Charitable Giving


Kirkland proudly supports charitable groups, legal service organizations and law schools that are positively impacting communities around the world. - Andrew McGaan, President and Director, Kirkland & Ellis Foundation


The Kirkland & Ellis Foundation is a major financial component of our Firm’s corporate social responsibility efforts. Firm partners fund the Foundation through annual contributions, and Kirkland employees, associates and partners can have their individual charitable contributions matched through the Foundation’s employee matching program.

The Foundation has provided monetary support to charitable and law-related organizations worldwide since its founding in 1982. Each year, the Foundation supports hundreds of charitable efforts and organizations that enhance communities, including many focused on groups that improve the administration of legal services.

Donations to 1,350+ Organizations

in 2023

$21 Million+ in Donations and Commitments

in 2023

"Because of [Kirkland], we can fight every day to protect and empower immigrants in our country."

– Immigration Equality

Law & Business School Giving

The Kirkland & Ellis Foundation provides financial support to leading law and business schools around the country and abroad. A number of schools have used our financial gifts to fund law chairs, minority scholarships and public service fellows.

Schools that have received some of the Foundation’s most significant gifts include the University of Chicago Law School, Columbia Law School, Harvard Law School, University of Michigan Law School, Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law and Stanford Law School.