2018 Winners

Our Ideas that Matter program provides the funds to put your life-changing designs in motion

By funding programs that have designs on making a positive change in our society, Sappi has helped over 500 grant winners put their ideas on paper for all to see. These partnerships prove the power of creativity to inspire action, unite people and achieve goals as together we strive to make a difference in the world.

We asked how design can be used to drive change, and you answered. After reviewing many outstanding proposals, we’re convinced that these ten have what it takes to make a difference in lives and communities around the world—and we’re delighted to announce them as Sappi’s 2018 Ideas that Matter grant recipients!

A better tomorrow starts today.

Principle – Brighter Bites

Peace Over Violence - Sexual Harassment Prevention Initiative

The New School - Sound the Mound

AIGA Design for Good task force - AIGA, the Professional Association for Design

TODA - Parent-Child Home Program

Design Museum Foundation - Inspiring Careers: Diversity in Design

The Center for Urban Pedagogy – “It’s Not Just Personal” Poster Distribution Campaign

Design Matters at Art Center College of Design – Friends of Matènwa

Altitude - Social Good Fund