Our Work

Info Graphic: 1in 7 people have a disability = One Billion Lives. 80% live in developing countries and make up 20% of those surviving on less than $1 a day.

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:

Building Movements

We believe that a strong movement — extending from local to national to global levels — is the cornerstone for rights to be recognized and achieved.

Driving the Agenda

We support persons with disabilities themselves to advocate for commitments that leave no one behind.

Achieving Rights

We enhance the capacity of the disability movement to advance rights and inclusion of persons with disabilities.

Pathway to Change

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.

Read More About Our Grantees

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

Grant Guidelines