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Creatives For Community Grant Winners 2022

Waltz Creative is committed to strengthening our Central Coast community by lending our expertise to help nonprofits expand their reach with impactful creative. With many nonprofits still feeling the effects of COVID-19, the Waltz team was please to award design grants to four organizations this year. With a range of solutions to offer, we helped the 2022 Creatives for Community grant recipients by reviving a dated brand identity, refreshing organization logos, creating a wall calendar, and designing a new business system for a start-up nonprofit.

San Benito Agricultural Land Trust (SBALT)

Each year, the SBALT creates and sells a wall calendar to increase brand awareness and raise funds for their organization. Designing a custom calendar was a fun project for our team and something different than our usual C4C work. Collaborating with the client for photos and content, we created a design that had the right blend of function and form to make the information digestible and each page pleasing to the eye. 

Open calendar
Calendar cover
calendar inside cover
Youth Recovery Connections (YRC)

Offering intervention, prevention and treatment services for young people suffering from opioid and other substance disorders, Youth Recovery Connections offers a personalized and evidence-based approach to the wellness and recovery of youths and families in San Benito County. Our team donated creative time and energy to produce a business system for YRC. A shiny new business system including a business card template, stationary and an e-signature enabled this newly-formed nonprofit to hit the ground running. The system has a youthful look and feel that speaks to YRC's target audience while still displaying the expertise and professionalism expected of the leading provider of youth treatment in the county.

Letterhead, envelope and pencils
business cards
BirchBark Foundation

BirchBark was excited to work with a professional design agency for a new logo. This nonprofit team operates solely on donations and volunteers to provide support to families who are unable to afford unexpected veterinary care for their beloved animal family members. Still seeing the effects of COVID-19 on the world, BirchBark has seen an influx in people needing help and support to keep their companions alive. With a unique mission to protect and honor the human-animal bond, our animal-loving creative team was delighted to design a logo that illustrates that connection and honors pet-owner relationships.

before and after logo comparison
Yorkie wearing bandana with logo on it
blue water bottle with white logo
Arts Council for Monterey County

The Arts Council for Monterey County sought out a C4C design grant to update its logo. We were tasked with marrying the old with the new as the client wanted to preserve the history and brand equity of the existing logo while updating the typography and text hierarchy to make “Arts Council” more prominent. Using colors and elements from the original brand, we created a more modern logo with a crisp typographic style that clearly states their identity. Brands are ever-evolving and this logo is just the start of future changes to come for local art favorite, Arts4MC.

logo before and after
logo on tote bag
mark on umbrella

Stay tuned! The 2023 C4C grant cycle will open in January. For more information about the grant process and applications, email or visit our website for more information.