About Vital Impacts
Vital Impacts is a women-led 501c3 non-profit organization founded by National Geographic photographer and filmmaker Ami Vitale, who has been a pioneer in creating unique conservation stories that amplify the work of communities on the frontlines of grassroots conservation. The mission of our non-profit is to support organizations who are protecting people, wildlife and habitats.
Within six months, Vital Impacts parlayed a generous startup grant of $25,000 into more than $1,500,000 through the sale of fine art prints. We passed these profits onto unique conservation and humanitarian efforts around the globe including Jane Goodall's Roots and Shoots program, Big Life Foundation, Great Plains Conservation's Project Ranger, SeaLegacy and Direct Relief.
As part of our programming, we created a year-long visual storytelling mentorship program for 40 indigenous Kenyan conservationists who are working to protect endangered wildlife and threatened habitats in northern Kenya. We work with both the most established artists in the world but are also particularly committed to amplifying emerging talent and creating opportunities for women and nonbinary photographers of color. As we grow, we will continue to actively seek ways to foster and support the next generation of photographers and storytellers.
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Equal Employment Opportunity & Affirmative Action Employer
Vital Impacts is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We are committed to a work environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. Each individual has the right to work in a professional atmosphere that promotes equal employment opportunities and prohibits discriminatory practices, including harassment. Vital Impacts will not tolerate discrimination or harassment of any kind.