The Alexia Foundation promotes the power of photojournalism to give voice to social injustice. Production grants  are awarded to students and professional photographers to give them the financial ability to produce substantial stories that drive change in the effort to make the world a better place. Students also get scholarship opportunities.
Deadlines: Professional grants — January 13, 2014; student grants — January 27, 2014.
Inspired by their dear daughter and sister Alexia Tsairis who was innocently killed at the age of 20 during the 1988 terrorist bombing of Pan Am Flight 103, the Tsairis family have worked to build Alexia’s legacy as a photographer through The Alexia Foundation. From it’s beginning as a memorial fund at Alexia’s alma mater Syracuse University, The Alexia Foundation has grown to become one of the most well-known and respected awards in the field of photojournalism, earning recognition and awards from World Press Photo, the Emmy News and Documentary Awards, the duPont-Columbia University Award, and a Pulitzer Prize; just to name just a few. The Alexia Foundation has given $700,000 to 110 photography students and 18 professional photojournalists producing 128 funded projects over the last 24 years.
The Alexia Foundation is built on sharing a story through images and over the last 20 years, has supported and funded photojournalists who have covered important social issues from around the world including sex slavery in the United States, the atrocities of civil war in Sudan, women’s rights, the impact of the violent drug wars, illness, poverty, environmental disasters, and much more.