The Design Grant Program gives nonprofits and communities access to pro bono preliminary design services to strengthen their missions and neighborhoods. In 2018, we matched over 150 volunteer design professionals with local nonprofits. They donated $832,922 in pro bono preliminary design and 7,246 hours of community service through 17 design grants.
Working together, nonprofits and volunteer design professionals engaged communities, put visions down on paper, and developed the tools needed to gain support, raise funds, and build transformative projects. Their work has the potential to impact the lives of nearly 200,000 Philadelphians, most of who are experiencing economic hardship.