Congratulations to the five winners of our first Design for Good competition. We can’t wait to see what these talented designers do with their $5,000 grant awards. Thank you to all who entered!


Congratulations and many thanks to those who entered! Submissions are now closed and pending review. If you’d like to browse our gallery of entries, use the link below.

View the Entry Gallery

Meet the Judges

Sue Hornsby
Creative Director at NSPCC
Jason Pamental
Senior Director of Design & Technical Strategy at Isovera
Steph Hay
Head of Content Strategy, Culture, and AI Design
Carla Silvey
Product Management Director | UX Design Leader
Judge Bios


Aquent Design Grants for Public Service

As the first—and largest—marketing and creative staffing company, we’ve witnessed firsthand how great design, and great designers, can help businesses thrive. We know they can do the same for nonprofits, so we created Design for Good, which empowers designers to help elevate the nonprofit of their choice with a $5,000 design grant. Come back soon for information on our next submission round.


Your video will be judged on your design idea’s impact, creativity, and feasibility.

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 (that is, 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.

If a charity or nonprofit has not yet been established, funds will be allocated to the designer or design team.

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 the designer submits a 90-second video on your behalf. Need more guidance? Fill out the 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!