About Vital Impacts
Vital Impacts is a 501(c)(3) women-led, non-profit which uses art and storytelling to support people and organizations who are protecting our planet.
We have brought together today's most compelling environmental artists who have come together to rally around a cause—inspiring the next generation of environmental stewardship. Their award-winning imagery brings to life the biodiversity crisis and the people and programs working toward a sustainable future.
Fine art print sales and donations are supporting grassroots conservation organizations, and educational speakers series, mentoring and grant program is fostering the next generation of conservationists. We work with both the most established artists in the world but are also particularly committed to amplifying emerging talent to foster and support the next generation of environmental photographers and storytellers.
Within its first year, Vital Impacts parlayed a generous startup grant of $25,000 into more than $2,000,000 the sale of fine art prints and fundraising. 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.
Since our inception, we have been able to provide over half a billion dollars in medical equipment to war-torn regions, support the salaries and equipment of 60 rangers, create a monitoring program for pangolins, fund a salmon action platform, finance two new films, and create a yearlong storytelling mentorship for 40 Kenyan conservationists.
We have recently awarded two $20,000 environmental photography grants and created an annual mentoring program for 50 environmental photographers from around the world. The purpose of our grants and mentorships is to support and encourage visual storytellers to create a long-term documentary photography project with local communities who are working to protect the environment and wildlife.
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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.