Intellectual & Developmental Disability Grants

Process and Schedule


Program Opens:

June 13, 2022


LOIs due by midnight:

July 22, 2022


Applicants notified of decision; Invitations Extended for Proposals

August 30, 2022


Proposals Due by Midnight

October 7, 2022


Applicants notified of decision:

November 18, 2022


 

 

Transformation Grants: Advancing Housing for People Experiencing Intellectual  Disabilities

Program Focus:

The lack of quality, affordable housing options for adults who experience intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) has reached a crisis in the United States. The Transformation Grants Program reflects our commitment to investing in person-focused housing solutions for individuals who experience I/DD. The program also provides funding for the exploration of new, inclusive, and community-based approaches that are affordable, scalable, and sustainable.

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: One-year grants or multi-year grants up to three years.

Funding range: Up to $300,000 per year.

Maximum funding request: $900,000 over a three-year period.

Types of Support

  • Housing with a demonstrated history of success that continues to evolve and innovate to meet residents’ preferences and needs.
  • Housing with a demonstrated commitment to and expertise in the development and implementation of inclusive programs and opportunities that enrich the lives of residents.
  • Housing that is accessible to a socio-economic range of individuals.
  • Housing that is diverse, inclusive and embraces a range of abilities, ages, and socio-economic circumstances.
  • Housing that demonstrates successful collaboration with a diverse range of stakeholders to advance innovation, inclusion, scalability, affordability, and a community-based approach.
  • New housing solutions that have reached a tipping point in terms of community and financial support and can demonstrate capacity for the next stage of funding.

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

 

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