Deadline: October 23, 2022

Established in 2016, the Bob and Diane Fund supports visual storytelling that documents Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

This annual grant supports the completion, publication, exhibition, and/or screening of photography with funding. The grantee will be announced in mid-November during National Caregiver’s Month. The project may encompass any angle related to Alzheimer’s disease or dementia care, treatment, recovery, science, etc.

Gina Martin founded this nonprofit in honor of her parents Bob and Diane Martin—high school sweethearts married 49 years. Diane died of Alzheimer’s in 2011 and Bob, her loyal caregiver, died 3 months later.


  • Grant will be in the amount of $5,000 USD.
  • The grant money shall be used to finish, publish, exhibit, and/or screen the submitted work. Note that if you live outside the United States, the BDF must withhold 15% for tax purposes.


  • Open to any photographer.
  • They may be from anywhere in the world.
  • You can submit still images only.


  • Submit a 250-500 words essay in English describing the project, why this work is important to you, and how you see the grant helping you complete the project. Name the file with your initials and proposal at the end (ex: GMM_Proposal).
  • Submit 15-25 images (black/white or color). Name the file with your initials and number each image at the end (ex: GMM_01, GMM_02). (Files: 72dpi, RGB, 3000pixels on the long side, jpegs, caption each image – do not include photographer’s name in the captions).
  • Submit bio and/or CV in English as PDF not to exceed 2 pages. Please be sure to include an email, location, and phone number. Name the PDF file with your initials and Bio at the end (ex: GMM_Bio).
  • Place the essay, images, and bio into a ZIP folder labeled with your initials and upload it to the Dropbox folder.

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