Creatives For Community Grant Winners 2021
Fifth annual grant program empowers the community through design.
Our Creatives for Community design grant program, also known as C4C, is one way we contribute to our local communities by doing what we do best – design. Each year we invite local nonprofits from San Benito, Monterey and Santa Cruz counties to apply for design grants. Since 2017, Waltz Creative has awarded 16 grants, donated 500+ hours of creative time and energy worth over $80,000.
In 2021, we selected the following three nonprofits that are doing great work for people of all ages through youth equine therapy, education and suicide prevention.
Hope, Horses & Kids
Monterey County grant recipient, Hope, Horses & Kids provides safe and affordable Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) opportunities to kids of all ages who live with physical, cognitive and emotional challenges. These activities promote developmental and educational skills while building confidence, through the quiet strength of the horse. Collaborating closely with the HHK team we designed an updated logo that speaks directly to their audience. It wasn’t long after we finished the logo that this client was hungry for more! Over the next few months, we used the new logo to update their stationary, handouts, social media and website. To this day we work with Hope, Horses & Kids to ensure their brand is aligned and their website is up-to-date.
Friends of the San Benito County Free Library
San Benito County grant recipient, Friends of the San Benito County Free Library, is a nonprofit organization made up of volunteers whose shared goal is to promote the welfare and growth of the San Benito County Free Library by providing support to enrich the library's resources and make its services better known to the community. In need of an updated logo, we dove into their audience to determine what would type of design would resonate.
We designed an elegant new brand identity that conveys their valuable services to the community. A new look, a new color palette and a new font—all deep with meaning. To top it off, we built two event invitation templates for their annual Tea and Treasures fundraising event so they can easily implement their new brand moving forward. The refreshed logo has been used in various applications including website, social media, brochures, mailers and more to help increase reach, recognition and donations within the community.
Suicide Prevention Service of the Central Coast
A program of the Family Service Agency of the Central Coast, Suicide Prevention Service provides crisis support, suicide prevention services, education and volunteer opportunities to the community. Through our Creatives for Community grant program, SPSCC received a new logo. They wanted something that felt warm and approachable while boldly showing their professionalism. We are proud of our continued support and collaboration with local nonprofits to help them achieve organizational goals with branding and marketing collateral they may not have been able to access outside of our Creatives for Community grant.