Intellectual & Developmental Disability Grants

Process and Schedule

Program Opens:

February 26, 2024

Applications due by Midnight:

April 5, 2024

Applicants notified of decision:

May 2024

Imagination Grants: Advancing Opportunity and Inclusion for People Experiencing 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 initiatives or access additional funding in pursuit of broader community goals.

Imagination Planning Grants for IDD Housing

Program Focus:

The lack of quality, affordable housing options for people with 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 people with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Programs eligible for funding include education, advocacy, employment, the arts and supportive, inclusive or independent housing.

Our geographic focus is Oregon and Washington and grants are limited to organizations located in, and directly serving residents of these two states.

Organizations must be a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit. 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

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

Grant period: One-year grants.

Funding range: The average grant awarded is typically $15,000 to $25,000.

Maximum funding request: $75,000 depending on overall budget.

Imagination Planning Grants for IDD Housing

Grant period: One-year grants.

Maximum funding request: $75,000 depending on overall budget.

Types of Support

Capital and Infrastructure

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


  • Autism research
  • Other forms of IDD research

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


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

Planning Grants

  • 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 Robyn Shuey via e-mail at

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

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