The Community Design Collaborative
offers pro bono predevelopment design
services to nonprofits.


Over 30 nonprofit organizations throughout greater Philadelphia receive pro bono predevelopment design services through the Community Design Collaborative each year. We encourage you to apply!

Early design assistance is a critical step in envisioning a better future, but there is little funding available for this stage of the development process. Most nonprofits can't afford these services on their own. It is this gap that led to the creation of the Collaborative.  

Early design assistance helps nonprofit organizations assess their options, raise funding, use their resources effectively and develop high-quality projects. The Collaborative's service grants offer a package of design services tailored to the specific needs of each nonprofit.  

If purchased, the professional services provided through the Collaborative on a typical project would range between $15,000 and $25,000 in value. An administrative fee is required at the start of the service grant to offset direct costs. The fee is $1,500 for nonprofits with annual budgets of under $1,000,000 and $2,500 for intermediary organizations and nonprofits with annual budgets of over $1,000,000.

» Download a list of resources for nonprofits

» Hear what some of the organizations assisted by the Collaborative say about their experience through our YouTube channel.







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