ASMP Foundation

Welcome to the ASMP Foundation

The Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization associated with the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP), a trade association representing media photographers. The Foundation was established by ASMP leadership as a vehicle to support and fund educational projects and programs. Learn more about the Foundation’s past projects.

To inquire about opportunities to support photography through the ASMP Foundation, please contact ASMP Foundation Board Chair, Michael Shay. 

Foundation Programs

ASMP Donor’s Circle Grant Program
The Foundation has also created a COVID-19 Emergency Cash Grant Program. It is called the ASMP Donor’s Circle. It supplies $250 cash grants to any photographic professional in need of immediate assistance during this pandemic.

Fiscal Sponsorship
In addition, ASMP has created another new program – Fiscal Sponsorship – supporting its inaugural project by local Florida photographer, Michelle Tricca, called The Face of Immokalee. This collaborative public art will create a visual metaphor on building walls and semi-trailer trucks, portraying the people and soul of Immokalee, an under served, under recognized agricultural community in privileged Collier County, Florida.

Mentorship Program
With the first year of it’s revival under its belt, the ASMP Foundation has funded its first new Mentorship Program done in conjunction with the New Mexico Chapter of ASMP to help under served communities in that area by selecting three emerging and mid-career photographers and offering a person to person learning experience to help further their visual and business skills.

Support the Foundation

The ASMP Foundation encourages and gratefully receives donations from individuals, corporations, and other organizations. By giving to the ASMP Foundation or by naming it in your will, you can help improve the art, craft and profession of photography in real and enduring ways.