Interior Designers and Interior Architects around the world are making a difference by contributing with their skills to charitable causes. Here we will be showcasing some of these.

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  •  Nest Feathers is a resource for interior designers in the Los Angeles area to give back to their community. This non-profit organization provides volunteer professional design services to create welcoming and safe home environments to facilities that serve people in transition

Past Nest Feathers projects include work for Prototypes Women’s Center and the Downtown Women’s Center. Our current project is for the Jenesse Center.

Design and support volunteers are the pulse of Nest Feathers. I am proud to be a part of this 100% volunteer, 100% donation based organization responsible for creating beauty and providing functional design solutions that support communities in need.

Karen Hickey, Director.
Nest Feathers

  • Dwell with Dignity is a non-profit group of Interior Designers and volunteers dedicated to creating soothing, inspiring homes for families struggling with homelessness and poverty. We provide and install home interiors for families that include furnishings and art, bedding and kitchen supplies, and food in the pantry.

Our mission is to help families escape poverty and homelessness through design. One household at a time.

If we can change a person’s surroundings, we can change their outlook on life. Exposing children (especially) to a nurturing home environment, that includes good design and art, can inspire a standard of living that will carry-over to future generations. Exposing parents to this same environment will allow them to see the positive impact it has on their family; inspiring them to maintain a standard of living they can be proud of and thrive in.

By creating inspiring homes with the labor of dedicated volunteers; and with the generosity of dedicated donors. Also, by educating all about simple, creative ways to bring good design into their homes.

Founder, Lisa Robison and partner Kim Turner

  • The 1%, a program of Public ArchitectureThe 1% program of Public Architecture connects nonprofit organizations in need of design assistance with architecture and design firms willing to donate their time on a pro bono basis. The program is inspired by groups including the AIA, our partner in advancing the pro bono design movement and the Taproot Foundation, a leader in pro bono service by business professionals. The 1% program is made possible thanks to crucial financial support from the corporate and private foundations, the National Endowment for the Arts, Shaw Contract Group, Teknion, and Formica, as well as the service contributions of firms’ including Gensler, HOK, Cannon, McCall Design Group, Perkins+Will, and hundreds more.