Disability is part of human diversity, some of the infinite threads woven through the fabric of our world. Across the globe, more than one billion people live with some type of disability. The Disability & Philanthropy Forum seeks to increase the participation of people with disabilities in the philanthropic sector.
When we have people with disabilities at the table as executive leadership, employees, board members, and grantees, our foundations will begin to represent the broad perspectives, knowledge, and adaptability of our communities, and the sector will become more innovative and equitable.
The purpose of this paper is to provide guidance to philanthropy partners about how to track disability within their staff and boards, and ultimately their grantees.