Disability Inclusion Pledge

Keith Jones Reflects on How Philanthropy Can Support Disability Economic Justice

A reflection on opportunities philanthropy has to direct funding toward systemic issues impacting the disability community.

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Fact Sheet: Disability and Economic Justice

Learn more about key statistics that highlight some of the many economic inequities disabled people experience.

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Lydia X.Z. Brown Powerfully Addresses Philanthropy’s Ableist Practices

A deeply honest spotlight on the multitude of ways ableism continues to show up across the philanthropic sector.

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Rebecca Cokley Unpacks Philanthropy’s Ableist History

A call to use the mechanisms of philanthropy to address inequities, first by acknowledging its roots in ableism.

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Ryan Easterly Reflects on the WITH Foundation’s Journey Toward Anti-Ableist Grantmaking

Learn about concrete actions WITH Foundation is taking to ensure their grantmaking practices are truly accessible and inclusive.

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Understanding Disability-Inclusive Grantmaking in a Broader Social Justice Context

A conversation with Ingrid Tischer about what funders need to know about disability-inclusive grantmaking.

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Dismantling the Charity Model of Disability Within Philanthropy

A conversation with Ingrid Tischer about why and how to dismantle the charity model of disability in philanthropy.

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Centering Disability Rights and Justice in Philanthropic Practice – Unity Summit 2021 Fire Session

Emily Ladau and Sandy Ho share perspectives on disability rights and justice frameworks as ways for philanthropy to move equality and equity forward.

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Stefanie Lyn Kaufman-Mthimkhulu Asks Philanthropy to Shift How It Chooses to Allocate Funds

A call for funders to reconsider existing grantmaking practices that perpetuate oppression.

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Marq Mitchell Offers Guidance on How Funders Can Support Justice for Marginalized Communities

Insights on what funders must be aware of to truly advance justice through their grantmaking work.

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Keris Jän Myrick Calls on Philanthropy to Center People with Lived Experience

Why it's vital for grantmakers to center people with lived experience in their grantmaking work.

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Journey to Inclusion Series: Participatory Disability Grantmaking

Learn from disability advocates serving on participatory grantmaking committees.

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Moving Toward Equity: the Disability Inclusion Pledge

by Megan E. Doherty Although disability is a natural part of the human experience, our cultures and institutions—including philanthropy—have long...

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Supporting Disability Inclusion Among Creative Groups

by Lane Harwell, Program Officer, Creativity and Free Expression, Ford Foundation The Ford Foundation's Creativity and Free Expression (CFE) program...

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How to Foster Meaningful Connections with Disability Advocates and Organizations

The most vital component of achieving social justice is centering the leadership and perspectives of marginalized communities. Funders must actively...

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How to Evaluate a DEI Trainer on Disability Knowledge

The Disability Inclusion Pledge calls upon philanthropy to include education about disability in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) training for...

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Sample Accommodations Request Templates

The Disability Inclusion Pledge includes two key actions for event accessibility: To request that an organization provide reasonable accommodations for...

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Guidance for Disability-Inclusive Grants Assessments

To better understand and learn from disability-inclusive grantmaking practices, foundations can use the following questions both for internal reflection and...

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Journey to Inclusion Series: Learning from Disability-Led Organizations

Click here for a transcript of this webinar. “Nothing about us without us,” is a guiding principle of the disability...

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Increasing Disability Inclusion by Tracking Participation

Disability is part of human diversity, some of the infinite threads woven through the fabric of our world. Across the...

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Guidance for Foundations on Creating Disability Advisory Groups

As part of a commitment to upholding “Nothing about us without us” and consulting with the disability community, teams may...

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Funder Guidance and Case Studies for Disability-Inclusive Grantmaking

Drawn from the Ford Foundation's capacity-building efforts with program staff, this guidance is intended to support grantmakers as they build...

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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...

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Disability Inclusion Toolkit

Commissioned by the Ford Foundation's Civic Engagement & Government program, the Disability Inclusion Toolkit is written and designed by disability community leaders...

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Four Ways We Can Work Towards Creating Inclusive Workspaces

By Sarah Napoli, Project Officer, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Open Society Foundations, July 2020 When the pandemic hit the globe...

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Disability Inclusion & Philanthropy: A Message to Funders

Listen up, funders! The time is now to ensure that disability is no longer relegated to a niche grantmaking area...

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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...

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Catalyze Disability Inclusion in Your Grantmaking

There are many steps to take to catalyze disability-inclusive grantmaking. This guide offer fives key strategies to start. 1. Ask...

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Disability Inclusion Menu

In this resource, you'll learn about strategies to bring disability inclusion to your workplace and grantmaking practices. There are many...

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Accessible Technology

A truly disability-inclusive workplace is one that uses accessible technology across the board, from hiring processes to day-to-day operations. To...

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Web Accessibility

This resource offers concrete information on ensuring your online presence is accessible to people with disabilities. Your foundation's online presence...

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Planning Accessible Meetings and Events

This resource has easy-to-use, practical resources on how to make meetings and events more inclusive. Now that so many events...

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Disability and Language

This resource seeks to provide tips on rights-affirming language and narratives preferred by people with disabilities. It is a starting...

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