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Empower young individuals with transformative programs that can change their lives. Make a lasting difference with a recurring monthly donation.



The individuals leading our fundraising efforts for Photo Start have accomplished some truly remarkable feats and continue to brainstorm fresh ideas regularly.

What action will you take?

Start your Fundraiser 

By clicking on “I want to fundraise for this” you can create your peer-to-peer fundraising page and share your page with your family and friends and ask them to support your efforts. Your support will work to empower under-resourced young people to imagine, create, and choose their future.

The possibilities for fundraising are endless! Looking for some inspiration? Contact [email protected] and let’s create magic together.

Donor Advised Funds

We are pleased to accept donations from donor-advised funds at Photo Start. Please mention our tax ID, 81-2422666, when making a donation through a donor-advised fund, and let us know how best to recognize your contribution. 

Please remember that gifts from donor-advised funds must follow certain IRS criteria; if you have any concerns, speak with your tax advisor. 

To receive further information or to notify us of a donation made through your donor-advised fund, please send an email to [email protected]

Become a corporate Sponsor

By collaborating with Photo Start, you can inspire today’s youth to grow up to be tomorrow’s leaders and make the world a better place for everyone. By demonstrating your dedication to our cause, you not only enhance your brand’s recognition and public image, but you also motivate your staff. Regardless of the size of your business, we collaborate with you to develop a strategic partnership plan that represents your corporate objectives and has a greater impact on more areas.

Here are some ways your business can participate and make a difference:

  • EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT: Encourage your employees to get involved and make a difference by connecting them with Photo Start through fundraising, workplace giving, matching gifts, learning experiences, and service days. This will not only foster a sense of community but also multiply the impact of employee giving.
  • CAUSE-RELATED MARKETING: By utilizing cause-related marketing, you can raise brand recognition, boost sales, and demonstrate your commitment to social responsibility. You can accomplish this by setting initiatives like arranging fundraising events for clients, promoting donations with purchase programs, and donating a percentage of revenues to Photo Start.
  • EVENT SPONSORSHIP: By supporting an event, you may connect with fresh, interested audiences and foster a sense of community for our cause.
  • IN-KIND SPONSORSHIP: Donate goods or services, such as cameras, cell phones, and tablets, that we need to operate our programs.
  • PHILANTHROPIC GRANTS: Contribute philanthropic grants to Photo Start to help with general operational costs or special projects.
  • FIELD PROGRAM SPONSORSHIP: Join forces with our team to support one of our innovative programs and have a significant influence on the ground.
  • STRATEGIC SPONSORSHIP: A strategic partnership combines long-term corporate generosity with multi-year collaborative program development to have a lasting impact. Such collaborations can entail supporting trial projects and developing new initiatives.
  • EMPLOYER MATCHING:  Match donations that your employees make to Photo Start.

Our global sponsors help us reach more people, have a bigger impact in the areas we work in, and give more communities access to initiatives that can change their lives.

If you are interested in a partnership opportunity, please reach out to [email protected] for further information.

Leave a Legacy

By leaving a bequest, you leave a living legacy.  A bequest allows you to continue to make a valuable contribution for decades to come.

Should you wish to leave a legacy, please contact [email protected] for further information.

Facilitate a program

Our goal is to offer sustainable solutions to local partners, empowering student participants to share their stories and make a positive impact in their communities. Our adaptable programs give partners the freedom to choose how they want to implement the program, whether in person, online, or a combination of both.

We also provide a licensed alternative, allowing partners to independently utilize our Photo Start curriculum. We understand that each organization has unique needs, so we offer a range of spending options, including a free programming option, to accommodate those requirements. If you’re interested in bringing a Photo Start program to your organization, please reach out to us at [email protected].

Join our Team

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. Your contribution not only improves the lives of our young people, but also encourages others to participate. Coming together we can change the world! Our volunteers live around the globe and at Photo Start, volunteers are family. They are web developers, photo and video editors, fundraisers, curriculum & programming experts, marketing professionals, photographers, teachers, and more, who donate their time and talent with ongoing or project-based support. All you need to do is fill out the form or email [email protected]


Help amplify the voices of young people globally by sharing their perspectives with your online and offline networks.

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Celebrate your birthday, anniversary, or other special occasion with a peer-to-peer fundraising drive – it’s easy and fun!

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“I envision myself having a good future as I keep expanding my career through practicing what I’ve taught in Photo Start’s amazing program.”

-Danny Tuyishime, Club Rafiki, Rwanda