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Sappi Fine Paper North America Seeks Entries for Ideas That Matter Design Grant Program

Deadline: 07-20-2012

Sappi Fine Paper North America has announced a call for entries for Ideas that Matter, an annual grant program that provides monetary support to produce the creative ideas of designers working for social good. Sappi established the Ideas that Matter program to recognize and support designers who donate their time and talent to create communications materials for a wide range of charitable activities.

Since the program’s debut in 1999, Sappi has awarded more than $12 million in grants to designers who are performing pro-bono work for nonprofit organizations. Grants are awarded to projects that enhance lives and positively impact society across a wide range of issues, reflecting the concerns and needs of communities that designers live in and care about most.

Individual designers, design firms, agencies, in-house corporate design departments, design instructors, individual design students, and design student groups performing pro bono work for a nonprofit organization are eligible to apply.

Project concepts and design entries are evaluated on creativity, potential effectiveness, and the practicality of the implementation plan. Applications must include the mission statement of the benefiting nonprofit organization and proof of its 501(c)(3) tax-exempt (or Canadian equivalent) status.

Grant awards will range from $5,000 to $50,000 per project and may be used to cover implementation and out-of-pocket costs.

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