Our Fall 2015 Call-For-Entries has begun.
We are accepting submissions from
October 1, 2015 through November 15, 2015

 Get those applications ready to submit!

We are excited to see some new proposals for community-based photographic projects.
Two grants will be awarded: a $5000 Established Photographer Award and our Emerging Vision Award of $3500.

Please, please: Read over the proposal directions very carefully. Check the FAQ section for details and email us if you have any questions.
Attention Emerging Vision Applicants: if you would like feedback on your app, get it in by October 15, 2015. After that, you are on your own!


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The philosopher and psychologist William James once said “the greatest use of a life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.”

We believe that documentary photography can be that something, for the photographers making the images, those they photograph and the community at large. TheDocumentaryProjectFund was founded to enable photographers to do work that will outlast them and impact their communities in positive ways for years to come. Your donation to TheDPF keeps us going. If you believe that art can enlighten, instruct and be a force for change, please show your support right now by clicking on Donate to TheDPF.

To show our appreciation, everyone who donates $100 or more will receive a fine art photographic print from one of our founders or awardees.
We are a 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

Founded in 2012, TheDocumentaryProjectFund is a 501(c)(3) focused on supporting still documentary photography, its photographers and funding projects committed to improving their local communities.

Your interest, enthusiasm and generous donations are greatly appreciated.


Good news: We have become an Affiliate of Pictureline, our favorite photography store. You can now shop online at a great retailer of photographic goods and help TheDPF at the same time. Simply click on the Pictureline link at the bottom of this page to get to their site. Any purchases made in this way mean a donation to TheDPF. Pictureline has a huge inventory of goods, competive pricing and fantastic customer service. Give it a try. Get what you need and donate to documentary photography at the same time.