A few years ago we posted about seven different charities that are making a difference through photography. Since then, we have also posted about numerous other charities and organizations that are also either working towards change or shining some light on an individuals life by way of photography. Today, we have nine more to add to the list of places to check out and consider donating some of your time to.
The Tiny Light Foundation- A non-profit organization that provides professional photography for children and families that have been faced with a life altering diagnoses. "Our mission is to provide and capture memories that will help provide a family with one less thing to worry about." (Located throughout Canada)
The Pablove Foundation- The mission of The Pablove Foundation is to fund pediatric cancer research and advances in treatment, educate and empower cancer families, and improve the quality of life for children living with cancer through hospital play, music and arts programs. We fight on in order to amplify one simple message: kids get cancer too. The Pablove Shutterbugs program teaches children living with cancer to develop their creative voice through the art of photography. The photography program runs for eight-weeks for pediatric cancer patients in the Los Angeles and New York areas.
Images for a Cure- Images for a Cure is an annual event promoting The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, our beneficiary charity. The event normally takes place during the fall (usually October, in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month). Each participating photography studio agrees to donate 100% of their session fees for that day to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, via our FirstGiving page. (U.S.)
Shoots for a Cure- Shoots for a Cure, formerly known as Think Pink Photography, is a charitable organization that serves two main purposes – celebrating life and supporting the cause. Now that TPP has changed, we support all types of cancers. Through our professional photographer network, we are helping cancer patients to celebrate life with charitable photography sessions. Sessions are available to document the fight before or during treatment or to celebrate the victory when treatment is completed. (Worldwide)
Tiny Sparrow Foundation- A non-profit organization dedicated to providing lasting memories through the beautiful art of photography to the families with children who are facing life threatening illnesses. With the help of photographers nationwide, we are able to give a beautiful album that will carry the love, joy and everlasting memory of each individual family. (U.S.)
Inspiration Through Art- A non-profit organization dedicated to empowering young people to give back, and make a difference through the beauty of art. Through our own artistic talents we are able to come together as one, to let children around the world know that they are loved, despite the challenges they face everyday. Our mission is to help provide and capture memories for families who are dealing with hectic schedules due to having a child who is suffering from a serious illness or life altering disability. We offer photography sessions for children or families as well as care packages. (U.S.)
Dog Meets World- An ambitious effort to put photos in the hands of all kids and families in need, often for the first time. When traveling take along "Foto" the unifying pup prop and a portable printer and give out tangible joy as a photo diplomat. Each photo shared plants a seed of peace. (Worldwide)
HeARTs Speak- HeARTs Speak was created to harness the power of art to effect social change, to connect artists with shelters and animal relief organizations, and ultimately, to save and better the lives of animals and people. We connect Rescues/Shelters with artists with the intention of breaking down the myth that animals from Rescues and Shelters are inferior in some way. Professional Photographs greatly improve adoptability, and ultimately will increase the number of animals adopted and reduce the numbers that are euthanized. (Worldwide)
The Giving Lens- An organization that focuses on blending photography education with giving back to local communities. We offer photography workshops in various locations around the globe, where we work alongside local Non-Profit organizations that are doing exceptional work. You will capture life, improve technique, and experience our earth during the trip. (Worldwide)
P.S.- There's a great little series HERE where photographers talk about their own experiences with "Giving Back with Photography".