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Fund a Future

You can put a bright future in focus for our students. Your donation will help us close the digital divide and catalyze students’ economic advancement, creative talents and personal well-being.

Cash and in-kind donations allow us to provide free digital photography education to children and young adults in low-income or marginalized communities. Photography is a universal language that opens doors to learning about art, science, and technology – particularly important in a global world where the digital revolution has integrated advanced technologies into society and culture. These skills are in demand and transferable to fields beyond photography.

Tax-Deductible Donations

Photo Start is a registered 501(c)3 organization in the United States. Donations made within the United States are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

THROUGH THE SUPERPOWER OF PHOTOGRAPHY, WE TEACH NECESSARY LIFE SKILLS AND TRANSFERABLE PROFESSIONAL SKILLS THAT STRENGTHEN STUDENTS AND PREPARE THEM FOR SUCCESS IN ANY WORLD.

Working in communities that are under-resourced and underestimated, Photo Start aims to close the digital divide and open doors to opportunity. 

Our program is not a photography class. It is digital technology and business skills. It is storytelling, interpersonal skills, and social emotional learning. It is creativity and self-expression. It is a way through to a future in focus.

You can do something right now to support our mission:
JOIN OUR LEAGUE OF ACTION! HEROES

It’s super easy, just select an amount then tap the blue button to power up Students with more classes in more communities. 

Fund a Future

You can put a bright future in focus for our students. Your donation will help us close the digital divide and catalyze students’ economic advancement, creative talents and personal well-being.

Cash and in-kind donations allow us to provide free digital photography education to children and young adults in low-income or marginalized communities. Photography is a universal language that opens doors to learning about art, science, and technology – particularly important in a global world where the digital revolution has integrated advanced technologies into society and culture. These skills are in demand and transferable to fields beyond photography.

Tax-Deductible Donations

Photo Start is a registered 501(c)3 organization in the United States. Donations made within the United States are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

Other Ways to Help

Donate Equipment

A photography class is just not possible without cameras, lenses and related gear. 100% of our tools are donated – and not limited to cameras and accessories; we also need iPads, smartphones, laptops, and audio/video tech. Your “outdated” gear can sustain a Photo Start program for many years!

Donate Your Time

Even if you are unable to donate cash or equipment, you can still help by donating your time as a volunteer! We always need a hand around the virtual office.

Donate While Shopping

AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support Photo Start every time you shop. Click on the AmazonSmile button to activate then select Photo Start as your charity. When you shop using AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to us! At no extra cost to you!

Donate Other Gifts

We accept stocks, bonds, cryptocurrencies, treasuries, and annuities. Contact us at support@photostart.org for more details or let us know via our Contact Us page.

Every Gift Can Change a Life

$10

Gives one student a memory card which lasts for years and allows them to own and keep their work.

$25

Gives one student two weeks of photography lessons and digital experience.

$50

Gives one student one month of lessons across all of our curricula and their very own memory card.

Success Stories​

Sarah Sunday

Meet the award-winning photographer featured in The New York Times

Hayron Abraham

Meet the former gang member who parlayed his Photo Start experience into jobs in radio and television

Markson Ombati

Meet the current Warspark student who scored a paid photography gig