Disability Rights Fund

Host Organization: Disability Rights Fundmdi-circle-small Boston, MA, United States mdi-circle-small


The Disability Rights Fund (DRF) is a grantmaking collaborative between donors and the global disability rights community that empowers persons with disabilities to advocate for equal rights and full participation in society.

As a pooled fund, the Disability Rights Fund:

-Combines the resources of multiple governmental, private, and public donors
-Enables donors to harmonize their efforts towards disability-inclusive funding
-Reaches grassroots, marginalized, and high risk organizations that larger donors cannot reach
-Facilitates feedback about donor investments in this neglected area of human rights and development
-Demonstrates results of disability-inclusive development

To support persons with disabilities around the world to build diverse movements, ensure inclusive development agendas, and achieve equal rights and opportunity for all.

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About the Host

The Disability Rights Fund was established in 2012 to support persons with disabilities to be active participants in decision-making in society and with government. The Disability Rights Fund (DRF) is a 501(c)(3) organization and a separate legal entity from its sister fund, the Disability Rights Advocacy Fund (DRAF), a 501(c)(4) organization. Since 2008, DRF and DRAF have made $23 million in grants in over 30 countries to over 300 disabled persons organizations.

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