Friday, March 21, 2008

Ideas that Matter Call for Entries - $6,000 to $50,000 Grants

Sappi Fine Paper North America today announced the call for entries for the 2008 Ideas that Matter program, an international grant program that provides funding to designers and design companies for the development of unique print-based campaigns promoting social, environmental and humanitarian causes.

This year, Sappi created a powerful brochure campaign speaking directly to the design community to focus on the enormous impact they have to instill change in our society. The thought-provoking brochures address the very real challenges that individuals struggle with everyday, including: domestic violence, addiction and homelessness.

Last year's North American Ideas that Matter program awarded 15 grants to fund campaigns for non-profit organizations of the recipients' choosing. Sappi received over 100 applications from North American designers and awarded grants ranging from over $6,000 to $50,000.

Entries will be judged by an independent review panel of top North American graphic designers and representatives from leading non-profit organizations. All judges based their decisions on each proposal's creativity and potential effectiveness, and expressed confidence in the designers' vision.

The deadline for the 2008 Ideas that Matter grant submissions is May 31, 2008. For more information on Sappi's North American Ideas that Matter program, please visit