In addition to the firm's pro bono work, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati established the WSGR Foundation more than 20 years ago. The foundation serves as a vehicle for the firm and its members to provide financial support to community organizations such as the Bay Area Legal Aid, the Law Foundation of Silicon Valley, National Center for Youth Law, WildAid, The Tech Museum of Innovation, La Raza Centro Legal, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, and Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence. To date, the WSGR Foundation has donated over $10.5 million to more than 600 nonprofit organizations nationwide.

Commencing in 2008, the foundation began providing support for the California Bar Foundation's Diversity Scholarship Program, to assist incoming first-year law students from groups historically underrepresented in the legal profession who have committed to attend a California law school and have a financial need and a desire to make an impact in the community.