2020 Round 1 Request for Proposals Press Release

Round 1 Update: Applicants please note that in light of COVID-19, we have extended the Request for Proposals deadline to April 3rd, 2020 at midnight. 

Read DRF/DRAF Program Director’s Message to Grantees and Applicants[1]


Disability Rights Fund Releases 2020 Round 1 Request for Proposals

March 2, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                       

Contact: Faith Lemon, Program Director
Email: flemon@disabilityrightsfund.org[2]

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 the opening of a Request for Proposal (RFP) process for Disabled Persons’ Organizations (DPOs) in Malawi, Myanmar, and Nigeria.  DPOs in Indonesia are invited to apply by invitation only. The deadline for RFP submission is March 27, 2020.

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/[3]. Any questions should be directed to grants@disabilityrightsfund.org[4].

The Fund’s mission 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 Disabled Persons’ Organizations (DPOs[1]) 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 $35.9 million to 352 different organizations in 37 countries since 2008.

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