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Photo by Morgan Heim 2017 Philip Hyde Grant winner
“Candlight Grow” All that glitters is not gold. Each light represents marijuana plants that once grew within this stretch of the High Sierra National Forest in California. A single grow can range from a thousand to tens of thousands of plants. © Morgan Heim 2017 Philip Hyde Grant winner.

Among many important projects, the NANPA Foundation offers two grants each year: the Philip Hyde Conservation Grant and the Janie Moore Greene Scholarship Grant. The deadline for both grants is 11 PM Eastern Time tomorrow, October 31st, 2019. Although that’s not a lot of time, the grant application forms are not onerous and can be completed with a few hours effort. So, if you are a student studying photography in college or are either planning or in the midst of a conservation photography project, this is your chance for some financial assistance that can have a real impact on what you’re doing!

Philip Hyde Conservation Grant

What could $2,500 do for your conservation photography project? For Alison M. Jones, recipient of the 2015 Philip Hyde Conservation Grant, it helped her collect more than 400 interviews (and photographs) of watershed scientists, stakeholders and stewards around the world as part of her No Water No Life “Voices of the River” project ( She is completing two expeditions this fall and beginning work on a book of watershed voices and views next year. You can get more information, tips, the complete application form and see summaries of the projects that previously were awarded grants on the grant page.

If you’re a NANPA member with a conservation photography project in need of funding, apply for the grant online through Oct. 31: Not yet a member?

Janie Moore Greene Scholarship Grant

Are You Studying Photography in College? Do you know someone who is?

Students studying photography at two-year or four-year colleges, art/design schools or photography schools are eligible to apply for the $1,000 Janie Moore Greene Scholarship Grant. You do not have to be a NANPA member to apply.

Learning About Past Grant Recipients

Over the past few weeks, previous grant recipients have been updating us on their projects in a series of blog articles. Take a look and see what receiving a NANPA Foundation grant meant to them and their projects.

Mac Stone received NANPA’s 2018 Philip Hyde Conservation Grant for his project, “Old Growth: Ancient Swamps of the South.”

Jiayu Su received the 2016 Janie Moore Greene Grant while a student at Northwest College in Wyoming.  He’s since moved across the continent, photographed amazing places and was part of the 2019 NANPA Summit College Photography Scholarship Program.

Krista Schlyer got the 2016 Philip Hyde Conservation Grant for her project on the Anacostia River.

Michelle A. Butler received NANPA’s 2015 Janie Moore Greene Grant. Having finished her Masters of Fine Arts, she “partners with universities and non-profit organizations to publicize research that seeks to conserve and protect some of the most vulnerable cacti, wildflowers and unique desert plant species.”

The 2015 Philip Hyde Conservation Grant went to Alison M. Jones at No Water No Life and was used to help transcribe numerous interviews with scientists, conservationists, and water users.

David Herasimtschuk received the 2014 Philip Hyde Environmental Grant for his Hidden Rivers project.

So, what are you waiting for? Time to get cracking on your grant application. Or to prod some photographers you know to apply for themselves.