Alumni Grant Program

Former grant recipients have the opportunity to apply for ongoing career support.


The purpose of the DPPF Alumni Grant is to assist with career development by providing funding for a project or to facilitate working with colleagues or mentors. Funds may be spent on such line items as training, travel, lodging, and/or equipment and supplies required for a specific project (but not solely for equipment or supplies). The proposed activities must directly relate to advancing your photography career, and receipts must be provided to document usage.


Photographers who were previously awarded a DPPF Grant are eligible to apply. Photographers who receive an Alumni Grant are ineligible to reapply.


Grants are intended to fund projects and career-development experiences that are not already underwritten by other funding or employment. In 2023, the maximum grant amount was $2,500.