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Cory Lira: Why Philanthropy Needs to Fund Disabled LGBTQIA+ Communities

Learn about the key issues facing disabled LGBTQIA+ communities, and how philanthropic funding can support solutions.

Masen Davis: Why HIV/AIDS is a Disability Justice Issue

Learn why the HIV/AIDS movement requires both LGBTQIA+ rights and disability justice lenses.

Shaena Johnson: How Philanthropy Can Make Grantmaking More Accessible

Learn how the Out in the South Project works to make their funding process more accessible.

Dom Kelly: How Philanthropy Places Barriers on Funding for Disabled Activists

Learn about the barriers to funding that disabled activists face - and how to remove those barriers.

Daphne Frias: Why Disabled Activists Are Excellent Climate Leaders

Learn about the essential qualities that disabled activists bring to climate advocacy - and why funders should be prioritizing them.

Satonya Fair: How Philanthropy Can Go Beyond Grants to Support Disabled Activism

Learn how funders can support disability rights activists before the grantmaking stage.

Mona Abhari: Why Disability Justice is Crucial for Labor Organizing

Learn about the systemic barriers facing disabled workers and why disabled leadership is necessary for labor movements.

Joan Morris: How Labor Discrimination Impacts Disabled Black Women

A Black disabled worker shares the devastating effect that labor discrimination has on Black disabled women.

Marisa Torelli-Pedevska: What Workplace Accommodations Actually Cost

Learn why workplace accommodations aren’t expensive - and how to make sure your workplace is meeting the needs of disabled workers.

Monica Lucas: How Workplace Ableism Harms Disabled Film Workers

Learn how workplace ableism excludes and harms disabled film workers.

Gabriel San Emeterio: How Funders Can Support Long COVID Patient Organizing

Learn the many ways in which funding can critically shift the care and research landscape for Long COVID patients.

Dr. Zoie Sheets: Why Funders Need to Listen to Long COVID Patients

An urgent call for funders, healthcare providers, and organizers to follow the leadership of those living with Long COVID.

Aida Akim-Escriva: How to Set Boundaries When Self-Disclosing A Disability in the Workplace

A reminder of the many forms that self-disclosing a disability can take.

Kevin Irvine: Why Self-Disclosing a Disability is Important

Learn how self-disclosing disability can create a more interconnected philanthropic sector.

Dessa Cosma: Why “Compliance” is Not Enough for Accessible Housing

Learn why it’s important to shift away from viewing accessibility through the lens of compliance.

Amanda Andere: The Importance of Funding Intersectional Housing Justice

Learn why de-siloing funding is crucial for achieving true housing justice.

Allie Cannington: How Philanthropy Can Fund Truly Disability-Inclusive Housing

A call for housing funders to center disabled perspectives.

Dr. Subini Annamma: How Racism and Ableism Work to Criminalize Disabled Children of Color

A deconstruction of the racist and ableist ideologies that criminalize Black and Brown disabled children.

Candace Coleman: How Funders Can Support Formerly Incarcerated Disabled People

Three ways funders can support community reentry for formerly incarcerated disabled people.

Jamelia Morgan: How Policing Impacts People With Non-Apparent and Psychiatric Disabilities

Learn how over-policing can lead to violence against disabled communities - and what funders can do about it.

Ana Oliveira: How Foundations Can Integrate a Disability Lens in Grantmaking

Learn why a commitment to intersectional disability inclusion funding requires dismantling traditional segmented grantmaking categories.

Catherine Hyde Townsend: 3 Ways Philanthropy Can Demonstrate Its Commitment to Disability Inclusion

Three concrete lessons on how to internally demonstrate your organization’s disability inclusion commitment.

Amoretta Morris: How Funders Can Support Liberation Work

Two lessons learned by a philanthropic intermediary funding social justice and liberation work.

Jen Bokoff: How Ableism Plays Out in Philanthropy

A look at three examples of systemic ableism in the philanthropic sector – and how philanthropy can counteract it.

Katherine Pérez: What Funders Need to Know About Disabled Communities of Color

Three essential reminders for funding the work of disabled people of color.

Jennifer Lee: How Disabled and Asian American Communities Form “Parallel Narratives of Resistance”

An exploration of how systemic oppression and persistent anti-Asian violence marginalize disabled Asian Americans.

Heather Watkins: Disabled Black Women and the “Strong Black Woman” Stereotype

An example of how the “Strong Black Woman” stereotype particularly burdens disabled Black women.

Rasheera Dopson: Why Diverse Disabled Leadership is Important

Learn how the presence of openly disabled leadership mobilizes other disabled people to become leaders.

Azeema Akram: How Self-Disclosure Creates a More Disability-Inclusive Work Culture

Discover how one person's self-disclosure can mobilize others toward a disability-inclusive culture.

Day Al-Mohamed: Why Media Created by Disabled Artists is So Important

An explanation of how disability representation in media shapes public perceptions.

Lillie Lainoff: How Writing Can Be a Platform for Representing Disabled Youth

Learn how amplifying disabled voices in literature can lead to dismantling internalized ableism.

Jen White-Johnson: Why Joy Must Be the Center of Disability Narratives

A personal look at ableist stigma in education and how disabled joy can dismantle it.

Tolu Adegbite Highlights the Connections Between Race, Website Design, and Accessibility

Insight on how and why website designers should recognize the connections between race and accessibility.

