Ideas that Matter

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

For over 20 years, Ideas that Matter has been supporting the brilliant ideas that make a difference. This year, brilliant ideas take on a new meaning.

The rise of COVID-19 has greatly altered the needs of communities, and we’re here to help. We acknowledge this shift in urgency, as well as the continuing need for our program, so we are in the process of altering Ideas that Matter to support nonprofits in the wake of this pandemic.

Stay safe, stay creative, and stay tuned for more!

For over 20 years, Ideas that Matter has been supporting the brilliant ideas that make a difference. This year, brilliant ideas take on a new meaning.

The rise of COVID-19 has greatly altered the needs of communities, and we’re here to help. We acknowledge this shift in urgency, as well as the continuing need for our program, so we are in the process of altering Ideas that Matter to support nonprofits in the wake of this pandemic.

Stay safe, stay creative, and stay tuned for more!

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re shifting the nature and timing of Ideas that Matter. Click through to learn more.

See who won a 2019 Ideas that Matter grant.

Meet our judges for the 2019 Ideas that Matter program.

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

See past grant winners and their winning projects in Sappi's Ideas that Matter program.