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.
Since 2008, The Disability Rights Fund has resourced the disability movement in 32 countries around the world.