Disability Justice and Inclusion Advocates Invited to Apply to the DIF Grantmaking Committee

June 11, 2020

Dear Disability Inclusion Fund community,

We’re excited to announce a call for applications to join the inaugural Disability Inclusion Fund (DIF) Advocate Grantmaking Committee. The DIF Grantmaking Committee will have equal representation from disability inclusion and justice leaders from the field and foundation staff to ensure that a range of experiences, perspectives, identities, and geographies go into all grantmaking decisions.

The Disability Inclusion Fund is a donor collaborative housed at Borealis Philanthropy that supports U.S. groups run by and for disabled people to lead transformational change. The $10M, 5-year Fund is supported by the Presidents’ Council on Disability Inclusion in Philanthropy, which is comprised of foundation presidents who are committed to disability inclusion as part of improving diversity, equity, and inclusion within philanthropy.

The grantmaking committee will work to provide guidance on the fund’s focus in its first year, including working closely with the DIF staff to determine the grant recommendations for Borealis board approval. The focus of the first year of the fund will be driven by what we learn from a landscape analysis, which will include feedback from disability inclusion and justice activists across the country.

How to Apply:

If you have any questions about the application, role, or process, please do not hesitate getting in touch by emailing dif@borealisphilanthropy.org or calling (510) 255-9249.

Thank you,
Nikki Brown-Booker
Program Officer, Disability Inclusion Fund

The Disability Inclusion Fund is a donor collaborative housed at Borealis Philanthropy. Current donors include the Ford Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the California Endowment, the Chicago Community Trust, the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation, the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Heinz Endowments, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Kresge Foundation, the New York Women’s Foundation, NoVo Foundation, Open Society Foundations, the Ruderman Family Foundation, the Weingart Foundation, WITH Foundation, and Anonymous Donors.