2019 Round 2 Request for Proposals Press Release

Disability Rights Fund Releases 2019 Round 2 Request for Proposals

July 24, 2019

Contact: Diana Samarasan, Founding Executive Director
Telephone: +1-617-261-4593
Email: dsamarasan@disabilityrightsfund.org[1]

BOSTON, MA – The Disability Rights Fund (DRF) – a grantmaking collaboration between donors and the global disability community which supports the human rights and inclusion in development of persons with disabilities – announces its second 2019 grants round for Disabled Persons’ Organizations (DPOs)[1] in the Pacific Island Countries, Rwanda, and Uganda.  Applicant organizations from Rwanda and 14 Pacific Island Countries (Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu) may apply for grants through the open Request for Proposals process. Organizations from Uganda may apply by invitation only. The deadline is August 15, 2019.

Interested organizations are urged to review the full eligibility criteria and RFP details posted on the Fund’s website, at https://www.disabilityrightsfund.org/for-grantseekers/[2]. Any questions about the request for proposals process should be directed to info@disabilityrightsfund.org[3].

The mission of the Fund is to support persons with disabilities around the world to build diverse movements, ensure inclusive development agendas, and achieve equal rights and opportunity for all. Through grantmaking, advocacy, and technical assistance, DRF supports DPOs to use global rights and development frameworks, such as the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) ensuring no one is left behind.

Applicant organizations may apply as:

  1. Single organizations or partnerships for one-year Small Grants, ranging from USD 5,000 – 20,000;
  2. Sub-national DPO-led coalitions for two-year Mid-Level Coalition grants ranging from USD 30,000 – 40,000 per year (USD 60,000 – 80,000 over two years); and/or
  3. National DPO-led coalitions for two-year National Coalition grants, ranging from USD 30,000 to 50,000 per year (USD 60,000 – 100,000 over two years).

With its sister fund, the Disability Rights Advocacy Fund – which supports advocacy for treaty ratification and legislative change in target countries – DRF has granted more than $32 million to nearly 350 different organizations in 36 countries since 2008.

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