Nonprofits serving people with disabilities

 Promising nonprofit organizations led by or closely connected to the communities they aim to serve often face challenges in terms of recognition and funding, despite their track record of community impact.

Almost half
of nonprofit leaders whose organizations primarily serve people with disabilities reported that no foundations provided new funding to support this community in 2020.1

Almost two-thirds of foundation leaders say that they provide
no grant dollars
to organizations serving people with disabilities or that only a small percentage of their grant dollars is directed to these organizations.2

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These curated resources have been collected to assist the growing number of donors who have requested guidance on how to incorporate an equity lens into their individual giving strategies.

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People with disabilities

Borealis Philanthropy's Disability Inclusion Fund – a social justice philanthropic intermediary that supports disability-led organizations in the U.S. and is working to bring about grassroots movements for transformative change

The Disability Rights Fund – a human rights organization resourcing organizations of persons with disabilities in the Global South through participatory grantmaking, technical assistance, and advocacy support to achieve equal rights and full participation in society

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Reflection Point

“I am different, not less.”

Dr. Temple Grandin

1, 2 From the Center for Effective Philanthropy’s 2021 report, Foundations Respond to Crisis (relative to organizations serving those with disabilities)