Firebelly shapes and shares positive human experiences through design. Our clients rely on us to maintain a globally conscious perspective. In all projects, we deliver work that we sincerely believe has the potential to impact lives and do good.
Seeing tremendous opportunities for engagement and increased social responsibility beyond our design work, we established the Firebelly Foundation in 2006 as part of our commitment to helping others help themselves.
The annual Grant for Good awards a year’s worth of full-scale marketing, design and business planning services to one deserving nonprofit organization.
Since 2004, Firebelly fulfilled a simple impulse to support the Chicago community by donating their services to a local organization. By 2010, the impulse had evolved into a collaborative effort between some of Chicago’s most talented and socially conscious media firms.
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 and encourage established designers to become social entrepreneurs, Firebelly University functions as a start up incubator that provides organizational and resource support to aspiring innovators through the conception and development of their ideas.