Design Grant

Posted by Community Design Collaborative on May 8, 2017

Apply for a Design Grant
The Collaborative’s Design Grants offer pro bono preliminary design services to nonprofit organizations in greater Philadelphia. Design Grants are responsive; they offer a package of preliminary design services tailored to the specific needs of each nonprofit.

Design Grants typically provide between $15,000 and $35,000 in preliminary design services donated by volunteers with expertise in architecture, landscape architecture, engineering, cost estimating, historic preservation, interior design, urban design, city planning, lighting design, graphic design, and more.

We encourage all organizations interested in receiving design services from the Collaborative to fill out the application below. There is no fee to apply. However, when your organization is awarded a Design Grant, you will pay an administrative fee to offset the Collaborative’s direct costs. See our Nonprofit FAQs for more information about fees.

Nonprofit organizations receiving Design Grants will also contribute their time and take an active role in the design process. You may be asked to provide additional background information or coordinate 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 the letter of agreement.

Fill in what you know so far about the project, and a completed application will result in a site visit by a registered architect where further details and questions will be discussed.

If your organization is not a 501(c)(3), do not own the project site, or if you have questions about the application, contact Heidi Segall Levy, Director of Design Services, at (215) 587-9290 x111, or

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