Creatively serving
our community

Here at FIFTEEN, we are extremely grateful for our Western New York community and how your trust in us has allowed us to grow and sustain our company. Giving back to this community through pro bono work has always been a central pillar of our values. To democratize the process for how we select these partnerships, our DE+I Committee created The FIFTEEN Project — empowering our team to choose the organizations that most align with our passions, abilities, and potential for impact.

Interested organizations and businesses can submit a query below, and/or be nominated by someone from our team. Our focus is on those who have been historically underrepresented as marketing and advertising agency clients. Submissions will be reviewed, voted on and awarded twice a year. Current submissions are open until April 28, 2023. The FIFTEEN Project recipient(s) will be awarded in May.

The total amount of agency hours donated will be 400 hours annually (200 hours per submission term). Our services, tailored to the recipient’s needs and goals, include – but are not limited to – branding, website design and development, video production and photography, social media, public relations, content marketing, event activation and more.

Submissions for The FIFTEEN Project are currently closed.
Check back in the fall for our next application entry opening!

Applicants must meet the following criteria and agree to the requirements:
Must be local or have a significant presence in Western New York
Must be a certified Minority and/or Women-Owned Business (MWOB) OR 501c3
FIFTEEN has final creative approval, with the recipient’s permission to share the work in our portfolio.
If this is you, and you agree, please choose the submission form that applies to you:
What is your business’s most successful product or service, and why? Where does most of your revenue come from?
What are the areas of opportunity for your business? What can you do better?
Do you have a strategic plan? What are the key goals you are trying to accomplish with this plan?
Are there things about your business that you want to raise awareness of?
How many employees do you have?
How does your business impact your community?
What are the most urgent needs FIFTEEN can assist with?
What would make the most significant difference in helping your business get better at what it does?
How can we learn more about you and your business?
How do you connect and communicate with your audiences?
How do you measure and report on your business’s success?
How do you compare your offerings and results to others working in the same field?
Anything else you’d like us to know?
Do you agree to:
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