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Note: Highlighted publications are available only to DFN Members. Join DFN.
Overview: History and Chief Policy Concerns of the Disability Rights Movement
Cross-Currents in the Mainstream: Including Disability in Foundation Funding Priorities
- Including Disability in Foundation Funding Priorities – html (text) format
- Including Disability in Foundation Funding Priorities – .pdf format
Bridging the Knowledge Gap: Working with Foundations to Attract Disability Funding
- Working with Foundations to Attract Disability Funding – html (text) format
- Working with Foundations to Attract Disability Funding – .pdf format
A 2001 survey of 108 grantmakers and 20 grantseekers that examines how California grantmakers understand and address disability issues and explores possible knowledge and communications gaps between grantmakers and applicants.
The following two publications are available to DFN members only:
- Full-length survey and findings: Disability Funding in California
- The Grantmaker Forums on Disability Policy: Forum Proceedings
Introduction, summaries and full text of presentations on disability policy and challenges to grantmakers by disability policy experts, federal agency officials and grantmakers.
Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Relief for People with Disabilities and Older Adults
- Disability Considerations in Disaster Relief and Rebuilding: Guidance for Funders
DFN’s Response to September 11
People with disabilities were profoundly affected by September 11 in ways that were not readily visible to the rest of the world. Read Sandy Cawley’s overview of how DFN and its members responded to this aspect of the crisis — which inspired DFN’s Emergency Preparedness project.
- What Do Grantmakers Need to Know?
- Guidance for Funders
- Guidance for Funders: Annotated Bibliography of Selected Resources
- Grantseeking from Foundations and Corporations for Employment Networks: Employment Network (EN) Capitalization Resource Directory
Prepared by DFN and other experts on disability funding and employment under contract with the Social Security Administration via MAXIMUS, the national program operator for the Ticket-to-Work Program, this directory is an in-depth resource on how to access funding from government grants, foundations and private financial capital. It also includes information on how to leverage funding from existing sources for service providers serving individuals with intellectual, developmental and psychiatric disabilities, as well providers in education and One-Stop systems.
Disability Grantseekers Guide to Foundations and Corporate Funding
Comprehensive information on the different types of foundations and corporate funding organizations, who they fund and how, together with how to research and write proposals. A guide to print and Web-based resources is included.
(Prepared by DFN for MAXIMUS under a contract with the Social Security Administration. See EN Capitalization Resource Directory under Ticket-to-Work Resources.)
The following three publications are available to DFN members only:
- Forums for California Grantmakers, State Agencies and Disability Community Representatives
Summarizes workshop presentations that describe how the Ticket-to-Work operates, how state agencies can help implement the Ticket-to-Work legislation, and the role of corporations and foundations.
- Opportunities to Shape Innovation Through Public-Private Partnerships
A fact sheet that outlines the major features of the Act and suggested roles for foundations and other stakeholders. Also includes a matrix containing a range of possible projects for grantmakers with different funding priorities.
- California State Activities Relating to Work Incentives Act Implementation: The Context for Foundation Actions
Examines how California has implemented various aspects of the Ticket-to-Work Act, including enacted legislation.
A Screening Tool for Disability-Inclusive Grantmaking
A guide to help grantmakers assess the extent to which proposals/organizations include the issues, perspectives and participation of people with disabilities.
Alternate Formats for Printed Material
A how-to guide for funders on creating documents on audiotape and computer disk, and in Braille and large print.
Creating Accessible Web Pages
A brief overview of how to design user-friendly, browser-friendly sites; includes links to validation tools.
All documents are available in alternate formats. Please contact Disability Funders Network at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 703-795-9646.