Directory of Portrait Charities

Each charity below relies on professional photographers who generously donate their time & talent to give back to their communities. Explore each organization’s website to find out more about their mission and to apply as a volunteer.

CharityMission FocusLocations
CharityMission FocusLocations
Dog Meets World
Capturing & printing images on-site for the kids of the world, enabling them to receive their first photograph.
The F.I.L.M. Project
Photographers gifting professional family portraits to cancer patients and their families during their most fragile time.
Flashes of Hope
A nonprofit organization that changes the way children with cancer and other life threatening illnesses see themselves through the gift of photography and raises money for pediatric cancer research.
Canada & USA
Hearts Apart
Provides military service members with a professional family portrait session to help keep families connected during a deployment.
HeARTs Speak
Connecting animal artists to animal rescues to improve adoptability and ultimately, to reduce the number of animals euthanized each year.
A global movement of photographers who use their time, equipment and expertise to give back to those who are less fortunate.
Helping Hearts
Providing free portrait sessions for families with children who are suffering a life-altering illness or disability.
Inspiration Through Art
Professional photographers, artists, children, and other volunteers nationwide providing free programs and services to children & teens facing serious illnesses.
The Maple Leaf Mission
Giving "The Gift of Life" in pictures for terminal, medical, and military.
Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep
Offers remembrance photography to parents suffering the loss of a baby with the free gift of professional portraiture.
Operation: Love Reunited
A foundation of photographers who help deploying military families capture images to remember their time together before or during, and at the return of a soldier to his or her family.
Red Thread Sessions
Celebrating adoptions by bringing together adoptive families and professional photographers from across the U.S.
Shoots For A Cure
A network of professional photographers celebrating life through complimentary portrait sessions for cancer patients going through treatment or in remission.
The Tiny Light Foundation
Providing professional photography for children and families facing a life-altering diagnoses.
Tiny Sparrow Foundation
Providing lasting memories through the beautiful art of photography to the families with children who are facing life threatening illnesses.
USA (Texas)


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