Disability Inclusion in Philanthropy

A Working Paper for Grantmakers and the Consultants Who Support Their Work

The National Network of Consultants to Grantmakers (NNCG) working paper is a starting place of learning for the Disability Inclusion Working Group and its colleagues of the National Network of Consultants to Grantmakers. Through the paper, we provide a scan of how the philanthropic sector has addressed disability inclusion and feature the work of FISA Foundation, the WITH Foundation, and others that have been actively leading efforts in inclusion and disability justice. Included in the paper is a glossary of terms for those new to the work, as well. Ultimately, the paper is a challenge to us and to everyone in the philanthropy field to consider what role philanthropy plays in advancing disability inclusion, and how we can deepen our application of disability inclusion to our work.

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Telling Our Own Stories
Sofiya Cheyenne
The Mantle of Disability Justice
Nakia J. Green

From the Field:

Resources for Disability Inclusion and Disability Justice

Ensuring Virtual Events Are Accessible for All

Respectability May 2020 | Toolkit

Disability Is Intersectional: Keri Gray

Disability and Philanthropy Forum 2020 | Video

Disability Inclusion 101: Getting Started and Tips/Tools for the Journey

Disability and Philanthropy Forum July 2020 | Webinar

Making Our Grantmaking Process More Accessible and Inclusive

Ford Foundation January 2019 | Blog

Putting the “D” in Diversity: Enabling Foundations, Nonprofits and Partners to Include People with Disabilities

Respectability 2019 | Guide

A Guide to Funding Disabilities and Special Needs

Jewish Funders Network 2012 | Guide

20 Artists In Inaugural Class Of Disability Futures Fellows Receive $50,000 Grants

NPR 2020 | Podcast

Building Intersectional Movements: Disability Justice and Racial Equity

ADA 25 Advancing Leadership virtual conference 2020 | Video