Dorsey & Whitney Foundation

The Dorsey & Whitney Foundation was formed in 1982 by partners of Dorsey & Whitney LLP committed to supporting charitable causes in the communities where Dorsey attorneys and their families live and work.  

The Foundation is a tax exempt organization funded primarily by Dorsey partners.  It supports a wide variety of organizations, programs and projects that contribute to the cultural, civic, educational and social welfare of our communities, with particular emphasis on organizations that provide legal services to the disadvantaged and organizations in which Dorsey partners and other attorneys participate actively as board members and volunteers.  The organizations supported by the Foundation reflect the diversity of interests and talents of Dorsey attorneys, as well as the depth of commitment of Dorsey attorneys to the well-being and cultural vitality of their communities. 

Each year, the Foundation makes direct grants to approximately 200 organizations across North America, in addition to supporting hundreds more organizations through its partner and non-partner attorney matching program.

Grant Application Process

The Foundation board meets twice year (usually in May and November) to consider grant requests. To request a Foundation grant, please see the funding guidelines and application form below. 

For more information about The Dorsey & Whitney Foundation please contact: 

Rose Wilson, Community & Legislative Administrator 
(612) 340-2847

View the Dorsey & Whitney Foundation guidelines.

Download the Dorsey & Whitney Foundation application.