APPLY BY JAN. 21, 2018

Aquent and Vitamin T are empowering designers to put their talents to work elevating the nonprofit of their choice. Now accepting submissions for our 2018 competition, where we’ll give five winning designers a $5,000 Designing for Good grant.

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All around the world, 2017 Designing for Good grant recipients are using their creative talent to effect real change. Will you be one of the five innovators to receive a grant in 2018? Before you enter, take a moment to watch our video pep talk to get helpful tips on creating a winning 90-second video application. We can’t wait to hear your great ideas, so make sure to enter by January 21, 2018.

Meet the Judges

Marianne Dear
Marianne Dear
Creative Lead at Wellcome
Gerry Scullion
Gerry Scullion
Industrial Designer and founder of Humana Design
Jason Pamental
Jason Pamental
Senior Director of Design & Technical Strategy at Isovera
Carla Silvey
Carla Silvey
Product Management Director | UX Design Leader
Judge Bios

“Design can be impactful.
Design can change. Individuals
can make a difference.”
John Chuang, CEO of Aquent, LLC

Aquent and Vitamin T

With over 30 years of combined experience in marketing and creative staffing, we know firsthand the impact great creative thinkers and innovative designers can have on businesses and organizations.


Nope! Anyone with creative talent and the inspiration to help make a difference can apply.

Your video will be judged on your design idea’s impact, creativity, and feasibility. A high-quality video helps too—think high resolution, good lighting, and an uncluttered background. Try not to distract from your message!

Yes, you will need permission from the organization or charity first. Providing written approval is not necessary prior to submitting your video, but please be prepared to furnish it quickly if you are selected as a finalist.

You don’t! We believe great ideas can come from anywhere, but please communicate the details of your design idea and who will be executing the work (a designer, developer, copywriter, etc.).

The organization will receive the money directly. Grant funds will be used to hire you and/or who you suggest to execute the design work.

No, it will be 5,000 in the currency of where the nonprofit is located.

Find a designer to team up with, craft your design idea, and have the designer submit a video on your behalf. Need more guidance? Fill out the form below and we’ll email more details.

Do you have a question about the design grants program not answered here? Let us know below and we'll get back to you with an answer!