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Your support enables us to improve lives, design innovative new solutions, and keep people at the heart of it all. As a 501(c)(3) organization, all donations to are tax deductible.


As a nonprofit organization, we rely on critical donations from people like you to achieve our mission. In 2021, celebrated 10 years of impact. Since our founding, we’ve designed solutions that have reached over 68 million people. And we couldn’t have done it without the generous support of our donors. Your giving has enabled us to:

  • Help over 600K women and girls make more informed decisions about their health and life
  • Enable over 4M farmers and entrepreneurs to advance their livelihoods
  • Support over 2.3M communities impacted by conflict and disaster to rebuild their lives 

Through our consulting projects, we’ve helped organizations embrace innovation and center the perspectives of the communities they serve to co-design solutions to challenges in health, equity, and economic mobility. In 2022, we’re raising funding to support the critical field-building activities needed to continue supporting our partners toward realizing greater impact. These investments will allow us to build and share new tools and resources for partner organizations across the globe, build evidence for human-centered design for impact, and advance diversity, equity, and inclusion within the field of design. As we step into our next chapter, we hope that we can continue to count on your support and generosity in order to:

  1.  Launch an Internship for people under-represented in design: We’re raising funding to support’s internship program for underrepresented designers (i.e. designers who identify as BIPOC, LGBTQ+ people, and/or people who are from or have lived experience in the communities and regions where works).

  2.  Evolve Design Kit for the next generation of designers: We want to invest in evolving our tools to better reflect design as we practice it today—imbuing it with tools to help organizations embrace co-design and systems thinking in their human-centered design practice.

  3. Build a body of evidence around design for impact: We are seeking funding to support the development of three case studies that will explore the strengths of our co-design approach and how design can influence systemic change in the U.S. and East Africa. Your support will enable us to share our learnings with our partners through digital publications, online events, and attendance at key conferences.
A special thank you to the following donors for all you do to support our work to design a more just and inclusive world.
American Express Foundation
The Aspen Institute
Bank of the West
Beneficus Foundation*
Bezos Family Foundation*
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
The Case for Her
The Clara Fund
Craigslist Charitable Fund
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Dietal Partners
Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation
Emerson Collective*
Flora Foundation
The Hand Foundation
Hewlett Foundation
JPMorgan Chase
Kelson Foundation
Kyu Collective
Legacy Works*
The McGrath Abrams Family Foundation*
Omidyar Network
Osprey Foundation*
The Page Family Foundation
Phalarope Foundation
Ray and Dagmar Dolby Family Fund
The Reis Foundation
Rockefeller Foundation
Sid Lee Paris
Silicon Valley Community Foundation
Skoll Foundation
UK Department for International Development
Woodcock Foundation
Cynda Arsenault
Neal Baer
Mike and Jackie Bezos*
Jim Bildner
Tim and Gaynor Brown
Stuart Davidson and Wendy Webster*
Debra Dunn
Alison Elliott and Steve Blank*
Tom Eich
Eileen Fisher
Joe Gebbia
Andrew and Ellen Hauptman
Tom Kamei
David Kelley
Mike Levinthal
Niki Manby
Whitney Mortimer
Jake Mortiz
Tim Mott
Jacqueline Novogratz and Chris Anderson
JaMel Perkins
Susan and Rob Pew
Shaiza Rizavi
Crystal & Chris Sacca
Martin Schneider
Susan Schuman
Sandy Speicher
Mimi Sternlicht
Pam Scott and Tim Koogle
Jeff Walker*
Carol & Terry Winograd

* Founder’s Circle.