OVERVIEW: The Morrison & Foerster Foundation supports local, national, and international mental health organizations.
IP TAKE: This corporate funder supports organizations located in communities in which it has offices.
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 interests are helping disadvantaged children and providing pro bono legal services to low-income individuals. The foundation also supports organizations working in the fields of health, food, shelter, and the arts.
Grants typically range between $5,000 and $50,000 and while mental health is not a named area of interest for the foundation, its tax filings indicate an interest in this funding field. For example, the Global Fund for Mental Health is a past grantee, having received an award for its work in mental health education, stigma reduction, and capacity building within the global mental health community. 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