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Disability-Inclusive Grantmaking in Action

Remember: it takes a journey to achieve truly disability-inclusive grantmaking, and the journey is ongoing. Here’s a round-up of insight from just some of the foundations doing the work to lead the way. 

Ford Foundation’s Efforts to Elevate Disability Rights Holds Lessons for Other Grant Makers by Hilary Pennington and Catherine Hyde Townsend

Reflecting a Movement’s Principles in Grantmaking Structure: Evidence of the Benefits of Participation from the Disability Rights Fund and Disability Rights Advocacy Fund

The Unknown Ally in the Fight for Environmental Justice by Ximena Saskia Warnaars, Program Officer, Natural Resources and Climate Change, Ford Foundation

Why the Environmental Justice Movement Must Include Persons With Disabilities, Global Greengrants Fund

Real Equity Means Including People With Disabilities in Philanthropy by Co-Chairs of the Presidents’ Council on Disability Inclusion in Philanthropy, Darren Walker, President of Ford Foundation, and Dr. Richard Besser, President and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

How Foundations Can Lead on Disability-Inclusive Grantmaking by Rachele Tardi, Senior Program Manager, and Zachary Turk, Program Manager, Youth Exchange at Open Society Foundations

Pittsburgh philanthropies launch Disability, Inclusion, and Access to foster a better, more inclusive equity agenda by Kristy Trautmann, Executive Director, FISA Foundation and Carmen Anderson, Chief Equity Officer, The Heinz Endowments

Striving for Disability Equity: The Journey Ahead by Northwest Health Foundation

Disability Inclusion: Shedding Light on an Urgent Health Equity Issue by Dr. Richard Besser, President and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Why disability rights are central to social justice work—and what we’re doing about it by Noorain Khan, Director of the President’s Office, Ford Foundation

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