Grants offered


Getty Images Creative Grants

We proudly support photographers, filmmakers and communications professionals who use their talents to promote positive change in our world.

Nonprofits need striking video and imagery to tell their stories effectively. Beyond that, in order to stand out from the documentary style traditionally associated with the nonprofit sector, they need innovative and creative visionaries at their side to produce campaigns which elevate awareness for their cause. This is why the Getty Images Creative Grants provide two grants of $20,000 USD annually, shared equally between the photographer or filmmaker and agency partner to cover costs as they work together to create compelling new imagery and/or video for the nonprofit of their choice.

Inspired by our partnership with Lean In, an additional grant of $20,000 will be awarded to and shared by the photographer and creative agency whose joint proposal is to develop imagery for a nonprofit they choose to support which focuses on issues related to empowering women, girls, their families and communities. Entries meeting this criteria will be selected by the judges from amongst the Creative Grant entries. Please see our FAQ for more information.

The Getty Images Creative Grants are designed to support nonprofits which do not currently have the resources to employ photographers or filmmakers and communications professionals but who understand how breakthrough video, imagery or multimedia and strategic thinking about communications are essential to further their mission.

Grant recipients may use the entire award to offset shoot and other campaign expenses, or donate all or part of the funds directly to their charity and contribute their own time and resources to their campaign. At the completion of the project, the photographer or filmmaker and the communications agency involved will be showcased, alongside the nonprofit who benefits from their efforts, to the media and to our customers.

Feel free to contact us with questions about our Creative Grants at

Application deadlines

Applications will be accepted April 1 through May 28, 2014 at 11:59pm GMT
Grants will be announced in Sept. 2014

Judges for this year

Charlie Pinder
International Photography Manager
Red Bull Photography/Red Bull
Media House

Carsten Popp
Geschäftsleitung Kreation Solutions GMBH & Co. Kg

Marlous Neihot
Art Buyer/Media Producer
Nike Europe

Isabella Russ
Head of Photo
Terra Mater I Seitenblicke Magazin

Application details

Read the Terms and Conditions here (PDF, 41 KB)

Creative Grants FAQ (PDF, 86 KB)

Apply here
Between April 1 and May 28

Grant recipients and judges

Each year a panel of celebrated and independent judges awards our grants. The winning photographers then take very personal journeys, each in pursuit of their vision.

See the 2014 recipients and judges