William Blair Global Community Partners

Our signature employee-inspired program where select organizations receive catalytic financial and human capital.

A key component of William Blair's mission is to engage in our communities. Our employee-inspired philanthropic approach empowers our colleagues to actively invest in the communities where we live and work. Through employee engagement initiatives in each global office, our colleagues around the world are making a difference.

William Blair’s signature Global Community Partners program allows us to differentiate and invest in organizations through which our donations create catalytic change through significant and skills-based volunteer opportunities.

Employee-led committees and working groups drive the structure and strategy of William Blair’s global engagement initiatives. Financial empowerment for first and next-generational wealth earners, increasing access to capital for diverse entrepreneurs, and career development opportunities for youth are examples of the depth of our global Community Engagement programs.

Our Global Community Partners

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Provides people in need with warm food, clean water, and other resources where they live.

ShowerUp.org | Chi-Care.org

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City Year


Developing the skills and mindsets of children and youth adults to contribute to strong, vibrant communities.

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CAL Nerds


Creating a sense of belonging for underrepresented students from non-dominant backgrounds to creative a diverse STEM workforce.

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Inspiring and educating people about food waste, food security, and sustainability through food rescue programs.

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Ongoing and Past Partners

Bernie's Book Bank
Bildungsstätte Anne Frank
Blessings in a Backpack
Build NYC
By the Hand Club For Kids
Center for Urban Families
Chicago Children's Choir
City Harvest, London
City Year, Los Angeles
Comer Children's Hospital
Cool Girls
Cradles to Crayons
First Fruits Farm
Golden Apple
Greater Chicago Food Depository
Growing Home
Hands On London
Kelly Brush Foundation
Lenox Hill Neighborhood House
Midtown Education Foundation
Music Institute of Chicago
Nativity Preparatory School
New England Homes for the Deaf
One Goal
Reading Partners
Refugee & Immigrant Transitions
R.O.C.K Real Options for City Kids
Ronald McDonald House Charities, Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana
Ronald McDonald House Charities, United Kingdom
Sozialwerk Pfarrer Sieber
Urban Initiatives
Whole Kids Foundation

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