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Make the Pledge: Join us on the Journey to Disability Inclusion

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About the Disability Inclusion Pledge

The COVID-19 pandemic, economic recession, and racial injustice have shined a light on the urgency of including disability in social justice work. As foundations and philanthropy-serving organizations, we must engage on a learning journey that centers the perspectives of disabled people and we must deepen our understanding of disability as a natural part of the human experience. Will you join our Pledge signatory peer network on the journey to disability inclusion by committing to the eight action items in the Pledge? To access resources to support your learning journey, click one of the action items below.

“The Disability Inclusion Pledge is a terrific roadmap to follow, providing direction and structure as we pursue equity.”

Kristy Trautmann, Executive Director, FISA Foundation

Who Should Sign the Disability Inclusion Pledge?

• Grantmaking Institutions

Grants must make-up at least 30% of budget

• Philanthropy-Serving Organizations

Including grantmaker affinity groups and donor collaboratives

Unsure if you meet the criteria to sign the Pledge?
Please see our membership criteria or email

“We signed the Disability Inclusion Pledge because in philanthropy and beyond, it is critical that we do our part to dismantle the structural ableism that harms millions of people every day.”

John Palfrey, President, MacArthur Foundation

“The Disability Inclusion Pledge offers a new framework to create effective change. Signing this Pledge, coupled with creating clear directives and actionable agendas, is the start of a path toward a more inclusive and equitable future.”

Ana Oliveira, President & CEO, The New York Women’s Foundation