Herb Levine Legacy Fund

The Independent Living Resource Center San Francisco (ILRCSF) has announced the establishment of an annual fund designed to foster grassroots disability rights activism in California.

Executive Director Herb Levine is retiring after more than 30 years of leadership in the Independent Living Movement and ILRCSF is honoring his legacy of service by making a sustained commitment to fostering grassroots projects that are in line with their mission of working to ensure that people with disabilities are full social and economic partners, both within their families and in a fully accessible community.

Guidelines for applicants:

  • Projects must be California-based
  • Applicants must submit a 1 to 2 page letter describing their proposed project, a short statement about their involvement in the IL Movement, and a detailed budget of up to $1,500.
  • Individuals with connections to Independent living Centers throughout California are strongly encouraged to apply, though applicants with no affiliation to an ILC will still be considered.

All applications must be received, annually, by July 9th, Herb’s birthday. Winners will be announced, annually, on the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, July 26th.

The establishment of the fund was made possible by a generous donation, and will need to be sustained by donations made to the Herb Levine Legacy Fund. Both applications and donations may be mailed to:

RE: The Herb Levine Legacy Fund
649 Mission St, FL 3
San Francisco, CA 94105