Amplify All: Disability Pride Month Grant Opportunities

Jul 1, 2024 2:56:18 PM / by Isaiah Haddon

Amplify All- Disability Pride Month Grant Opportunities

An overview of the celebrations of Disability Pride Month and information on Grants available towards ensuring equal opportunities for all.

"A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles." - Christopher Reeve

The month of July is celebrated as Disability Pride Month, marking the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). With aims to uplift the experiences and dreams of those living with disabilities, celebrations seek to encourage love, joy and fair treatment year-round. Both nonprofit and for-profit organizations have stepped up to fill gaps in service for the Disabled community, often in partnership with state or federal funding through grants.

gh-disability-pride-flag-646bb2d940a7dThe Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), passed on July 26, 1990, was instrumental in removing numerous barriers. The Act not only legislated disability rights as civil rights but also prohibited discrimination against individuals with disabilities in employment, transportation, public accommodations, commercial facilities, telecommunications, and state and local government services. This significantly improved societal inclusion for the 41.1 million, or 13%, of the non-institutionalized American population living with disabilities. Given that this population has unique needs, how can we guarantee equity for every individual? We take action. We share our stories. We teach the next generation how to not only acknowledge, but to ensure inclusion for disabled people.

USFCR is dedicated to helping organizations make a difference. In honor of Disability Pride Month, we are highlighting the following grant opportunities.

National Institutes of Health

Health and Health Care Disparities Among Persons Living with Disabilities (R01 - Clinical Trials Optional) PAR-23-309 is aimed at individuals across the lifespan who have congenital, developmental, cognitive, and physical disabilities (examples include Down's syndrome, cerebral palsy, or injury-related physical impairment or amputation). It also targets adults with an early or premature onset of a major physical disability that causes long-term impairment or limits functioning indefinitely.

This Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) supports novel and innovative research that examines and/or intervenes upon the underlying and multilevel causes, pathways, and factors adversely impacting the health and well-being of persons living with one or more disabilities among populations experiencing health disparities.

Application budgets are not limited but should reflect the project’s actual needs. If budget requests exceed $500,000 per year in direct costs, they must be submitted to the respective institute's Scientific Contact at least six weeks prior to the application deadline.

The scope of the proposed project should determine the project period, with the maximum project period being five years.

Upcoming Deadline: Oct 5th, 2024 (NIH operates in cycles with recurring deadlines)

  • Eligible Organizations
  • Higher Education Institutions
  • For-Profit Organizations
  • Local Governments
  • Federal Governments
    • Other
    • Independent School Districts
    • Public Housing Authorities/Indian Housing Authorities
    • Native American Tribal Organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
    • Faith-based or Community-based Organizations
    • Regional Organizations
Jordan Spieth Family Foundation Grants

Since 2020, The Jordan Spieth Family Foundation has lent its time offering financial support and spreading awareness towards communities under its four philanthropic areas: junior golf, military families and veterans, individuals with special needs, and pediatric cancer prevention and research.

The Foundation seeks to partner with programs that close the gap for those with cognitive or neurological special needs, ensuring these children and young adults have access to developmental programming and vocational opportunities to expand their communication, self-help, and social skills.

Deadline: Nov 2, 2024 5:00am PDT (Application portal to open soon)

Eligibility Requirements

  • Organizations should request funding for projects, operations or initiatives that will primarily take place during the grant year.
  • All grant applicants’ primary work must fall specifically within the areas of Special Needs Youth, Military Families, Junior Golf, or Pediatric Cancer.
    • Special Needs can include, but is not limited to, persons facing physical, developmental, intellectual, emotional, and sensory disabilities.

Details On Ineligibility

  • The Foundation typically does not make grants to underwrite sponsorship opportunities of fundraising events.
  • The Foundation does not fund multiple grants to the same organization in the same calendar year.
  • New grant requests from an organization that has received a multi-year grant from the Foundation will not be considered until the grant term is complete.
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1.   US Census Bureau. (2022, June 29). Anniversary of Americans With Disabilities Act: July 26, 2021.

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Isaiah Haddon

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