Ideas that Matter

Our Ideas that Matter grant empowers great ideas—changing lives, communities, and ultimately, the world.

We believe that effectively designed systems, programs, and projects can support communities at any scale. For over 20 years, Ideas that Matter has provided funding to support the brilliant designs that make a difference. This is how we at Sappi advocate for great ideas from great designers. And each year, we’re ready to uplift the work that can change the world.

Applications must be submitted no later than January 7, 2022 at 11:59p.m. PST.

Apply today at www.sappi.com/ideas-that-matter-call-for-entry.

We believe that effectively designed systems, programs, and projects can support communities at any scale. For over 20 years, Ideas that Matter has provided funding to support the brilliant designs that make a difference. This is how we at Sappi advocate for great ideas from great designers. And each year, we’re ready to uplift the work that can change the world.

Applications must be submitted no later than January 7, 2022 at 11:59p.m. PST.

Apply today at www.sappi.com/ideas-that-matter-call-for-entry.

United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals

Sappi has made the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) an integral part of our business. So, we’re inviting Ideas that Matter participants to create projects that also connect with one of the UN’s 17 goals that are a call for action for countries to help our planet prosper for generations to come. Check out more information on each of the SDGs, and in your application, align your project with at least one of these important goals.

Learn about the UN’s SDGs

United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals

Sappi has made the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) an integral part of our business. So, we’re inviting Ideas that Matter participants to create projects that also connect with one of the UN’s 17 goals that are a call for action for countries to help our planet prosper for generations to come. Check out more information on each of the SDGs, and in your application, align your project with at least one of these important goals.

Learn about the UN’s SDGs

Get all the information you need about this year’s Ideas that Matter grant program.

Learn more about the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

See videos featuring some of the past grant winners of Sappi's Ideas that Matter program.

Learn how past ITM winners took action during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic and stood up for positive change.

Coming soon to Ideas that Matter, incredible judges.

Thank you to all those who have participated over the years with an aim to make a difference.