerster Foundation supports local, national, and international organizations conducting work on behalf of girls and women.
IP TAKE: This corporate funder supports organizations located in communities in which it has offices in the United States and abroad.
PROFILE: The partners at the law firm Morrison & Foerster established the Morrison & Foerster Foundation in 1986. According to Morrison & Foerster, its foundation is one of the oldest charitable foundations in the United States affiliated with a law firm. Main areas of grantmaking interest address helping disadvantaged children and providing pro bono legal services to low-income individuals. The foundation also supports organizations working in health, food, shelter, and the arts.
Although the foundation does not directly name girls and women's-related causes as an of grantmaking interest, its tax filings indicate an interest in this funding field. For example, past grantees include Mother’s Choice USA for Mother’s Choice and La Casa de las Madres. Grants typically range between $5,000 and $50,000. To learn more about Morrison & Foerster Foundation grantees, explore its annual report.
The foundation only considers funding for organizations sponsored by Morrison & Foerster lawyers or staff. It is not currently accepted unsolicited grant applications or requests for funding.
- Jamie Levitt, Director and Chair, New York
- Kenneth Kuwayti, Director and President, Palo Alto
- Scott Llewellyn, Director and Vice President, Denver
- Nancy Thomas, Director and Vice President, Los Angeles
- Lawrence Yanowitch, Director and Vice President, Northern Virginia
- Brian Kramer, Director and Vice President, San Diego
- Ruth Borenstein, Director and Vice President, San Francisco
- Jaclyn Liu, Director and Vice President, San Francisco