Sappi North America, Inc., a leading producer and supplier of diversified paper and packaging products, today announced the 2019 recipients of its annual Ideas that Matter grant program. Celebrating its 20th year, the program provides funding to support the production and distribution of social impact print projects with integrated campaigns.

For two decades, Sappi has championed the work of social impact designers through its Ideas that Matter grant program, the cornerstone of its corporate social responsibility platform. The company has made global contributions totaling more than $13 million to fund more than 500 projects since the program was created.

This year’s recipients demonstrate how print, combined with online and in-person activities, can play an important role in solving social issues. The winning grants include a wide range of innovative solutions that will:

  • Advance sustainable food systems
  • Offer tax preparation support for low-income families
  • Deliver legal guidelines for independent farmers
  • Educate employers about equity and justice in hiring
  • Build positive relationships between law enforcement and communities of color

“As Ideas that Matter celebrates 20 years, Sappi continues to show its commitment to supporting social good through print design,” said Patti Groh, Marketing Communications Director, Sappi North America. “As we look ahead, we’re excited to continue working with a growing group of designers focused on social impact. We learn more about the important work being done in this field each year and expect that our efforts can continue to help it flourish and influence positive change for people and communities everywhere.”

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