The Autistic Women & Nonbinary Network is honored to be among Borealis Philanthropy’s first round of Disability Inclusion Fund general grantees, after being selected to receive emergency COVID-19 funding earlier this year.
This week, Borealis announced $2.2 million in grants awarded to 22 organizations in 2021 working toward disability inclusion, rights, and justice, led by and for people with disabilities. AWN is proud to be among many other organizations focused on intersectional advocacy, cultural work, and community organizing. As a small, grassroots-led neurodiversity organization focused on leadership by autistic people living at the intersections of race, class, and gender, AWN could not be prouder to receive this major recognition.
AWN sends our appreciation and gratitude to Nechama Sammet-Moring, an amazing grant-writer who has worked tirelessly with our team over the past two years to secure funding for our growth. We are excited about the next stages for our organization, and looking forward to developing more educational materials, community resources, and advocacy campaigns in the months to come.
Thank you to Borealis Philanthropy for supporting our work and vision at AWN – and congratulations to all the other organizations who have been selected for funding to further their work!