Your Gift in Action

We appreciate your gift the NANPA Foundation and will put it to use in programs that benefit nature photography. These are the activities and programs that the NANPA Foundation funds with nature photographers’ support.


Annual High School Program – Ten high school students spend a week immersed in nature and nature photography at the Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont in Tremont, Tennessee. Students leave the week with new friends, new photo techniques, new mentors from NANPA and a new appreciation for their own skills. Learn more.

(Photo by Karen Schuenemann)
(photo by Jon Holloway)

College Photography Program – Each biennium at NANPA’s Nature Photography Summit, twelve college┬ástudents dive deeply into nature photography and give back to the local community. Students spend the first three days of the week-long program photographing and videotaping a natural area and its inhabitants and then spend countless hours in between sessions of the Nature Photography Summit editing that footage and creating a promotional video that the local nature center/area/program will use in its marketing. Learn more.

Photo Blind Grant Program – Nonprofit organizations can apply for a grant of up to $1,500 to build a photo blind in a public, natural area for photographers to use to capture stunning images while leaving a minimal impact on nature. More than 45 blinds have been funded so far and we’re just getting started! Learn more.

(Garey Park, Georgetown, TX; photo by Jim Hailey)
(photo by 2018 Philip Hyde Conservation Grant Recipient Mac Stone)

Philip Hyde Conservation Grant – A $2,500 conservation grant is awarded annually to an individual NANPA member actively pursuing the completion of a peer-reviewed environmental/conservation project that uses photography as at least part of its deliverables. The project must be consistent with the missions of NANPA Foundation and NANPA. Learn more.

Jane Kinne Endowment Fund – NANPA Foundation enjoys the benefit of having a Jane Kinne Endowment Fund where the interest from the money invested in this particular fund can be used to support the NANPA Foundation program with the greatest need.

(Former NANPA Foundation President Jane Kinne; photo by Russ Kinne)