Corporate Social Responsibility

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At Fenwick, we’re dedicated to putting down roots in our communities that go beyond the reach of our legal expertise. Community service provides every person in the Fenwick community with a chance to give back. From kids, to seniors, to veterans — where there is a need, we collectively strive to fill it.​

We’re proud of the institutional structure we have created to help our employees give back. By offering the Fenwick community two full days off each year specifically for volunteering, we have made service an integral part of our working environment. Our goal is simple: to c​reate engaging, rewarding volunteer opportunities that benefit the broader community as well as our own Fenwick volunteers.

“At Fenwick we take pride in giving back to the communities in which we live and work. We take to heart our responsibility to our neighbors, and we value ​the deepened understanding, perspectives and connections that comes from our community service activities. We’re also committed to finding new ways to serve our communities that reflect the generosity and authentic interests of the many tremendous people at Fenwick.” – Richard Dickson, Firm Chair

For questions about Corporate Social Responsibility at Fenwick, please contact our CSR Team​.


Food Insecurity

Food Insecurity IconWe’re dedicated to helping alleviate the problem of food insecurity in our communities. From coast to coast, our offices participate in activities ranging from canned food drives to food bank volunteer days; we donate to and volunteer with organizations including the Second Harvest Food Bank, Rise Against Hunger and the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank. Over the past two decades, Fenwick has been a donor to the Ecumenical Hunger Program, an organization which serves low-income individuals in Silicon Valley.


Looking Out for Kids

Food Insecurity IconSupporting kids means supporting the most vital and vulnerable members of our communities. From helping schools in underserved areas to supporting families in transitional housing and providing mentorship and jobs skills training for youth in underserved communities, our staff and attorneys are committed to investing in young people. When it comes to kids, our Seattle office shines with their crucial support of the Ryther Center, a mental health and addiction center for children and teens.


Focusing on Homelessness

Food Insecurity IconWe share our resources where they’re needed most. In addition to our ongoing relationships with local food banks and youth-focused organizations, we’re committed to serving those facing homelessness in our communities. In the past, our efforts have included coat, clothing, and shoe drives, linen drives, and volunteer support for local organizations such as LifeMoves, Hamilton Families, Coalition for the Homeless, Wellspring Family Services, Loved Twice, Project Homeless Connect, and the St. Anthony Foundation.


Natural Disaster Relief

Food Insecurity IconWhen disaster strikes, Fenwick is there. Our staff and lawyers raise money to give in times of crisis, assisting communities across the country and beyond U.S. borders in times of critical need. Throughout the years, we have mobilized to support communities affected by floods, hurricanes, wildfires, and other natural disasters.



Food Insecurity IconAs a community, Fenwickians have committed to environmental sustainability within the firm and beyond. Fenwick’s Green Team regularly hosts environmental education events for employees, including speaker series and an Earth Day Expo. The Green Team has also facilitated the redoubling of efforts to make office waste disposal more environmentally friendly, and hosts volunteer opportunities with organizations that focus on sustainability. Outside the office walls, our staff and attorneys participate in a wide range of environmentally-friendly efforts, including beach cleanups and volunteer events at public gardens and other green spaces.


Fenwick Family Community Impact Weekends

Food Insecurity IconWe believe in sharing our service work with the communities that matter most to us. That’s why we organize two Family Community Impact Weekends every year: to engage our loved ones in the Fenwick culture of meaningful service. One of these weekends is dedicated to serving people in need within our communities and the other is devoted to environmental restoration efforts. Working in locations ranging from beaches to parks to public schools, our staff and attorneys — alongside their families — come together to give back.

View this video​ from our inaugural Family Community Impact Weekend where Fenwick lawyers and staff, along with their families, volunteered at East Palo Alto Charter School, helping the students and their families clean the school garden and organize the library.


Little Things to Brighten Lives

Food Insecurity IconCompassion is at the core of Fenwick CSR. On top of our wide-reaching community service and charitable giving work, we make an effort to connect with our neighbors who need it most. We have made Valentine’s Day cards for seniors and veterans, decorated journals for women and children who have survived domestic violence, and donated over 100 pounds of candy to active-duty troops through Operation Gratitude. We believe in unlocking compassion and kindness to brighten the lives of those around us.