Giving Back

We have not inherited the world from our forefathers — we have borrowed it from our children.”
– Kashmiri proverb

We believe our work will always be more than simply a job. 
In addition to having an abundance of work, we are also fortunate to have opportunities to work with truly wonderful people and organizations trying to change the world for the better.

We believe we must all do our part to make the world a better place.  The Design Mission donates a minimum of one percent of our gross sales to environmental organizations, and of greater worth, gives many hours of our time and skills to non-profit groups we support.

Some of the groups we have done pro bono work for and donate to include:

  • Citizens for Peaceful Resolutions
  • The Cuba Dance Project
  • Dana Outrigger Canoe Club
  • Family Promise of West Ventura County
  • Kids and Canines
  • Los Rios Rock School
  • Love & Service
  • The Nevada Wilderness Project
  • Oakley Ballet Center
  • The Unitarian Universalist Church of Ventura
  • Ventura Climate Care Options Organized Locally (VCCool)


Extinction is the rule, and survival the exception. 

99.5% of species that have ever existed on Earth are now extinct.  We strongly encourage all businesses to consider joining 1% For The Planet and to patronize their members.

We also recommend considering making your household or business carbon neutral by purchasing carbon offsets from Terra Pass. While the ideal is to be carbon negative this is a step in that direction, and one anyone can make.