Ideas that Matter

More than a decade ago Sappi North America established the Ideas that Matter grant program to recognize and support designers who use their skills and expertise to solve communications problems for a wide range of charitable activities.

Even today, Ideas that Matter remains the only grant program of its kind in the industry. Since 1999, Ideas that Matter has funded over 500 nonprofit projects, contributing $13 million worldwide to causes that enhance our lives, our communities and our planet. Sappi believes that the creative ideas of designers can have an impact beyond the aesthetic and that those ideas can be a powerful force for social good. Working together with our customers, we aim to make a difference.

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To the people who don’t just make things pretty, but make things happen, this is Ideas that Matter, the only nonprofit design grant in the world.

EducationSuperHighway is the leading nonprofit focused on upgrading Internet infrastructure to enable digital learning in America’s K-12 public schools.

A winning 2012 Ideas that Matter project, Project Dose is a program which addresses the issue of improper medication delivery affecting millions of sick children in developing countries.

Ethan King is a 14 year old with a vision to give soccer balls to kids in need all over the world.

The Maryland Institute College of Art and Real Food Farm joined forces to design a Mobile Farmer's Market to take the Farm's products to the communities.

Using the power of good design to solve environmental and social problems.