The foundation is a Not-for-Profit Organization organized under the laws of the State of New York is committed to positive social discourse in underrepresented communities throughout the world by encouraging emerging and established photographers working in developing nations to keep their lenses fixed on the plight of the poor and disenfranchised.

Types of assistance offered by the organisation:


Target group: photojournalists

Operates worldwide 

The Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation for Documentary Photography & Film will award one EUR 3,000 grant to one documentary photography project based on the quality of the submitted 15-image portfolio, the strength of the submitted proposal, as well as any supporting materials including an updated CV. Grants are open to professional and emerging photographers in all countries. Photographers are expected to be committed to the field of reportage and documentary photography.