Strengthening Neighborhoods Through Design

Design can make a difference. The Community Design Collaborative's early design assistance helps nonprofits go to the next level — gain support, get funding, hire consultants, and build projects.

You can review the design services that the Collaborative provided from 2003 to 2013 on this interactive map.

To learn more about our current projects, read the latest on the Collaborative's blog.

Project Samplers

Here are overviews of recent Collaborative design grants, as downloadable PDFs.

Here is a selection of Collaborative design grants by theme. Each sampler is a downloadable PDF.

You can also view a detailed list of the Collaborative's 2010 design grants.

Infill Philadelphia is the Collaborative's multi-year initiative exploring the role of design in revitalizing urban neighborhoods. In 2013 the Collaborative and its partners the Philadelphia Water Department and US EPA organized an initiative called Infill Philadelphia: Soak It Up! It explored the potential of green approaches to stormwater management as a tool for neighborhood revitalization. A key component of the initiative was a national design competition.

Project Profiles

Here are more detailed profiles of some selected past projects. Follow our blog at for regular updates on the latest Collaborative projects, programs, and events.


Architects sketch designs for Yorktown CDC

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