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Design Grant Application

Pro Bono Preliminary Design Services


The following application is intended for those who have been directed here through their responses to our questions regarding organization type or who have been directed here by Collaborative staff.

A non-refundable $250 fee must be paid with the submission of this application. Once the Collaborative receives your completed application, a design professional from the staff will contact you to arrange a design consultation which will consist of an interview, site visit (as applicable), and advisory services. The consultation will provide $500 to $1,000 in services from a design professional to advance your project.

If your application is selected to receive a design grant, your $250 application fee will be deducted from the administrative fee required with each core grant to offset the Collaborative’s direct costs. See our FAQs for information about fees. 

Organizations receiving design grants will be expected to contribute their time and take an active role in the design process. For example, you may be asked to provide additional background information or coordinate community task force meetings, volunteer team meetings, and site visits. These responsibilities and others unique to your design grant will be agreed upon and detailed in a letter of agreement which outlines your design grant’s volunteer, team, scope, and time frame. 

Apply to be considered for a design grant by completing our application. The Collaborative receives and reviews applications on a rolling basis. We award design grants on a quarterly basis. 

Use this button to pay the application fee, and you will be redirected to an online application (see a sample application here). The application can be saved and returned to as needed. 

If your organization is not a 501(c)(3) and you have not spoken with Collaborative staff, if your organization does not own the prospective project site, or if you have additional questions about the application. Please contact Heidi Segall Levy, Director of Design Services, at 215.587.9290 x111 or



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