Submissions Now Closed

Thank you for all the amazing submissions we have received this year. Applications have now closed. Come back in June for details on our three winners who will receive a $10,000 Designing for Good grant.


Hal Apple
Hal Apple
Change Management for Marketing and Creative Teams
Rick Byrne
Rick Byrne
Senior Creative
Marianne Dear
Marianne Dear
Creative Lead at Wellcome
Jason Pamental
Jason Pamental
Designer, Strategist, Tinkerer, Typographer
Judge Bios

“Design can be impactful.
Design can change. Individuals
can make a difference.”
John Chuang, CEO and Founder
Aquent / Vitamin T

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.


Do I have to be affiliated with Aquent or Vitamin T to apply?2017-11-16T15:12:50-05:00
Nope! Anyone with creative talent and the inspiration to help make a difference can apply.
What will my video be judged on?2018-11-03T18:57:17-05:00

Your video will be judged on your 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!

Do I need permission from the organization before I apply?2016-12-07T13:23:20-05:00

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.

Do I have to be a designer or developer to qualify?2018-11-03T18:58:39-05:00

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

Who receives the grant money?2018-11-03T19:27:24-05:00

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

Is grant money given in U.S. Dollars only?2020-03-20T13:44:00-05:00
No.  The grant, valued at $10,000 USD, will be paid in the local currency where the nonprofit grant recipient is located.
I have a question that isn’t answered here.2020-03-24T12:16:16-05:00

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!