Make a Mark,


In partnership with



September 23, 2017


The Edney, Floor Five



Make a Mark is a 12-hour design and development marathon benefitting local humanitarian causes. Learn more

Selected Organizations We're Serving in 2017

Applications are open to any community organization, not just those registered 501(c)3. This was the most competitive Make a Mark ever, with over 50 non-profit applications. These are the organizations that were selected:

  • Bridge Scholars of Chattanooga
  • Chambliss Center for Children
  • Chattanooga Community Kitchen
  • Chattanooga Design Studio
  • Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy
  • Chattanooga's Kids on the Block
  • Crabtree Farms of Chattanooga
  • Downside Up, Inc.
  • Early Childhood Coalition
  • FACES: The National Craniofacial Association
  • Friends of the Chattanooga Public Library
  • Love's Arm Outreach Ministries
  • Welcome Home of Chattanooga
  • You Belong

Maker applications due August 7

All creatives, makers, and builders are invited to apply. Whether you're a designer, developer, film maker, illustrator, photographer, or anything else, a deserving non-profit in our area may be able to make use of your strengths, skills, and altruism.

Your application also helps us decide what project to put you on, so be sure to share all of the work you love to do in your portfolio or elsewhere in the application.

We carefully select teams based on the various strengths of the makers, and the needs of the non-profits. If you have any requests on who you want to be on a team with, be sure you (and they!) note it in the application. We cannot guarantee that we will be able to put you on the same team to fulfill the needs of a non-profit, but we will try our best.

Volunteer interest

Want to help, but not a maker? Each year, our team of volunteers helps make Make a Mark a success. Fill out this form if you're interested in being a volunteer.

Open volunteer interest form

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For 12 hours, let's make — for good.

Some of our community's biggest problems are solved entirely by volunteers. Problem is, most non-profits don't have the resources to design and develop the kinds of things it takes us a day to create.

For 1 day, we gather the best designers and developers to work on projects for the most impactful organizations in our area.