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Supporting meaningful causes around the world

Quinn Emanuel has a longstanding commitment to supporting meaningful causes around the world through its charitable foundation.

Over the last 13 years, the firm has donated millions of dollars to a variety of causes, including natural disaster relief, cancer research, veterans services, legal aid services, violence intervention, and education. What follows are examples of charitable projects in which the firm has been involved.

Nepal Earthquake

In April 2015, the devastating 7.8 magnitude Gorkha earthquake in Nepal killed more than 8,000 people, injured more than 21,000, and destroyed the homes and schools of hundreds of thousands more. In collaboration with The Mountain Fund, the QE Foundation is facilitating the development of the Mankhu Emergency Center, the first comprehensive shelter for disasters and emergency preparedness in Nepal.

Once complete, the center will offer a medical clinic and lab, a kitchen capable of feeding 150 people daily, a sleeping area for 150, restrooms, a tailoring center to produce clothing, solar and other backup power systems, 10,000 gallons of fresh water, a FM radio, and trained facilities management personnel. The Mankhu Emergency Center will provide future disaster relief, something that was severely lacking at the time of the quake.


In March 2011, Japan had a devastating earthquake and tsunami, in which tens of thousands of people lost their lives. Entire towns disappeared. Through Quinn Emanuel’s Tokyo office and the QE Foundation, and in collaboration with All Hands and OGA for Aid, the firm donated funds to support victims and rebuilding efforts.

These efforts helped reconstruct and re-soil the town of Ofunato, clean and restore its homes, and build a park for children who were not allowed to play outside because of glass, chemicals, and oil in the soil and grass after the tsunami subsided. The town dedicated the park to Quinn Emanuel.

The firm also devoted itself to saving Koishihama, a 30-family fishing village that subsisted on scallop farming. Koishihama’s port was rendered unusable, forcing many families to leave without any source of subsistence. Quinn Emanuel helped rebuild the port and preserve the town.


In April 2016, Ecuador experienced its worst natural disaster in nearly seven decades—a 7.8 magnitude earthquake that killed more than 600 people, injured more than 27,000, and left thousands homeless. Roads were badly damaged, bridges collapsed, power was disrupted, and soccer stadiums had to be used as makeshift relief centers and morgues. The Ecuadorean President declared a state of emergency.

The timing of the earthquake could not have been more devastating, as the country was already experiencing a significant economic downturn. In the aftermath, Quinn Emanuel raised significant funds to help Ecuadorian Red Cross aid workers distribute essentials, including food, water, mattresses, medicine, and other necessary supplies to survivors in need.

For many years Quinn Emanuel has participated in food, clothing, and gift drives that serve the less fortunate.
  • The firm contributes annually to the Los Angeles Food Bank’s “Food from the Bar” campaign by collecting food, volunteering time, and donating funds toward Food Bank operations. The most recent food drive yielded an extraordinary 1.9 million meals for hungry families throughout Los Angeles County.

  • The San Francisco office participates in a toy and diaper drive in collaboration with San Francisco Fire Fighters and local charity Help a Mother Out.

  • The Washington, D.C. office collaborates with Bread for the City, a nonprofit legal services organization that provides food, clothing, healthcare, legal assistance, and social services to low-income D.C. residents.

  • The Los Angeles office hosts an annual “Holiday Wish Tree” to support Five Acres, a nonprofit organization devoted to child abuse prevention, treatment, and education.

  • The New York office hosts a month-long donation drive in December in which clothing, shoes, school supplies, books, toys, and housewares are collected and contributed to the local Salvation Army chapter.

  • In collaboration with Ronald McDonald House Charities, the Hamburg office donates holiday gifts to families staying at Ronald McDonald Houses—"homes away from home" that allow families to live close to their hospitalized children at little or no cost.


Quinn Emanuel’s Sydney office participates in “Steptember,” an annual charity event run by the Cerebral Palsy Alliance, which provides support services to thousands of people with cerebral palsy and other physical disabilities. The Alliance challenges participants to take 10,000 steps every day during the month of September.

In 2015, Steptember raised $3,992,438.65 in Australia and $5,307,030.41 worldwide to pay for equipment, therapy, and research into cerebral palsy treatments.

