Designs for Dignity: Making a difference through creative space

When we think of nonprofits we generally think of helping cancer patients or disaster relief funds. We often fail to grasp the millions of causes that people dedicate themselves to every day.

Because this blog is centered around design, I wanted to feature a group whose mission is providing highly creating environments for nonprofits. Designs for Dignity is dedicated to helping nonprofits build empowering spaces through pro bono design services. They believe that in order to do your best work, you need a space that encourages the “wellness of the human spirit.”


With the help of donated time from architects, contractors, interior designers, landscapers, and other industry professionals, Designs for Dignity turns dreary rooms into spaces where professionals strive: no matter what the cause.

Designs for Dignity is founded on the notion that nonprofits dedicate everything they’ve got to their cause. If you have ever worked for a nonprofit, you know that to be true. With most of the funding being allocated to their work, the space in which they do that work often becomes overlooked. That’s where Designs for Dignity comes in. With funding from grants, events and donors, Designs for Dignity create new spaces for that nonprofits that need them.


The designs themselves are not just for the employees. They are also for the clients that those nonprofits serve. If the nonprofit helps children with disabilities, Designs for Dignity focuses on making spaces accessible and comfortable. If the organization is working to get animals adopted, then Designs for Dignity helps facilitate relationships through spaces where animals and potential owners can bond.


Designs for Dignity is one of many nonprofits making a difference in an unconventional way. Regardless of the cause, all nonprofits need support, funding, and resources that only others can provide. Can you think of a nonprofit in your community that could use Designs for Dignity’s services? Comment your answers below.


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