Since November 2006, Shoot for Change has raised over $131,000 for various nonprofit organizations. In January 2012, Walter Grio created the Shoot for Change Scholarship at the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at American Ballet Theatre. Based on merit and need, this scholarship was awarded to one student in September 2012 to study at the JKO School. After her training, she was invited to join ABT as an apprentice in November 2013 and then became a member of the corps de ballet in June 2014. While in New York, Walter Grio invited her to several shows during Fashion Week and it turned out she was a huge fan of fashion. She has now written several pieces for Fashiontographer. You couldn’t have drawn a more perfect circle. In September 2013, a second scholarship was awarded.
Walter Grio is accredited by the prestigious Fédération Française de la Couture du Prêt-à-Porter des Couturiers to photograph and cover Paris Fashion Week Prêt à Porter and Haute Couture. He also has media accreditation to cover Fashion Week in New York, Miami, and Berlin. H e has received runway show invitations from Burberry, Elie Saab, Zuhair Murad, Akris, John Galliano, Issey Miyake, Paco Rabanne, Tsumori Chisato, Herve Leger, Andrew Gn, and others.
In addition, he has photographed the runway shows of Chanel, Carolina Herrera, Zac Posen, Elie Saab, Diane von Furstenberg, Monique Lhuillier, Reem Acra, Tracy Reese, Vera Wang, and many more.