About the Disability & Philanthropy Forum

Rebecca Cokley, Darren Walker, and Maysoon Zayid connect at a meeting of the Presidents’ Council.

Start Your Journey to Inclusion

Our Purpose

Welcome to the Disability & Philanthropy Forum, brought to you by the Presidents’ Council on Disability Inclusion in Philanthropy to support an active, ongoing learning journey about equitable disability inclusion.

Why is disability inclusion so important? Consider this: according to the World Health Organization, more than one billion people – 15% of the global population – have a disability.  But disability isn’t just a statistic; it’s part of the human experience. People with disabilities are your family, friends, neighbors, colleagues, and community members.

A Call to Action

The time is now for funders to take meaningful action to learn about and support the disability community. This means actively championing disability inclusion in hiring, communications, and resource allocation. It means publicly committing to disability inclusion  and outwardly communicating progress along the journey. It means being open to feedback and criticism and taking accountability. It means collaborating with your colleagues and supporting one another in this work.

What You’ll Find

Every resource is curated based on the central tenet driving our mission: not only acknowledging and including, but actively centering perspectives of people with disabilities in our work. We are guided by a mantra of the disability rights movement, “Nothing about us without us,” which to us means not only that disabled people should have a seat at the table, they should be leading the way. 

If you have suggested resources, please send them to info@disabilityphilanthropy.org for consideration.

Member Resources

If you work in philanthropy, we invite you to register for a Forum member account to access additional tailored resources such as occasional webinars and monthly newsletters to further your learning. Thank you for joining us on this journey.