Ideas that Matter winner McSweeney’s created an anthology of student work from each of 826 National’s seven chapters. 826 is a network of nonprofit organizations dedicated to inspiring students to cultivate their writing skills—encouraging them to share their voices, explore creativity and imagine a brighter future.
Another winner of this year’s Ideas that Matter grant is The Center for Design in the Public Interest (DiPi) at the University of California, Davis. They worked with Hill Country Health and Wellness to create a 5-component toolkit that will improve patient/provider communication about chronic pain treatment options by empowering a shared decision-making process.
Ideas that Matter winner Felicidad is creating a print publication that will feature outstanding, inspirational stories about social innovators from all corners of the U.S., and from all groups, showcasing the changemaking energy in this country for Ashoka’s initiative All America.
Our Ideas that Matter program is meant to inspire change and drive social good through print. The graphic design MFA program at MICA (Maryland Institute College of Art) is helping to lay the foundation for a lifetime of sexual and reproductive health by supporting young girls in Baltimore with innovative puberty educational tools through The Growing Girls Project, which is supported by the Johns Hopkins University Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion.
Design studio, The Blank Page, is helping SOLA, School of Leadership, Afghanistan to change lives through our Ideas that Matter grant. They will be creating a printed case statement and redesigned website that will feature the work of illustrators depicting life at SOLA—where girls in Afghanistan can receive quality education in a safe and healthy environment.
Today we begin our features on the 2016 Ideas that Matter grant winners. This week we take a look at Design Museum Foundation’s work for Extraordinary Playscapes.They plan to create Playground Passports, outdoor kiosks, a website, and a catalog to amplify the reach of a national traveling exhibition on the design and importance of imaginative outdoor play.
BOSTON, September 20, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Sappi North America, a leading producer and supplier of diversified paper and packaging products, today announced the eight grant recipients of its 17th annual Ideas that Matter program, where financial support is given to designer applicants who create and implement print projects for social impact.
Have you heard of Sappi’s Ideas that Matter competition? More than a decade ago, Sappi established the grant program to recognize and support designers who use their skills and expertise to solve communications problems for a wide range of charitable activities. Since 1999, Sappi has funded over 500 nonprofit projects, contributing over US$12million worldwide to causes that enhance our lives and our planet.
Remembering the life and design contributions of an Ideas That Matter grant recipient, Robert Sedlack
We dedicate this blog post to honor the life and design contributions of an Ideas that Matter grant recipient, Robert Sedlack, who passed away earlier this month. Robert was an award-winning designer, respected professor and leader in the design community. His academic research was focused on the life-changing impact that design can have when applied appropriately and collaboratively to social betterment problems. Robert used the research results, in combination with his personal passion and design professionalism, to achieve social and cultural advancement on the world stage.