Actions: What We're Doing

Reason To Give - Hear their story, donate directly & change someone’s life.

Putting our community first, Reason to Give, Firebelly Foundation’s premiere project, started in our own backyard and focuses on the immediate needs of our neighbors. We’re inspired by Humboldt Park: its history, its residents, and its culture. Because being proactive and offering tangible results encourages greater participation, Reason To Give works directly with numerous churches and community organizations to make sure sustainable solutions are found and implemented. We love collaboration and any opportunity to create genuine, lasting connections. We don’t waste time talking we invest time doing.

Camp Firebelly – An internship in 10 days? Better believe it.

With an inbox that was consistently pretty full with requests for internships, yet still wanting to remain a small studio meant we didn’t have a ton of room to accommodate more than 1-2 interns a year. Mix this need with our ongoing pursuit to help the underserved nonprofits in our city, and there you have Camp Firebelly. And intensive 10-day intern-like experience for 10 talented folks looking to break into the design profession and use their powers for good.

Firebelly University - The do-good entrepreneur incubator.

Always wanting to do more, share more and prove to the world that our do-good, for-profit/nonprofit design business model was not an anomaly, we launched Firebelly University. Firebelly U is a safety net for budding entrepreneurs to test the waters, get real hands on experience running a design studio, managing cash flow, pitching new business, balancing timelines and working as a true collaborative team, all the while strategizing and planning the launch of their own personal empire by the end of the 9 month program.