Tolu Adegbite Emphasizes the Need to Work on Technology Accessibility Through an Intersectional Lens

A reminder of why we must recognize how identities overlap when working on making technology truly accessible to all.

Meryl Evans Encourages Organizations to Prioritize Accessibility

A call for organizations to include Deaf and disabled people and prioritize accessibility in all of their technology development, testing, and usage.

Cara Reedy Flips the Script on Societal Perceptions of Disability

A reflection on how we talk about disability and encourages us to reconsider the language we use.

Rebecca Vallas Urges Philanthropy to Address the Widespread Economic Crisis Among Disabled Americans

A reflection on economic inequities that disabled people disproportionately experience.

Mia Ives-Rublee Explains Why Poverty is a Policy Choice

A spotlight on what actions can mitigate the poverty that disabled people experience.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Daphne Frias Celebrates Resilience of Disabled People as an Asset to Fighting Climate Change

Daphne Frias shares her perspective on why the resilience and knowledge of the disability community are vital assets to the work to fight climate change.

Dr. Yolanda Muñoz Urges Climate Justice Funders to Include Disabled People

Dr. Yolanda Muñoz discusses why it's imperative to include the disability community in grantmaking work that addresses climate change.

Valerie Novack Discusses Environmental Racism

Valerie Novack highlights the cause and effect connections between environmental racism and disability.

Dr. Joseph Stramondo Addresses the Relationship Between Technology and Disability

Dr. Joseph Stramondo urges a reconsideration of how technology is used in relation to disability, focusing on technology as a...

Dr. Subini Annamma Urges Philanthropy to Center BIPOC Disabled People

Dr. Subini Annamma urges philanthropy to stop centering whiteness and shift toward centering BIPOC disabled people. Click here for a...

Dr. Subini Annamma Addresses the Connection Between Mass Incarceration and Eugenics

Dr. Subini Annamma shares the ways in which mass incarceration is connected to eugenics. She addresses both the disproportionate incarceration...

Lydia X. Z. Brown Calls On Philanthropy to Center Multi-Marginalized Disabled People

Lydia X. Z. Brown calls on philanthropy to center multi-marginalized disabled people within their work and equitably redistribute resources. Click...

Lydia X. Z. Brown Addresses the Ableism of Algorithmic Technologies

Lydia X. Z. Brown addresses the ableism of algorithmic systems and the impact this has on the disability community--especially multi-marginalized...

Victoria Rodriguez-Roldán Addresses the Connections Between LGBTQIA+ and Disability Identities

In this excerpt from the Disability & Philanthropy Forum's webinar on gender, sexuality, and disability, Victoria Rodriguez-Roldán calls upon the...

Leslie Templeton Addresses the Connections Between Disability and Experiences of Sexual Violence

In this excerpt from the Disability & Philanthropy Forum's webinar on gender, sexuality, and disability, Leslie Templeton addresses the connections...

Robin Wilson-Beattie Addresses Ableism and Racism in Reproductive Healthcare

In this excerpt from the Disability & Philanthropy Forum's webinar on gender, sexuality, and disability, Robin Wilson-Beattie addresses how ableism...

Dr. Poorna Kushalnagar Addresses the Need for Disabled Leadership in Research Funding Efforts

In this excerpt from the Disability & Philanthropy Forum’s webinar on health equity and disability, Dr. Poorna Kushalnagar speaks to...

Andrés Gallegos Addresses Ableism in the Medical Field

In this excerpt from the Disability & Philanthropy Forum’s webinar on health equity and disability, Andrés Gallegos speaks to the...

A Conversation about Disability and Language with Julie Petty

Emily Ladau, Digital Content & Community Manager for the Disability & Philanthropy Forum, interviews Julie Petty, Project Trainer, Initiatives on...

Taryn Williams Addresses the Need to Work Toward Economic Justice with a Disability-Explicit Lens

In this excerpt from the Disability & Philanthropy Forum's webinar on racial equity and disability, Taryn Williams discusses the critical...

Conchita Hernández Legorreta Addresses How Ableism and Racism Affects Disabled Immigrants

In this excerpt from the Disability & Philanthropy Forum's webinar on racial equity and disability, Conchita Hernández Legorreta speaks to...

D’Arcee Neal Addresses Intersections Between Ableism and Anti-Black Racism

In this excerpt from the Disability & Philanthropy Forum's webinar on racial equity and disability, D’Arcee Neal speaks to the...

Disability Inclusion & Philanthropy: Living Your Values

How can funders live their values and work toward disability inclusion? This video offers practical insight from disability advocates on...

Disability History: An Introduction

Go on a journey with disability rights activist Lawrence Carter-Long as your guide in this video overview of the rich history...

Alice Sheppard: Disability as an Art

Meet Alice Sheppard, a dancer and choreographer who uses a wheelchair. In this video, she encourages us to rethink our...

Claudia Gordon: Barriers to Inclusion

Meet Claudia Gordon, the first Black Deaf female lawyer in the United States. In this video, she encourages a perspective...

Disability Inclusion & Philanthropy: What Funders Need to Know

This extended video combines our Introduction and Message to Funders videos for streamlined viewing purposes. It features the perspectives of...

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...

Disability Inclusion & Philanthropy: An Introduction

Throughout your disability inclusion learning journey, it's vital to listen to the wisdom and insights of the disability community. This...