DownCity Design


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Monetary and in-kind gifts support ensure that our youth education programs remain free and accessible, provide vital supplies and materials for our public design / build projects, and support our initiatives to bring design thinking to classrooms and community groups. Care to donate your time? Learn more about volunteering at DownCity Design

Give by Mail

DownCity Design
425 West Fountain Street
Unit 110
Providence, RI 0290

Please make checks payable to DownCity Design.

In-Kind Donations

 Most-needed supplies include but are not limited to: 
-raw construction materials: lumber, rope, metal, concrete, etc. 
-tools and supplies: hardware, fasteners, safety gear, hand tools
-food or catering services for our programs and events.

Give Online

DownCity Design uses PayPal for secure online donations.

You can also Support DownCity Design by shopping with AmazonSmile!  Amazon donates 0.5% of the proceeds to DownCity Design if you select us as your charitable organization

Give Monthly

Sustain our efforts to build a city of problem-solvers. A monthly gift is a continuous investment in urban neighborhoods, design education, and community conversations facilitated by DownCity Design. 

Monthly Giver


Interested in making an impact in your community? DownCity Design is always looking for volunteers to help in a wide variety of areas: participating in our community build days, serving as a TA in our after school programs, designing promotional materials, or leading one-time workshops that teach our students about a special trade, technique, or craft. Interested in volunteering with us? Email for more information.


College Students 

Consider serving as a teaching assistant in our after school programs. If you have skills in industrial design, graphic design, engineering, or art, are looking for a long-term, immersive volunteer experience, and have an interest in youth education, this is the position for you.

We always need help producing materials that promote our work and programs. If you have graphic design skills and a passion for community engagement, let us know!

Design and Industry Professionals


Consider giving a tour of your office or studio to youth program participants, giving a presentation on design practice or career exploration to a group in our youth programs, or partnering with us to facillitate a design thinking workshop to educators and community groups. Looking for sustained engagement with our organization? Reach out to us to learn more about one-on-one youth mentoring for an aspiring designer. 

Community Members

Look out for one of our Community Build Days, where we invite our friends and neighbors to help transform a space in Providence. At Community Build Days it's all hands on deck, so come with what you know and we'll show you the rest!

Do you have a skill or perspective to share with our youth program participants? Send us a message to tell us about yourself, your work, and your interests. Sign up for our newsletter to keep up to date with upcoming volunteer opportunities!



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