We’re always looking for bigger, smarter ways to impact lives and do good.
Seeing tremendous opportunities (and a responsibility) to engage more broadly with the Chicago community beyond our design work, we’ve established a grantmaking program, a nonprofit organization and an annual typographic art show.
The annual Grant for Good awards a year’s worth of full-scale marketing, design and business planning services to one deserving nonprofit organization.
Conceived of in 2004 as a way to support local organizations, the program expanded in 2010 when some of Chicago's most talented and socially conscious media firms came on board to donate their time and expertise.
A 501(c)3 certified organization housed in Chicago’s Humboldt Park, the Foundation directly provides goods and services to underserved families, advocates for social equity and innovation, and provides training and resource support for the next generation of conscientious designers and social entrepreneurs.
Our flagship program founded in 2007 impacting the lives of Humboldt Park residents, Reason to Give allows online shoppers to directly purchase or donate money toward goods that children and families genuinely need. Participants of the program attend monthly educational workshops taught by professionals on everything from computer skills and financial planning to healthy eating on a budget and active parenting, giving them the tools + resources to help them help themselves.
An intensive 10-day immersion experience that invites talented young designers from around the world to occupy the studio, Camp Firebelly challenges students to address social issues through a collaborative project of their own design.
Created to inspire established designers to become social entrepreneurs, Firebelly University functions as a start-up incubator. FU provides organizational and resource support to help aspiring innovators develop their ideas into fully realized, sustainable social enterprises.
Currently on hiatus.