San Francisco Design Week is fundraising for the August de los Reyes Grant, which is a new annual program offering funds to designers, orgs, start-ups, non-profits and students who are carrying on Augusts legacy by creating inclusive products and services.
The first grant will be awarded late 2021.
August de los Reyes, visionary and inclusive design pioneer, passed away December 21st, 2020 at the age of 50 due to complications from Covid. He was a champion for design that is meaningful, inclusive and humane.
As a Senior Advisor to San Francisco Design Week, August loved inspiring people and organizations to create work that is relevant and meaningful to everyday lives. He believed that each of us has the capacity to design and envision a better way of doing things and he consistently invited us to move forward with him, taking steps towards that vision.
We will be awarding annual funds to those who are using their skills and power to create products that benefit society, are inclusive and accessible, and serve marginalized communities.