To help support the essential workers putting themselves at risk for the rest of us every day – and the charities serving those in even greater need during this crisis – the firm and Baird Foundation have allocated $500,000 to be deployed through donations in select markets as noted below. The funds will be used to support COVID-19 relief efforts in these areas, many of which have been hit hard by the pandemic.

Organization Designated Gift
The Boston Foundation MA COVID-19 Relief Fund
United Way of Metropolitan Chicago Chicago Community Covid-19 Response Fund
Mile High United Way Colorado COVID Relief Fund
Food Bank of the Rockies COVID-19 Relief
FairShare - Food Bank COVID-19 Relief
National Emergencies Trust (NET) Coronavirus Appeal
Community Foundation of Louisville COVID-19 Response Fund
United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County COVID19 Urgent Needs Fund
Greater Milwaukee Foundation MKE Responds Fund
City Harvest COVID-19 Relief
Northwest Harvest COVID-19 Hunger Response Fund
United Way of King County COVID-19 Community Relief Fund
University of Washington UW Medicine Covid-19 Response Fund
North Texas Food Bank COVID-19 Relief
Texas Medical Center COVID-19 Relief
Tarrant Area Food Bank COVID-19 Relief
Houston Food Bank COVID-19 Relief
The Minneapolis Foundation OneMPLS
Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation St. Paul Bridge Fund
Second Harvest Heartland COVID-19 Relief


Knowing associates in all of our markets may want to help while still abiding by shelter at home requirements, Baird has also increased the limits on matching contributions for individual associates’ charitable donations so they can offer greater support in their own communities during this incredibly challenging time.