2019 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 2019 Ideas that Matter grant recipients!

A better tomorrow starts today.

Made by We – Farm Commons

Pentagram – Greyston Foundation

University of Washington, Division of Design, School of Art + Art History + Design – Interfaith Task Force on Homelessness (ITFH)

Morehead Planetarium & Science Center

Studio Usher – NY Sun Works

Emily Julka – REAP Food Group

Ker-twang – StreetCred at Boston Medical Center

HUB Collective – The August Wilson Red Door Project

Fluora Studio – The Edmund Niles Huyck Preserve

Mariana Amatullo, Bryan Boyer, Jennifer May and Andrew Shea – The New School

Linda Kwon – Trauma & Resilience Initiative, Inc.