APPLY FOR A GRANT
Designs for Dignity was founded on the belief that every individual should have acess to environments that support the wellness of the human spirit. Limited resources often prevent non-profits from creating environments that preserve dignity for the people they serivce. A Designs for Dignity Impact Grant provides pro-bono services from interior designers to non-profit organizations seeking to transform their phsyical spaces, empowering them to better service their constituents.
Designs for Dignity has a rolling application cycle with applications reviewed quarterly. A Designs for Dignity Impact Grant is NOT a financial grant. We provide the following pro-bono DESIGN services: Interior Design • Lighting Design • Graphic Design • Landscape Design
To learn more about how D4D can assist your nonprofit, download our Impact Grant Application.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
IS THIS A FINANCIAL GRANT?
THIS IS NOT A FINANCIAL GRANT. An Impact Grant is comprised of pro bono design services and advocacy for securing pricing and donated goods. D4D works to solicit donated products and materials necessary to fulfill project goals, and most projects receive some donated materials.
However, suitable materials are not always available because of fluctuations in the flow of donations. In that case, D4D will make every effort to assist the organization in purchasing the necessary furniture or materials at a preferred price.
WHAT IF THE PROJECT INVOLVES ELECTRICAL, PLUMBING OR OTHER CONSTRUCTION ISSUES?
As with furniture procurement, D4D will assist organizations in identifying qualified professionals to perform these services. However, the Impact Grant DOES NOT cover costs associated with these services.
IF I AM RECEIVING DONATED ITEMS, ARE THEY 100% FREE?
The donated materials are free, but the recipient organization is financially responsible for a STANDARD FEE FOR SERVICE that covers the cost of procuring the materials, storing them, and transporting them to the site. This fee will be due within 30 DAYS of the official Grant Award.
HOW DO I KNOW HOW MUCH MY ORGANIZATION WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYING?
Each organization is financially responsible for a STANDARD FEE FOR SERVICE, which covers costs associated with procurement, storage, and transportation of donated materials, as well as coordination and logistics for your project.
** PLEASE NOTE: In addition to the STANDARD FEE FOR SERVICE, each organization is responsible for architectural services, construction, installation, and miscellaneous costs to complete each project.**
WHY CAN’T I HIRE MY OWN MOVING COMPANY TO DELIVER THE MATERIALS?
D4D has a longstanding relationship with an experienced moving company that provides services at a significant discount from the market rate. Accepting the Impact Grant includes committing to using our movers for donated items.