Ideas That Matter

Sappi this week announced the winners of its 2009 Ideas That Matter grants. The program funds the work of designers nationwide, supporting printed projects for nonprofit organizations of all stripes. Sappi awards $1 million in grants each year globally, with $400,000 going toward projects in North America. This is the program’s 10th anniversary.

This year’s winning designers and the nonprofits they’re working with:

Ashley Ciecka of The Academy of Art University in San Francisco: SoftSpot Gallery and Design Center

William Drenttel and Jessica Helfand of Winterhouse in Falls Village, CT: Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation

Gary Fogelson of Fogelson-Lubliner Inc., Brooklyn, NY: Border Crossers

Davina Grunstein of INK design in Baltimore: Baltimore Tree Trust

Doug Hebert of Savage in Houston: MD Anderson Cancer Center

Kit Hinrichs of Pentagram San Francisco: Public Architecture

Joshua Knox of BRUTE LABS in Mountain View, CA: Red Rock

Denise Korn of Boston’s Korn Design: Youth Design Boston

Siri Okamoto and Patrick Clark of the School of Visual Concepts in Seattle: Chimpanzee Sanctuary

Michael Osborne of Joey’s Corner in San Francisco: San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center

Emily Pilloton of Project H in Kentfield, CA: Project H

Scott Stowell of Open in NYC: Designer’s Accord

Julie Tinker of Brooklyn: International Planned Parenthood Federation

Rick Valicenti of Chicago’s Moving Design: Archeworks

Lowell Williams of Austin, TX: Planet Cancer

Maurice Woods of San Francisco: Inneract Project

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