99nonprofits

Do more good with 99nonprofits

About 99nonprofits

Since 2012, the 99nonprofits program has provided complimentary graphic design services to hundreds of not-for-profit groups around the world. 

Each month, 99designs provides nonprofits with $500USD in complimentary platform credits to use on design contests or projects to elevate their brand. Applicants are selected based on their need, how involved they are in their communities, and by their proven ability to overcome adversity.

We especially encourage any organization working towards creating an equitable society or empowering black, indigenous or minority communities to apply.

How it works

1. Submit your application
2. Start a contest or project
3. Launch your new design

Tell us about your nonprofit organization by filling out our application. We'll review it within 30 days.

 

If selected, you’ll receive $500 USD in platform credits. A dedicated Client Support team member will guide you through the creative process.

 

You’ll receive editable print and digital files of your new, custom design to use as you please!

 
1. Submit your application
 

Tell us about your nonprofit organization by filling out our application. We'll review it within 30 days.

 
2. Start a contest or project
 

If selected, you’ll receive $500 USD in platform credits. A dedicated Client Support team member will guide you through the creative process.

 
3. Launch your new design
 

You’ll receive editable print and digital files of your new, custom design to use as you please!

 

Design that makes a difference

We've helped nonprofits all over the world achieve their missions with stunning design that captivates and communicates. 

If you're curious about some of the nonprofits we've already worked with and how we helped them make a difference, we encourage you to read some of our recent case studies.

FAQs

The 99nonprofits program supports not-for-profit organizations that are making a positive impact in the world. Applicants must demonstrate their not-for-profit status granted by their local government.
99designs offers two ways to work: contests and 1-to-1 Projects. In a contest, multiple designers submit their ideas and you pick your favorite design. With Projects, we’ll help you find a designer to work directly on your brief. The choice is yours—and a dedicated Client Support team member will be there to help guide you through the whole process.
Of course! Just like with any other contest or project started on 99designs, the designer will be compensated after they submit their final files. Through the 99nonprofits program, 99designs covers up to the first $500 on your behalf.
Applications are accepted on a continuous basis. Apply anytime and we’ll review your application at the end of the calendar month. If we accept your nonprofit, you’ll have 60 days to launch your project. We recommend only applying when you have an immediate need for design work.
When your project is finished, your designer will provide all the image file formats you need to start using your design online and in print. Typically this includes a print-ready, editable file (usually an Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator file) and a preview file (like a JPG or PNG). You’ll also own the full legal copyright, so the design will be all yours.

We're here to help

Questions? Our kind, happy and humble customer support team would love to hear from you.