COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund by DIF

The DIF is launching a $200,000 rapid response fund to provide support for organizations on the front lines that are serving people with disabilities during COVID-19. This will include support for mutual aid, organizing, policy, and systems-change advocacy. Applicants can request a maximum of $15,000 to support their COVID-19 efforts.

The Disability Inclusion Fund (DIF) is a $10M, 5-year Fund that supports U.S. groups run by and for disabled people to lead transformational change. This donor collaborative fund will be housed at Borealis Philanthropy.

Looking for fully-funded opportunities, install the Youth Opportunities Android or iOS App here.

The Fund is supported by the Presidents’ Council on Disability Inclusion in Philanthropy, which is comprised of foundation presidents who are committed to disability inclusion as part of improving diversity, equity, and inclusion within philanthropy.

This rapid response funding will be guided by the following values:

  • Participation: Movement funding accountable for the disability rights movement. Those impacted by injustice/exclusion should be involved in strategies to advance justice/inclusion.
  • Intersectionality: Disability is shaped by race, gender, class, gender expression, etc.
  • Radical inclusion: Deeply committed to removing barriers and ensuring access so that those most affected by intersecting identities can participate, valuing lived experience.
  • Leadership of those most impacted: Emphasis is given to organizations led by disabled people of color, queer and gender-nonconforming and women with disabilities.
  • Cross-movement solidarity: Intentional focus on collaboration and bridge-building amongst disability justice activists and across movements


Applicants may request up to $15,000. The final amounts will be determined based on the nature of the request and available resources.


  • Groups that demonstrate alignment with the DIF guiding values.
  • Requests from community-based and disability-led organizations will be prioritized, particularly but not exclusively communities whose access to resources and critical supports are experiencing greater instability related to COVID-19.
  • Requests that support mutual aid, advocacy, and/or policy needs for people with disabilities in response to COVID-19 that are not easily funded by an organization’s current funding base will be prioritized.
Eligible Regions: Open for all

Application Process

  • You can access the application through the Apply Now link.
  • Other accessible application formats include Google Forms, large print, video interview or phone interview.
  • To obtain and complete application in alternative formats please contact Disability Inclusion Fund at [email protected] or by phone at (510) 255-9249.

Looking for fully-funded opportunities, install the Youth Opportunities Android or iOS App here.

Application Deadline: May 6, 2020

Application ClosedOfficial link
Disclaimer: Youth Opportunities spreads opportunities for your convenience and ease based on available information, and thus, does not take any responsibility of unintended alternative or inaccurate information. As this is not the official page, we recommend you to visit the official website of opportunity provider for complete information. For organizations, this opportunity is shared with sole purpose of promoting “Access to Information” for all and should not be associated with any other purposes.

Log in with your credentials

Forgot your details?