Ideas That Matter is a grant initiative founded by Sappi designed with the design community in mind. Creatives are frequently asked to donate their services to create campaigns for non-profits. Sappi developed a grant program to help offset the cost of production for collateral to help raise awareness and assist in fund-raising for the cause at hand.
Founded in 1999, Ideas That Matter has funded more than 500 programs globally. Over $12 Million has been granted to non-profit projects that reflect the on-going commitment in the design community to use design in combination with innovative thinking to solve social problems. The deadline for applying for the 2014 grant is July 11th. In the meantime check out Charity Ball, one of the many innovative nonprofit programs supported in part by Ideas That Matter.