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Giving Back

Committed to the Community.

Baird has a long tradition of giving back to the communities where our associates live and work. Our firm's core values and beliefs encourages us and our clients to consider ways to give back, while also providing us the opportunity to do so.

Our team is committed to supporting the communities by volunteering our time and leveraging our resources. Our ongoing commitment to building relationships in the community and empowering associates to get involved is central to our firm.

Baird Gives Back

Many of our associates across the firm team up during Baird Gives Back Week, an event held annually in the spring, to serve local community organizations that are in need of help.  

Find out more about the causes we are passionate about below:

Catholic Community Foundation of Minnesota

Catholic Community Foundation of Minnesota

As the nation’s largest community foundation serving Catholic philanthropy, CCF has distributed more than $100 million in grants on behalf of its donors and partners since its formation in 1992.

The Catholic Community Foundation stewards the financial resources of Catholic individuals, families, parishes, and institutions. We help Catholics know the joy that comes from expressing faith through giving.

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The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library

The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library


Even in a city that loves its libraries, public funding isn’t enough for libraries to provide all the important resources that residents seek.

The Library, part of the City of Saint Paul, depends on The Friends to support those resources. As an independent nonprofit, The Friends invests in libraries so that they, and the communities they serve, thrive.

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Hennepin Healthcare Foundation

Hennepin Healthcare Foundation


Hennepin Healthcare Foundation has the honor of connecting the generosity of the community to the mission of Hennepin Healthcare. Our unique position of being Minnesota's largest level one trauma center, safety net, and public teaching hospital offers innovative ways to influence the health of our community. 

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Cristo Rey Jesuit High School

Cristo Rey Jesuit High School


Our Corporate Work Study Program (CWSP) involves all students working one day per week at partner companies to fund half their tuition and gain relevant and meaningful work skill training. While working in entry-level positions, students acquire desirable job experience and marketable skills, and also graduate high school with an impressive resume and exposure to a wide variety of careers.

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Saint Paul Jewish Community Center

Mission: We strengthen the Greater St. Paul community by nurturing physical, intellectual, social and spiritual growth in an inclusive environment defined by Jewish values and culture.

Our Vision: The St. Paul JCC continues to be a vibrant, engaged and thriving community center welcoming a diverse and expanding membership. The JCC will create new and unique ways for members and the community to experience, appreciate, deepen and enrich their connection to contemporary Jewish culture. The Center will recognize and embrace change to meet emerging needs, imagining the possible, within and beyond its walls.

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Saint Paul Chamber of Commerce

When you invest in a St. Paul Area Chamber membership, you’re not only investing in your future you are supporting the economic vitality of our entire Twin Cities Region. Whether you’re a young professional looking for networking and career development, a small business cultivating your supply chain, or an executive shaping the landscape of our community, we offer exceptional programming to meet your needs. Our networking events and professional development programming are educational, fun, and meaningful..

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NET Ministries:

NET Ministries challenges young Catholics to love Christ and embrace the life of the Church. Every August, 175 young Catholics aged 18-28 leave behind their jobs, school, family, and friends to devote nine months to serving with the National Evangelization Teams (NET). Divided into 16 teams, they travel across the U.S. for nine months to share the Gospel with young people and their families. Since 1981, NET teams have led over 34,000 retreats and ministered to more than 2.1 million young Catholics.

NET Ministries

Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis:

Catholic Charities strengthens families and works to end poverty and homelessness in the Twin Cities. With programs for children, families and adults most in need, Catholic Charities annually helps 32,000 people, regardless of faith. 

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Northern Star Scouting:

Has a mission of positive youth development and our vision recognize the interconnectedness of our community and our desire to help all young people. We prepare young people to be leaders and individuals of strong character by helping them discover and live by the principles of Scouting.

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