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Support long-term tuition-free media education for the Majority World

The VII Foundation is the first and only non-profit organization dedicated to providing long-term tuition-free media education for the Majority World and underrepresented communities. We remain committed to empowering new voices and crafting stories that advocate change. In the last four years, we have trained over 1,000 people from 100 countries in ten languages, with more than half identifying as women.

Why am I being asked to donate to The VII Foundation?

Founded in 2001, The VII Foundation is the first and only non-profit organization dedicated to providing long-term tuition-free media education for the Majority World and underrepresented communities. Over the last four years, our educational program, VII Academy, has trained over 1,000 people from 100 countries in nine languages, with more than half identifying as women.

All our training for the Majority World is free, with every student’s costs paid for by the foundation, because we believe building the capacity of local storytellers is essential to producing a better and more comprehensive understanding of our complex world.

There are many ways to join our existing partners and support the growth of our educational initiatives so that we can extend our work’s reach. Your donation helps us to expand our educational programs and continue training visual journalists as they develop sustainable careers built on ethics, integrity, and good practice. We believe this is vital to trustworthy journalism and democracy worldwide.

Does my donation qualify for any tax relief or charitable donation deduction?

In the U.S., yes. The VII Foundation is a Section 501(c)(3) charitable organization, EIN 51-0427657. All donations are deemed tax-deductible without any limitations on deductibility applicable to a particular taxpayer. No goods or services will be provided in exchange for your contribution.

What payment methods can I use to make my donation?

You can make your donation by credit card or PayPal. We accept most credit cards. For other ways to donate, please contact us directly at [email protected]

Can I set up an automatic monthly donation?

Yes, you can arrange a recurring monthly donation or opt for a recurring annual donation. We recommend that you refer to this helpful Donorbox guide to help you set up and manage these recurring contributions.

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Who should I contact if I have a question about donating?

Please contact us at [email protected]. We will get back to you as soon as possible.

Other forms of support

To support The VII Foundation by donating to specific projects, please see our Supporting Education presentation. To discuss making a more significant donation or providing specific funding not listed in the presentation, please get in touch with us directly at [email protected].

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Image Above: ©Natalia Neuhaus for the VII Mentor Program. In a world filled with preconceptions and stereotypes, “Healers: Sex Work as a Calling” presents viewers with a fresh and intimate perspective on the lives of those who have chosen this profession. Judith is a native New Yorker who has pursued this career for over 40 years. She identifies as an artist, shamanic healer, Tantrika practitioner, and mentor.

Image Below: ©Nicole Tung for Imagine: Reflections on Peace. Schoolchildren exit a bus in western Mosul, Iraq. Since Mosul was declared liberated by the Iraqi forces four months ago, some schools have reopened in the city where many children have missed years of their education. November 2017.