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Overcoming Barriers
to Funding

Disability Justice

About Us

We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit fiscal sponsor for disability justice initiatives led by disabled Black people, Indigenous people, and people of color (BIPOC).

We support The vital work disabled people are doing to create visibility, weave interdependent systems of care, and advocate for an inclusive future. As a fiscal sponsor, we help overcome barriers to funding the disability justice movement

 

We realize a future where ableist barriers have been eliminated and all bodies and minds are valued for their essential contribution to our collective liberation

 

We value those most impacted; meeting interdependent needs while shielding activists from state control; honoring our embodied experiences, and rest as revolution; care, emotional labor and resilience as essential

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Our Impact

11

Projects Sponsored

$130000

Donated to

Disability Justice

People Impacted (Coming soon)

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Us

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Services

The SPM Disability Justice Fund provides nonprofit infrastructure and expertise, including financial management (monthly financial reports, ad-hoc grant reporting, and budget support), donation receipting over $100, and nonprofit readiness and fundraising resources—while shielding multiply marginalized practitioners from state control and systemic discrimination.

                   Our Model

 

The SPM Disability Justice Fund is fiscal sponsor. A fiscal sponsor is a 501(c3) nonprofit organization that extends its tax-exempt status to an organization, individual, or group that is doing charitable work related to the nonprofit’s mission.

Eligibility

To be eligible for fiscal sponsorship, your work must be:

  • Led by disabled people of color. We define leadership as at least 50% of your organization’s leadership are BIPOC folks with disabilities, i.e., the executive director, management staff, and advisory committee members or governing boards should be represented by a majority of people of color with disabilities

  • Reflective of the 10 Principles of Disability Justice as a framework, i.e., the work you are doing is intersectional, centering the most impacted, sustainable and in service of collective liberation

Application :

If you meet the eligibility requirements,

Once you’re ready to apply, the process is as follows: 

  1. Complete the application form 

  2. Provide financial information

  3. Sign the MOU (agreement) 

  4. Interview with a member of the Board of Directors 

 

We are committed to making application materials available in multiple forms and accessible to all. Other accessible application formats include emailed documents, large print, video, or phone transcripts. For the application in alternative formats, please email us at projects@spmdisabilityjusticefund.org.

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