Empowering our community through design
The Creatives for Community grant program is one way of helping our local communities by doing what we do best – design. Brainchild of Kathy Schipper, the program stemmed from years of collaboration with nonprofits and her firm belief that nonprofits are an essential part of a healthy community, and deserve to have marketing materials equal to their for-profit counterparts.
In 2018, 10 nonprofits from Monterey County, Santa Cruz County and San Benito County applied for the grant, and two nonprofits were chosen – MORCA (Monterey Off Road Cycling Association), and San Juan Home and School Club.
Both organizations requested new logos – a company logo for MORCA and an event logo for San Juan Home and School Club’s annual Fiesta Fun Run. We’re proud of the results, as you can see!
In this yearly grant program, each nonprofit receives 30 hours of graphic design time and personalized attention from the design and account management staffs. Kathy takes the lead in creative direction, but otherwise steps aside, thus promoting leadership-building among the account managers and allowing for unique relationships to form between designers and the clients.
Look out for Creatives for Community updates on social media and in local central California newspapers throughout the year. Our hope is to expand the program to include other agencies and businesses in the future. If you would like to apply for the Creatives for Community grant, applications open in January every year. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to receive an application, or visit our website for more information.