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2024 Transformation Grant Cycle is Open

Advancing Opportunity and Inclusion for People Experiencing Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities We are excited to announce the Kuni Foundation’s 2024 Transformation Grants cycle. The lack of quality, affordable housing options for adults who experience 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

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Kuni Foundation Awards $11.3 million to Washington and Oregon Nonprofits

Funding accelerates inclusion for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and revolutionary cancer research. From a documentary film on Autism to a first-in-the-world clinical trial for children’s leukemia, the Kuni Foundation’s recent round of funding is powering potential through grants, advocacy and program related investments. A full list of funded organizations can be found here. Twenty nonprofits serving people with

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Empowering Independence: Horizon Project, Inc. Launches STEP Center for Independent Living in Hermiston

On a beautiful day in April with a room full of supporters, Horizon Project, Inc. proudly announced the opening of the STEP Center for Independent Living in Hermiston, Oregon. Rooted in the organization’s mission to empower adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, this innovative program promises to be a beacon of support and opportunity for those seeking to live independently

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Kuni Foundation Awards $2.5 million to Advance IDD Housing Options and Catalytic Cancer Research

Funded projects include renovations to assist in aging in place for residents with IDD, the use of artificial intelligence to detect skin cancer and an exciting homeownership pilot project for neurodiverse adults. The Kuni Foundation awarded more than $2.5 million during the organization’s most recent round of grantmaking to accelerate groundbreaking cancer research and inclusive, affordable housing for people with

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Celebrating National Disability Employment Awareness Month: Breaking Barriers and Fostering Inclusion

Every year, during the month of October, we celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month, an opportunity to recognize and promote the contributions of individuals with disabilities in the workforce. This special month serves as a reminder of the progress made in promoting workplace diversity, inclusivity, and equal opportunities for people with disabilities. It’s also a time to reflect on the

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Addressing Unmet Housing Needs – Kuni Foundation Partners with Housing Oregon to Highlight IDD Housing Opportunities

A five-session conference track sponsored by the Kuni Foundation will explore the challenges and opportunities in addressing the unmet housing needs for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Since publishing a study titled, “Housing Needs for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities” in 2020, the Kuni Foundation has been working to raise awareness of the hidden housing crisis facing people

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