Giving Back

Making a difference through community involvement.

young photographers alliance

Blend Images is a proud sponsor of the Young Photographers Alliance (YPA), a global community where young photographers connect with the inspiration, resources and contacts they need to reach their full potential as artists and communicators, and build successful and sustainable careers. The YPA was launched in spring of 2009 by Jerry Tavin and Deborah Free of Picturehouse Marketing US. It is a 501(c)(3) educational foundation focused on bringing emerging photographers opportunities for advancement in photography. For further information on the Young Photographers Alliance, please visit

bridges 2 understanding

Bridges to Understanding uses digital technology and the art of storytelling to empower and unite youth worldwide, enhance cross-cultural understanding and build global citizenship. Our vision is a harmonious and interconnected world in which youth are actively engaged as responsible global citizens.

Blend Images is honored to support their mission and share their belief in the power of youth to change the world. To learn more about donation opportunities or volunteer, please visit

lance armstring foundation

Blend Images supports Livestrong, Lance Armstrong Foundation. This charitable organization was founded by Tour de France champion, Lance Armstrong, with the goal of supporting cancer prevention, providing access to cancer screening and care, improving the life of cancer survivors, and investing in cancer research. Our photographers and staff have taken an active fundraising campaign to help forward the agenda and work of Livestrong. As cancer has affected so many we know and love, Blend is proud to contribute to Livestrong by sponsoring Team Sunscreen, a bike team riding in the Portland Livestrong Challenge and other Livestrong events in the future. To support Team Sunscreen, or to make a general donation, please visit