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Disability Inclusive Grantmaking is the mission of DFN: inclusion of disability in grantmaking programs and inclusion of people with disabilities in grantmaking organizations.

Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act

2009 Updated Ticket to Work Information

  • Overfiew (pdf)
  • TTW Flyer (Doc)


California Demonstration Project: Employment and Healthcare for People with Disabilities – a demonstration project that spotlights the crucial role for private funders and corporations in implementing the Ticket to Work and Work Incentive Improvement Act.

  • 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.
  • 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.