Philadelphia Foundation



Health & Nutrition

By Erika S.

Grants Manager

Posted May 16, 2018


This project will save us $5,048 , allowing us to to provide free dental care to uninsured children.

What We Need

  • A photographer who will work with the Organization over 1-2 days to capture an important event or shoot a series of photographs to tell the Organization's story
  • A set of professionally edited, high-resolution images delivered in JPEG or TIFF format suitable for web or print use
  • Note: The photographer needs to be available in the same geographical location as the Organization or be willing to travel at own expense

How This Will Help

This project will enable us to share with our donors the impact of their support and why it is so critical to the families we serve. Our service numbers only communicate part of our impact. It's the compelling stories of our patients, community partners, and donors that really promote our mission and raise awareness about childhood dental health.

What We Have In Place

We currently have our annual report outlined which should make it easy for you to get started. We also have three subjects to be photographed for our annual report and the ability to provide any other information you need.

Fun Fact

We encourage everyone to share a smile!

  • Location: This opportunity requires the volunteer to be on-site

Project Steps

Prep: Distribution of Prep Materials
  • Volunteer Manager provides background on the Organization and goals for the photos (intended usage & number of photos needed)
  • Professional and Volunteer Manager agree upon a work plan including: budget, shoot location, dates, length of shoot and materials needed
Milestone 1: Photo Shoot
  • Professional directs the photo shoot on agreed upon date and time
Milestone 2: Editing
  • Professional edits and color corrects the photos
Milestone 3: Presentation of Deliverables
  • Professional delivers high-resolution images to the Volunteer Manager
  • If the agreed upon deliverable was a photo essay, the Volunteer Manager works with the Professional to edit the selection of key photos into an essay and craft captions
  • Organization credits the photos appropriately
Prerequisites for Professional
  • Experience with event/commercial photography or photojournalism (please provide sample work)
  • Proficiency using editing software
  • Proximity to the Organization or willingness to travel
Prerequisites for Organization
  • An idea for the story you want to tell, willing subjects or an event you’d like to document
  • Signed releases for subjects and location, if required
  • Ability to cover hard expenses (film, developing)

Our Mission

To provide children in under-served communities with preventive and restorative oral health care as well as innovative health education programs, focusing on the prevention of dental disease and the development of positive, personal health behaviors.

What We Do

Kids Smiles works to improve the oral health of children in our community with an approach that is unique to the oral health care industry. We address the barriers to good oral health that low income children face in three ways: providing access to a dental home in under-served neighborhoods; providing outreach services through community partnerships with schools, early childhood learning centers, primary care centers, and other organizations; and improving health literacy with a comprehensive oral health education program provided in our waiting rooms and the community. Kids Smiles treats more than 18,000 children in our dental centers and reaches more than 20,000 children and parents with educational programming on an annual basis.

  • City: Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • Staff Size: More than 50
  • Org age : 10-25 Years
Health & Nutrition