People with disabilities make up an estimated one billion people around the world. That is 15 percent of the world’s population or one in every seven people.
But only 3 percent of global human rights and international development funding goes to people with disabilities.
The Disability Rights Fund makes more grants to organizations of persons with disabilities than any other donor.
We resource the disability movement across six regions of the world to advocate for equal rights and full participation in society.
We support disability-inclusive development that will leave no one behind.
We do this by:
We believe that a strong movement — extending from local to national to global levels — is the cornerstone for rights to be recognized and achieved.
We support persons with disabilities themselves to advocate for commitments that leave no one behind.
We enhance the capacity of the disability movement to advance rights and inclusion of persons with disabilities.
A decade after the adoption of the CRPD and with the new Sustainable Develoment Goals, we are seizing the opportunity to ensure that persons with disabilities are at decision-making tables. Our pathway to change puts together how we are resourcing, strengthening, and connecting DPOs to contribute to development and achievement of rights.
Since 2008, The Disability Rights Fund has resourced the disability movement in 34 countries around the world. The Disability Rights Fund grants are searchable on the Foundation Center’s interactive website and can be found on DRF’s countries page.