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Ideas that Matter

More than a decade ago Sappi North America established the Ideas that Matter grant program to recognize and support designers who generously donate their time and talent to a wide range of charitable activities. Since 1999, Ideas that Matter has funded over 500 nonprofit projects, contributing $12 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.

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Sappi North America Announces Recipients of the 18th Annual Ideas That Matter Grant
BOSTON, October 16, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Sappi North America, a leading producer and supplier of diversified paper and packaging products, today announced the ten grant recipients of its 18th annual Ideas that Matter program, where financial support is given...
Oct 16, 2017 9:10 AM ET
Ideas that Matter 2016 | The Healing Tree
Our final 2016 Ideas that Matter winner is The Healing Tree. Designer Alvin Oei from Designmatters at ArtCenter College of Design who worked with Coaniquem BCF to produce a storybook, patient passport and environmental graphic system to guide children and their families through burn treatment plans in Latin America. To learn more about their project, please visit:...
Dec 15, 2016 9:00 AM ET
Ideas that Matter 2016 | Blank Plate - Trainer's Playbook
Another one of our Ideas that Matter winners are Mai Kobori, Eulani Labay, Amy Findeiss from Parsons, The New School for Design. They worked with Blank Plate to create their Trainer’s Playbook, which is a toolkit and workbook that incorporates Blank Plate’s 10-week culinary design curriculum, empowering community leaders to become facilitators. To learn more about...
Dec 6, 2016 9:00 AM ET
Ideas that Matter 2016 | The 826 Anthology of Student Writing
Ideas that Matter winner McSweeney’s created an anthology of student work from each of 826 National’s seven chapters. 826 is a network of nonprofit organizations dedicated to inspiring students to cultivate their writing skills—encouraging them to share their voices, explore creativity and imagine a brighter future. To learn more about their project, please visit:...
Nov 28, 2016 11:00 AM ET
Ideas that Matter 2016 | The Pain Project: Creating Tools for Shared Decision-Making
Another winner of this year’s Ideas that Matter grant is The Center for Design in the Public Interest (DiPi) at the University of California, Davis. They worked with Hill Country Health and Wellness to create a 5-component toolkit that will improve patient/provider communication about...
Nov 11, 2016 9:00 AM ET