Philanthropy works best when people from all races, genders, sexual orientations and abilities are served, including the one-in-five people who have a disability. RespectAbility is on the front lines in helping philanthropists learn how to welcome, include, serve and benefit from the talents of people with physical, learning, sensory, intellectual, mental health and other disabilities who often are left out of the diversity discussion.
RespectAbility’s goal is to enable foundations and philanthropists to have the maximum impact that they desire, whether that is in education, training, employment, criminal justice, health, access or other key issues. We encourage you to learn more by reading the resources below.
- Rethinking Disability – Donors Launch an Experiment That Could Spark Seminal Social Reform
Philanthropy Roundtable – Spring 2017
- How Foundations Can Ensure Diversity Efforts Include People With Disabilities
Chronicle of Philanthropy – December 20, 2016 (Subscription Only)
- Ignorance is the Enemy Within
Ford Foundation Newsletter – September 12, 2016
- Ford’s Push on Disability Rights Should Be a Model for Philanthropy
Chronicle of Philanthropy – September 12, 2016 (Subscription Only)
- Inclusive Philanthropy
EJewish Philanthropy – April 17, 2016
- A funder asks potential grantees: “How Inclusive are you of People with Disabilities?”
EJewish Philanthropy – April 6, 2016
- Respect is Key to Inclusive Funding
National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy – July 7, 2015
- Celebrating ADA: It’s Time to Add a Disability Lens to Our Philanthropy
D5 Blog – June 18, 2015
- Making Jewish E-Learning Accessible to All
EJewish Philanthropy – April 30, 2015
- Lessons From Failed Giving to Charity
Huffington Post – September 12, 2014
- 5 Reasons Why Philanthropy Does Not Follow The Disability Sector
Beyond Impact – February 6, 2014
- Is Philanthropy Sufficiently Proactive on the Issues of People with Disabilities?
Nonprofit Quarterly – June 20, 2013
- Diverse Managers – Philanthropy’s Next Hurdle
Council on Foundations
Disability Funders and Inclusive Statements
- Council on Foundations: Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
- Disabilities Funders Group
- Change Philanthropy
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