Partners & Supporters

We have several partnerships with an amazing group of organizations throughout the United States. See below for our list of supporters and partners and take a little time to see who they are and what they do!


Best Buddies

Best Buddies is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  Best Buddies and the Shooting Beauty team are collaborating on creating Shooting Beauty related activities for the many Best Buddies programs.


Push America

Push America, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, was founded in 1977 and remains the exclusive philanthropy of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity with the purpose of serving people with disabilities and instilling lifelong service in fraternity members. Whether it is holding local and regional fundraising and construction events, or its annual cross-country bicycle ride, Push America is changing the way society views people with disabilities and fraternities.


Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital

Shooting Beauty and the Girl Scouts share the commitment to empowering others to discover their individual and collective potential, ultimately equipping them to become strong leaders of change. The Shooting Beauty and Girl Scouts partnership developed as a result of Shooting Beauty’s successful presentations at several Girl Scout conferences. Each interactive workshop session proved the film’s power to challenge and positively alter girls’ self-image and the judgments they place on others. As a result, the Girl Scouts of the Nation’s Capital and the Shooting Beauty Team have come together to bring Girl Scouts throughout the United States the Shooting Beauty Girl Scouts Patch Program. To read more about the program click here.





ITVS has partnered with Shooting Beauty for the Shooting Beauty Girl Scouts Patch Program as part of the ITVS Woman and Girls Lead initiative. Women and Girls Lead is a multiyear public media initiative led by ITVS (the Independent Television Service) to focus, educate, and connect citizens worldwide in support of the issues facing women and girls. Combining independent documentary film, television, new media, and global outreach partnerships, Women and Girls Lead amplifies the voices of women and girls acting as leaders, expands understanding of gender equity, and engages an international network of citizens and organizations to act locally and reach out globally.


Fledgling Fund

The Fledgling Fund seeks to improve the lives of vulnerable individuals, families, and communities by supporting innovation media projects that target entrenched social problems. The Fledgling Fund has been instrumental in the development of the Shooting Beauty outreach and engagement initiative.


VSA Massachusetts

VSA Massachusetts has been an amazing supporter of Shooting Beauty from it's inception.  VSA promotes the involvement of people of all abilities in the cultural life of our communities and develops multi-sensory arts-based teaching strategies in our schools, opening new windows onto the general curriculum for all students. VSAM is a leader in an international network founded in 1974 by Jean Kennedy Smith and affiliated with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.


Working Films

Working Films leverages the power of storytelling through documentary film to advance struggles for social, economic, and environmental justice, human and civil rights. With offices in the U.S. and London, they offer consultation and strategic planning for audience engagement, website and social media development, and complete campaign management services to filmmakers to ensure the content of nonfiction media truly meets the intention for positive impact. Working Films teamed up with Shooting Beauty to develop a national engagement campaign focused on the tremendous value of diversity, disability awareness, and accessible arts.


United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Boston

In 1996 United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Boston opened its doors to the Shooting Beauty team, providing them with the opportunity to get to know and document the future photographers for the first Shooting Beauty workshop. Audiences from all over the world are now on first name basis with these amazing and unique individuals. Based in Watertown, Massachusetts, United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Boston provides programs and services for people with disabilities and their families and is committed to advancing the independence, full citizenship and productivity of people with disabilities.


Now or Never Media

Now or Never Media (legal name Coruway Film Institute) is a non-profit corporation dedicated to media that celebrates the human spirit.  Formed in 1989, Now or Never Media distributes and produces programs with a focus on the relationship between characters and their world with the belief that studying these relationships helps us to know more about how we function, what drives us and what makes us who we are.  In 2009, Now or Never Media (a.k.a. the Coruway Film Institute) partnered with Extra Sensory Pictures to become the fiscal sponsor for Shooting Beauty.



The ArtThread Foundation makes art and creative expression more available to those impacted by illness, physical limitations, or social consequence. The Foundation works to build a global art-based community by making it possible for people to share and communicate via art. ArtThread has partnered with Shooting Beauty to provide an amazing platform for the creating and sharing of art in the Shooting Beauty workshops and programs.


Best of Everything

Best of Everything, a strong supporter of Shooting Beauty, is a leader in assisting non-profits that help citizens in need. Best of Everything is one the most acclaimed women's jewelry and accessory stores in the nation. Located in Naples, Florida and Kennebunkport, Maine, Best of Everything enjoys over 500,000 customers annually providing a shopping experience so compelling that you'll have to bring your families and friends back to prove it's real!


Harold and Sylvia Greenberg Theatre

Harold and Sylvia Greenberg Theatre
4200 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20016
American University and the Harold and Sylvia Greenberg Theatre generous supporters of Shooting Beauty and the Shooting Beauty Girls Scouts Patch Program.  The 300-seat theatre includes a stage, orchestra pit, dressing rooms, improved lighting, acoustics, scene and costume design shops, and great visibility from every seat.


Pixels & Pulp

Pixels & Pulp is a design firm specializing in sustainable branding, print collateral and web design. They work with socially and environmentally responsible organizations locally and globally. Their mission is to create designs with purpose because they believe in the causes that their clients fight for on a daily basis to make the world a better place. Pixels & Pulp is based in Maine and is constantly striving to engage in meaningful partnerships. Principals Elise and Megan have been huge fans of Courtney and George’s work and were extremely excited to partner with Jake & Company to give the Shooting Beauty project the online presence it deserves.


Jake & Company

Jake & Company is a team of developers, based in Providence RI, passionate about hand coding clean and accessible websites. Having partnered with independent designers, firms and agencies over the last decade to produce sites and applications for numerous non-profits, we were very excited to come alongside Pixels & Pulp to support the work of Shooting Beauty.

In addition to our many partners, the Shooting Beauty Project has been made possible by the generous contributions from the following supporters.  Click on the names below to see who they are! 

LEF Foundation

Women in Film

Kids with Cameras

Houston Center for Photography

Massachusetts Cultural Council

Cambridge Arts Coucil