CFNCR wanted a modern, clean design for their 2012 annual report (Coming Together To Catalyze Change), which showcases both the foundation as well as a sampling of their donors and grantees.
"The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region is one of the largest philanthropic foundations of any type in the United States. In FY2007, The Foundation and our donors distributed more than $95 million in grants to nonprofit organizations and educational institutions throughout the Greater Washington area and beyond.
The mission of The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region is to strengthen the Washington metropolitan region by encouraging and supporting effective giving and by providing leadership on critical issues in our community. "
Our partner CFNCR gets a mention in the Post today: "The foundation, which holds and manages more than 700 charitable funds created by individuals, families and corporations, gave $54 million to nonprofits this year..."
We designed this event program for the Community Foundation for the National Capitol Region for a "celebration of civic spirit honoring The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation and presenting the 2009 Linowes Leadership Awards Recipients."
The Community Foundation wanted to present groundbreaking work done by the Collaborative for Education Organizing (CEO) to the community. This white paper details the activities of CEO and the five organizations who received grants from CEO. It was important to CFNCR that the report be clean, eye catching and engaging for the reader. Using white space, pull-quotes, large bold areas of color, with famous historical quotes on education and images taken by students from the participating organizations helped accomplish this goal.
CFNCR wanted to create an easy handbook for new donors – to orient them to the services offered by the organization, as well as the benefits available to the donor. The design, in keeping with the new corporate identity, uses a bright palette of colors, bold photographs, and white space. The design enhances the content, making it easy for users to find the answers they are looking for.
Logo for a funding circle of “100 donors” to pool their resources and make high-impact grants. The challenge was to use part of the newly redesigned CFNCR logo and incorporate it with a well designed logo type for the fund.
The Katrina Open Arms Fund was established by CFNCR in August 2005, and this report details how the fund helped to coordinate the region’s philanthropic response to the evacuees arriving in the DC area. The report contains charts, graphs, success stories and lessons learned. The design, is bright, clean and uses large photos of people to help illustrate the success stories and to put a human face to the facts and figures.