In 2013, four national funders (Poses Family Foundation, Kessler Foundation, The May & Stanley Smith Charitable Trust and Autism Speaks/New York Collaborates for Autism) came together to form the first-of-its-kind “funder collaborative” to seed, accelerate and support disability inclusion initiatives of major employers across the United States. The funder collaborative helps companies overcome obstacles to implementing large-scale disability inclusion programs. To do so, the collaborative provides technical assistance from some of the nation’s leading disability inclusion experts as well as financial support to nonprofit organizations.
Since 2013, the collaborative has grown to include nine members. The Disability Employment and Inclusion Funder Collaborative is proud to support the DIY Guide and the Workplace Initiative website.