Intellectual & Developmental Disability Grants

Process and Schedule


Program Opens:

January 10, 2022


proposals due by midnight:

February 21, 2022


Applicants notified of decision:

March 31, 2022


 

Imagination Grants: Advancing Opportunity and Inclusion for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Program Focus:

Imagination Grants serve as a catalyst for strengthening or expanding the capabilities of an organization in service to its mission. These one-year grants are intended to fulfill an unmet need or provide a spark to 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 with 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, and directly serving residents of Oregon and Washington.

 

Organizations must be a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit and have a minimum two years of successful operation. Organizations using a fiscal sponsor must have an agreement with the fiscal sponsor in place at least six months prior to the grant application date and the fiscal sponsor must demonstrate a five-year history of successful operation.

 

We will not consider requests for:

 

  • Grants to individuals
  • Fundraising events
  • 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

Funding range: Maximum of $50,000 depending on overall project budget. Average grant awarded is typically $15,000 to $25,000.

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

  • General Operating Support
  • Succession Planning (Executive Director/President/CEO)
  • Equipment upgrades or acquisitions
  • Assistive technology
  • Vehicles
  • Fitness equipment
  • Furniture

Program Support

  • Employment
  • Education
  • Health
  • The Arts
  • Programs that provide education and navigation for people with IDD and their families.
  • Other areas that enhance quality of life, inclusion, and independence.

Advocacy

  • Advocating for better policies and services
  • Coalition building
  • Grassroots organizing
  • Systems reform
  • Convenings

Process and Schedule


Program Opens:

January 10, 2022


proposals due by midnight:

February 21, 2022


Applicants notified of decision:

March 31, 2022


 

New Program: Imagination Planning Grants for IDD Housing

Program Focus:

The lack of quality, affordable housing options for adults who experience intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) has reached a crisis in the United States. Planning grants reflect our commitment to supporting the exploration of new, inclusive housing efforts in urban and rural areas of Oregon and Washington that are affordable, scalable and sustainable. These grants are designed to support the creation of a viable action plan for project development and funding.

 

Who Can Apply

Organizations must have a primary focus of serving individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities, their caregivers and families. Funding is limited to organizations located in, and directly serving residents of Oregon and Washington.

Organizations must be a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit and have a minimum three years of successful operation.

 We will not consider requests for:

 

  • Grants to individuals
  • Fundraising events
  • 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

Funding range: Maximum of $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

  • Feasibility study
  • Data gathering
  • Facilitation
  • Community Engagement
  • Cost Analysis

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 application process, please contact Gretchen Schackel at gretchen@kunifoundation.org

 

Learn how others are using Kuni Foundation grants to advance their work.

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