Sappi Fine Paper North America has announced the 2011 call for entries for Ideas that Matter, an annual grant program that recognizes and supports designers who donate their time and talent to create communications materials for a wide range of charitable activities.
Ideas that Matter grants will be given to individual designers, design firms, agencies, in-house corporate design departments, design instructors, and individual design students and design student groups working on any kind of communication project that supports the needs of a nonprofit organization. At least a portion of the project should be printed. Additional elements may include a variety of communication media such as outdoor signage, T-shirts, banner advertising, print advertising, Web sites, and HTML campaigns.
Project concepts and design entries for Ideas that Matter will be evaluated on their creativity, potential effectiveness, and practicality of implementation. Applications must include the mission statement of the nonprofit organization that will benefit from the campaign and proof of its 501(c)(3) tax-exempt (or Canadian equivalent) status.
Grant awards ranging from $5,000 to $50,000 per project may be used for implementation and out-of-pocket costs, including photography, illustration, paper, printing, mailing, and related expenses. Grants cannot be applied toward the designer’s time, hardware, or overhead elements such as computers or rent.
For complete program guidelines and the entry form, visit the Sappi Web site.
Link to Complete RFP