Funding for Organizations that Support and Enhance the Lives of Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Program Focus

Imagination Grants serve as a catalyst for strengthening or expanding the capabilities of a nonprofit organization in service to its mission. These one-year grants are intended to fulfill an unmet need or provide a spark to help a nonprofit organization advance important work or access additional funding in pursuit of broader community goals.


Who Can Apply

Organizations must have a primary focus of serving individuals who experience intellectual or developmental disabilities, their caregivers, and families. Eligible activities include education, advocacy, employment, the arts and supported, inclusive or independent housing.


Funding is limited to organizations located in or directly serving residents of Oregon and Washington.


Organizations must be a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit and have a minimum of three years of successful operation. All other applicants must use a fiscal sponsor who will assume fiscal responsibility for all funds received and expended.


We will not consider requests for:

  • Grants to individuals

  • Fundraising events

  • Political organizations or lobbying activity

  • Reserve funds or debt elimination

  • Organizations that discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran or disability statuses in the delivery of services and in their employment practices.

Size and Duration of Grant:


Grant Size

$5,000 to $50,000 depending on overall project budget.


Grant Period

One Year


Reporting Requirements

Report due no later than one year after grant is awarded. Report summarizes how the funds were utilized and outcomes achieved as a result of the funding.

Types of Support:


Capital and Infrastructure

  • Equipment upgrades or acquisitions

    • Assistive technology

    • Vehicles

    • Fitness equipment

    • Furniture

    • Program-related supplies


Program Support

Programs that directly support:

  • Housing

  • Employment

  • Education

  • Health

  • The Arts

  • Other areas that enhance quality of life, inclusion and independence


Programs that provide education and navigation for individuals and their families regarding:

  • Housing

  • Education

  • Employment

  • Health Care

  • Other areas that enhance quality of life, inclusion and independence




  • Advocating for better policies and services

  • Coalition building

  • Grassroots organizing

  • Systems reform

  • Convenings (including facilitation fees)

Application Deadline: April 3, 2020

Award Notification: May 15, 2020

We appreciate your time and interest in applying for a grant from the Kuni Foundation. If you have any questions about our grant program or the application process, please contact Gretchen Schackel at:





500 Broadway Street, Suite 490

Vancouver, WA 98660


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