Borealis Philanthropy: Disability Inclusion Fund Grant

Borealis Philanthropy

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Predicted deadline: Sep 16, 2021

Grant amount: US $50,000 - US $100,000

Fields of work: Disability Care & Services

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Project / Program, General Operating Expense

Location of project: United States, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico Show all

Location of residency: United States, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico Show all

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About Borealis Philanthropy

Borealis Philanthropy works as a partner to philanthropy, helping grantmakers expand their reach and impact. Our primary work includes managing donor collaboratives where numerous funders come together to pool resources that support a variety of issues, communities, and movements. Borealis currently has 10 donor collaboratives, including the Disability Inclusion Fund.

Disability Inclusion Fund

We’re excited to share the Disability Inclusion Fund is accepting applications from organizations working for disability inclusion, rights, and justice.

Please check FAQ for additional informations.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Your organization budget cannot exceed $1.5 million.
  • Your organization must be a U.S-based or U.S.-territories based 501(c)(3) organization, fiscally sponsored or LLC.


  • The Disability Inclusion Fund prioritizes funding organizations that meet the following criteria: 
    • Organizations that are disability-led with priority towards Black, Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC), queer and gender non-conforming, and women disability-led organizations. We define disability-led as organizations whose organizational leadership, including advisory committees/governing boards, is made up of majority persons with a disability.
    • Work that engages with other social movements and across issues, including racial justice, climate change, immigrant rights, labor rights, and other efforts for a more just world.
    • Work that brings other groups, leaders, movements and communities together to build relationships, coalitions and opportunities for collaboration.
    • Work that celebrates, creates, and uplifts the representation of people with disabilities in the arts, media, education, literature, and popular culture.
    • Work that moves ideas and practices of disability inclusion and disability justice forward. Examples of this work includes community organizing, advocacy and/or policy work.


  • What we cannot support:
    • Organizations that are non U.S based or non U.S. Territories.
    • Individuals.
    • Universities.
    • Hospitals.
    • Organizations or projects that only provide direct service (i.e. home health agency or wheelchair supply company etc).
      • Organizations or projects that provide direct services are eligible only if they also engage in community organizing, advocacy and/or policy work.


This page was last reviewed September 19, 2020 and last updated September 19, 2020