The main purpose of Abilis Foundation is to strengthen the capacity of Disabled People’s Organizations and their members in developing countries so that they can work actively for improvements and realization of disability rights in society. Participation of persons with disabilities not only empowers them, but changes the negative attitude of society towards disability.

Empowerment & independent living

The discrimination and alienation due to disability are well known worldwide. Abilis’ activities aim to put an end to these phenomena. Read more

Human rights

The respect and promotion of the rights of persons with disabilities, are at the core of all activities of Abilis Foundation. Abilis supports a number of human rights projects every year… Read more


Persons with disabilities are often unemployed due to disability, lack of vocational training and negative attitudes of the society. Abilis recognizes difficulties in finding jobs and hence promotes education and employment opportunities… Read more

Girls and women

Girls and women with disabilities face multiple discrimination due to disability and sex… Read more


According to statistics, only 2 % of children with disabilities in developing countries go to school… Read more

International operator

Funding of the projects

Abilis Foundation provides funding based on applications. New applications are accepted only from the Abilis focus countries and fragile states named below. Priority is given to those activities and groups that are described in the strategy. Grassroots level groups, as well as those organizations that have never received funding from Abilis are encouraged to submit their applications.


Funded projects

Since 2010

70 000
Helped people
Active projects
3 600
Funded projects in total

Tukea ruohonjuuritason vammaisjärjestöille

Abilis-säätiön avustustoiminta kohdistuu kehitysmaissa maaseutuoloissa toimivien ja aloittelevien vammaisjärjestöjen tukemiseen.