Cerebral Palsy ALLIANCE Formerly known as The Spatic Centre STEPTEMBER

In October 2012, the greater New York metropolitan area was struck by Hurricane Sandy. New York’s state government estimated that 305,000 housing units were damaged or destroyed, and the cost of those damages exceeded $70 billion.

Quinn Emanuel’s New York office, in collaboration with a local relief organization, donated time and money to the relief efforts. Attorneys and staff volunteered to clean up the homes and community of hurricane victims in Far Rockaway, NY, and helped set up a collection center for people to donate essentials to the cause.

In recent years, the QE Foundation has supported many other nonprofit and charitable organizations including the following:
  • 826 National Inc.
  • 826NYC
  • ABA Fund for Justice & Education-JIOP
  • Academy Foundation
  • Advocates for Children of New York
  • Aidan’s Red Envelope Foundation
  • AIDS/LifeCycle
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Ali Forney Center
  • American Cancer Society
  • Anti-Defamation League
  • Appleseed
  • Asian American Bar Association of NY
  • Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund
  • Bhutan Foundation
  • Brazil Foundation
  • CAL Independent Scholars Network
  • Career Gear, Inc
  • CaringKind
  • CATS Foundation
  • CDC Foundation
  • Center for Reproductive Rights
  • Children of Bellevue, Inc.
  • Children’s Scholarship Fund
  • City Bar Justice Center
  • Cold Spring Harbor Library Friends Foundation
  • Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto
  • Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation
  • Dress for Success Worldwide
  • East Harlem Tutorial Program
  • Equal Justice Works
  • Federal Bar Council
  • Fordham Law School (Outlaws)
  • FreeFrom
  • Friends of Island Academy
  • Fund for Modern Courts
  • Girls Incorporated of New York City
  • Goddard Riverside Community Center
  • Greater New York Councils, B.S.A.
  • Greenwich House
  • Her Justice
  • Hospital for Special Surgery Fund Inc.
  • Hudson Guild
  • Human Rights WatchInner City Law Center
  • Inner-City Scholarship Fund
  • International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution
  • Joan’s Wish List
  • Justice Resource Center Inc.
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
  • Kizuna Foundation
  • Law Foundation of Silicon Valley
  • Legal Aid Foundation of LA
  • Legal Aid Justice Center
  • Legal Aid Society
  • LeGal Foundation
  • Legal Services NYC
  • Legal Services of Hudson Valley
  • Lesbian & Gay Community Services Center Inc.
  • Los Angeles Police Foundation
  • Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford
  • Maple Street School
  • Melanoma Research Alliance Foundation
  • Mexican American Bar Foundation
  • Minority Corporate Counsel Association
  • NAACP Legal Defense Fund
  • National Center for Law and Economic Justice (NCLEJ)
  • National Legal Aid & Defenders Association
  • National LGBT Bar Foundation
  • Navy Seal Foundation
  • NCJW NY Section
  • New York City Police Foundation
  • New York Lawyers for Public Interest
  • New York Police & Fire Widows’ Children’s Benefit Fund
  • New York State Court Clerks
  • Office of the Appellate Defender
  • Pace Women’s Justice Center
  • Paralyzed Veterans of America
  • Police Athletic League
  • Pro Bono Partnership
  • Red Cross
  • Refugees International
  • Schools, Mentoring & Resource Team
  • SelfHelp Community Services Inc
  • Service Fund of NOW-NYC
  • Silicon Valley Law Foundation
  • Social Giving Network
  • South Asian Bar Association
  • Susquehanna University
  • Teach for America
  • The Books for Kids Foundation
  • The Brees Dream Foundation
  • The Dan Marino Foundation
  • The Historical Society of the New York Courts
  • The Honorable Tina Brozman Foundation, Inc.
  • The Lustgarten Foundation
  • The Mountain Fund
  • The Power to Care Fund
  • The UCLA Foundation
  • UC Regents (UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital)
  • UC San Diego Foundation
  • UJA-Federation of New York
  • USC Barbara Gitlitz Cancer Research Fund
  • USC Catholic Center
  • Violence Intervention Program
  • Volunteers of Legal Services
  • Western Center on Law & Poverty
  • Western Justice Center Foundation
  • Wounded Warrior Project