The Disability Rights Fund and Disability Rights Advocacy Fund are grant-making collaboratives that support organizations of persons with disabilities (OPDs) around the world to build diverse movements, ensure inclusive development agendas, and achieve equal rights and opportunity for all.
Through their support, OPDs are equipped to advocate for the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and other relevant mechanisms. At least half of all grants go to marginalized sectors of the disability community. There are three grant streams (National Coalition, Mid-Level Coalition, and Small Grants) each with its own priority areas.
To meet the minimum eligibility requirements, applicants must: Be based in and conduct the majority of activities in a target country; Be a legally registered non-governmental OPD, or a group of persons with disabilities acting under the fiscal sponsorship thereof; and Be proposing a project that explicitly promotes the CRPD and specifies the relevant Article(s). If addressing the implementation of the SDGs the specific Goals or Commitments should be referenced.
Grant size: National Coalition grants $40,000 – 60,000 per year; Mid-Level Coalition grants $30,000 – 50,000 per year; Small Grants will be $10,000 – $30,000 per year
Deadline: August 15th, 2022