As part of Disability Inclusion and Access: Moving Forward, The Heinz Endowments is inviting proposals that will help organizations become more fully inclusive of individuals with disabilities. Proposals up to $20,000 will be considered. Areas of special interest to the Endowments include:
- Organizational assessment to identify barriers to inclusion of people with disabilities and plans to address those barriers. Barriers often exist not only in physical environments, but also on website and social media platforms, in staff knowledge and attitudes, and in organizational policies and procedures. You may choose to conduct an overall assessment of your agency’s accessibility (from physical space to policy) or to have a more targeted focus (making your website accessible or doing a communications audit).
- Development and implementation of plans to remove barriers and become more intentional about inclusion.
- Training programs for staff, board members or volunteers to develop the knowledge and attitudes needed to assure participation of people with disabilities as clients and colleagues.
- Support for the inclusion of people with disabilities as volunteers, board or staff members.
To provide nonprofits extra flexibility in responding to COVID-19, the deadline for proposals has been extended to Wednesday, April 15, 2020. Learn more about the Request for Proposals.