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DesignPhiladelphia is a game changer.

The Center for Architecture and Design has been a hub for innovative thinking about design and community for 15 years, now we are DesignPhiladelphia, a year-round community and organization. We are uniting designers of all disciplines and backgrounds, helping to create a more inclusive community that puts Philadelphia on the creative map.

Help us make design accessible to everyone from everywhere. Donate today.

Architecture and Design Education Fund

Our Architecture and Design Education (ADE) program opens doors and creates economic opportunities in undeserved communities, providing support and sparking new aspirations, from kindergarten through career.. Every dollar raised goes directly into the programs we offer in and outside of the classroom. Our goals are to facilitate awareness of design and related careers for people from all backgrounds and experiences and build confidence and empathy, with hands-on, project-based learning; promote 21st century skills, including social and emotional learning.

Justice Alliance in Design Education Fund (JADE)

DesignPhiladelphia plays a pivotal role in fostering equity and diversity within the design industry. As part of our Design Education programming, we convene JADE (Justice Alliance in Design Education) - an essential initiative dedicated to cultivating an inclusive and welcoming environment for BIPOC students in higher education. Your donation will go directly to support our summer Fellowship program and student led initiatives throughout the school year.

Matthew J. Koenig Memorial Scholarship

The Matthew J. Koenig Memorial Scholarship was created by the AIA Philadelphia Golf Committee to honor our dear friend and colleague Matt Koenig. This scholarship was created to honor Matt's passion and commitment to bettering the profession of architecture. Individuals who meet the following criteria are invited to apply each year by March 15th. Previous scholarship recipients may also apply. Current student at Temple University enrolled in their architecture program, either undergraduate or graduate. Identify as Female, Black, Indigenous, Person of Color, and/or Latinx.

Women in Architecture Scholarship

This scholarship is to support female or those individuals identifying as female in their pursuits of design or construction education. This Scholarship was created by the Women in Architecture Committee of AIA Philadelphia and is open to students pursuing a degree in design, construction, engineering, or other related degrees.

Redirect Your State Tax Liability to DP

DesignPhiladelphia is an Educational Improvement Organization recognized by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. This means that if you or your business pay Pennsylvania state taxes you can give us a donation and get a 90% credit against your state tax liability. For instance, if you owe $10,000 in state tax, you can give us a $10,000 donation and when you file your state taxes you will receive a $9,000 credit, which will reduce your state tax liability to $1,000. For businesses, there are also federal deductions that allow you to include your donation to DesignPhiladelphia as a deductible business expense.

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DesignPhiladelphia General Operating Support

The hardest dollars to raise in a nonprofit organization are general operating support dollars -- but that support is critical to keeping the DesignPhiladelphia's programming thriving and growing, while also maintaining our great physical space at 1218 Arch Street.


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