DESIGNS FOR DIGNITY transforms nonprofit environments through pro bono design services and in-kind donations — EMPOWERING LIVES THROUGH DESIGN.
WHO WE ARE
WHY WE EXIST: Designs for Dignity was founded on the belief that every individual should have access to environments that support the wellness of the human spirit. Design is a transformational force in human life. Our physical surroundings directly impact how we feel, react, aspire, and engage. Spaces of hope, dignity, and comfort are foundations for nurturing the growth and success of every human being.
HOW WE DO IT: We harness the combined power of pro bono design, construction talent and donated materials to breathe new life into existing nonprofit spaces giving them the platform from which they can better serve individuals in their focus mission. We collaboratively design human-centric spaces rooted in the needs of each organization.
HOW WE WORK: It starts with a team. Interior designers, architects, and other industry professionals donate time to create healing environments for our service grant recipients. Manufacturers, vendors, craftsmen, clients, and showrooms provide furnishings and materials that are reused in the spaces. Individuals and community advocates round out our team to implement and carry through our mission for each project.
Are you part of a local nonprofit seeking pro bono design services? Designs for Dignity works with over a dozen organizations annually to create spaces that elevate service delivery for Chicago's nonprofits. To learn more about how D4D can assist your nonprofit download our Impact Grant Application.
Are you looking to volunteer and give back in some capacity? Designs for Dignity is always seeking talented designers, project managers and vendors to support our projects. We want your support. Sign up as a volunteer with Designs for Dignity today!
Are you looking to donate furniture or materials for one of our projects? We redeploy donated goods on several projects annually. In-kind support from manufacturers and vendors help us increase the impact of our mission. You can review the guidelines for donations here.