Advancing Initiatives That Change Lives

Our firm and colleagues are committed to supporting our communities. Learn how we contribute through volunteering, mentorship, and thought leadership.

Civic Leadership Video


Our Civic
Leadership Priorities

Our firm and our colleagues are committed to expanding opportunity and supporting the vibrant communities in which we live and work. Our civic leadership focuses on advancing innovative approaches to society’s most pressing challenges and helping our communities thrive.

Increasing Access
to Education

Empowering students to succeed by increasing access to high-quality education, advancing STEM learning, closing the digital divide and diversifying finance.

Advancing Innovation in
Healthcare and Science

Supporting efforts to advance discovery in medicine and push scientific frontiers to improve outcomes for people and the planet.

Invigorating Global

Backing vital cultural institutions, improving public spaces and tackling barriers to opportunity by contributing our time, resources and expertise.

Meaningful Change

The civic leadership of our firm and our colleagues has had a profound impact on students, families and communities around the world.


Griffin Scholars supported since 2016

I can fulfill my dreams, learn from the greatest minds in my field and make friends who I know I will stay close to for the rest of my life.

Isaiah, Griffin Scholar


Students newly connected to broadband internet, reducing Chicago’s digital divide by more than 2/3

Internet should be essential as food, water, a place to stay. Chicago Connected is a blessing to me. I'm hopeful for my daughter's future.

Yolanda, Parent

Healthcare and Science

Imaging of alpha-synuclein in the living human brain—a critical step towards understanding Parkinson’s

An imaging tracer to see Parkinson’s in the living brain would revolutionize research. Now we can bring our decade-long search to the next level.

Debi Brooks, CEO and Co-Founder of The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research


Meals provided by Greater Chicago Food Depository to address food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic

This generous aid ... has demonstrated the true spirit of our city, rising up as one Chicago to help our neighbors.

Lori Lightfoot, Mayor of Chicago

Applying Our Talents for the Greater Good

Our people are problem-solvers who apply their expertise to make a difference. From day one, our colleagues can get involved in initiatives that align with their passions and skills.

From our newest hires to our most experienced leaders, everyone is empowered to contribute through volunteering, mentorship and thought leadership.

Our Impact Fellows program offers incoming employees an innovative way to work directly with cutting-edge nonprofit partner organizations that are leveraging data and technology to improve lives.

When compatible with their other obligations, future colleagues get a chance to use their technical skills and time between roles to support nonprofits by solving problems in engineering, computer science, data science and technology.

Mentors are invaluable for developing personal and professional skills. Students need mentors to support career discovery and provide real-world exposure to the finance industry. We prioritize mentorship within our firm, and we believe it is equally critical to the success of people in our community.

For this reason, our firm and our colleagues play an active role in providing underserved students and young professionals with mentors, growth opportunities and professional connections. Currently, our people are mentoring students through our partnerships with Thrive Scholars and The Greenwood Project.

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