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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.


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 Deadline: May 6, 2020
Official Link: https://borealisphilanthropy.org/grantmaking/disability-inclusion-fund/