Intellectual & Developmental Disability Grants

Process and Schedule

Program Opens:

Aug. 4, 2023

Project brief due:

Aug. 25, 2023

Applicants notified of decision; invitation to apply extended for selected projects:

Sept. 8, 2023

Proposals Due by Midnight

Sept. 29, 2023

Applicants notified of decision:

Nov. 16, 2023


Transformation Grants: Advancing Housing for People with IDD

Program Focus:

The lack of quality, affordable housing options for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) has reached a crisis in the United States. The Transformation Grants Program reflects our commitment to investing in person-focused housing solutions for individuals with IDD. 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.

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 of 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 for 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 Robyn Shuey via e-mail at

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

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