The only non-profit design grant in the world, Ideas That Matter from Sappi, is currently accepting applications for their 2018 program. Ideas That Matter now funds over 500 non-profit projects that contribute more than 12 million dollars around the world. The projects are aimed at combating poverty, defending human rights, eradicating pollution and rebuilding cities devastated by natural disasters.
The program supports designers partnering with non-profit organizations who want to build better communities, enrich the lives of children, as well as provide an exceptional future for all of humankind. It’s a call-to-action for designers looking to make a difference through creative solutions to the world’s toughest problems.
What Type Of Work Is Eligible
Projects centered around the communications medium including banner advertising, T-shirts, print advertising, outdoor signage, websites, events and html campaigns are all acceptable types of work. The needs of the non-profit must be supported and part of the project must be printed.
To ensure your application is accepted please be sure to include the following with your application:
– IRS 501 (c) 3 letter or Canadian equivalent of non-profit organization you’ll be working with.
– Completed Call for Entry form containing:
-Design and non-profit information.
-Design Applicant contact information and design firm or company.
-Non-profit organization and contact person.
-Information about the non-profit’s mission and history.
-Signatures of designer and non-profit contact.
Also, be sure to include the title of the project, a written description, a visual presentation of the idea and a resume. Click here for more information.
Ideas That Matter is an annual program with a call for entries occurring once a year in early April. To be considered for the 2018 program your application must be submitted by July 6, 2018.
The winners will be announced at the end of September by an independent panel of judges.
Sappi, a woodfibre group with over 12,000 employees, in more than 20 countries, and businesses on three continents. The company’s aim is focused on finding sustainable and renewable solutions to battle the world’s growing carbon emission challenges.
Their products are found in everything from bio-energy to pharmaceuticals, from textiles to healthcare. They are diversified across a variety of industry sectors that are working hard to unlock the infinite possibilities of natural energy resources.
If you would like your project idea to be considered in the only non-profit design grant in the world, please apply by the July 6 deadline. We’d love to hear from you!