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Kuni Foundation Welcomes Robyn Shuey as Director of Grants and Programs

Robyn Shuey is joining the Kuni Foundation as Director of Grants and Programs, a new role that reflects the organization’s growth and commitment to the communities the foundation serves. “We’re excited to have Robyn join our team at such a dynamic and pivotal time in the evolution of our organization,” said Angela Hult, President of the Kuni Foundation. “Robyn’s deep

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Kuni Foundation Awards $9.8 Million to Oregon and Washington Nonprofits

Grants Help to Advance Cancer Research and Advocacy and Inclusive, Affordable Housing for People with Intellectual Disabilities President Joe Biden announced his revitalized Cancer Moonshot program last week, just as World Cancer Day brought awareness to cancer prevention, detection, and treatment. Locally, the Kuni Foundation awarded 15 grants to organizations throughout Washington and Oregon that will accelerate cancer research and

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Washington and Oregon Nonprofits Receive $1 Million Boost from The Kuni Foundation

Projects Include the Use of Artificial Intelligence in Breast Cancer Screenings, the Creation of an Autism Center of Excellence and Planning for Inclusive, Multicultural Housing The Kuni Foundation awarded just over $1 million to support 19 projects that advance cancer research and promote vibrancy and inclusion for people experiencing intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). “Imagination Grants reflect our commitment to

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Kuni Foundation Awards $13.2 Million to Oregon and Washington Nonprofits

Grants Support Research Dismantling Disparities in Cancer Detection and Treatment for BIPOC Communities; Innovative Housing Solutions for People Experiencing Intellectual Disabilities Accelerating cancer research that improves detection and treatment for underserved communities and increasing access to housing for adults experiencing intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) are priorities reflected in the 19 grants awarded to organizations throughout Washington and Oregon. “We’re

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Finding Creativity and Connection in COVID Times

Guest post by: Jenny Stadler, Executive Director, PHAME   Our world has changed entirely in the months since the pandemic began. And yet here at PHAME Academy, many things have remained constant – especially creativity and connection. PHAME is a Portland-based arts organization that harnesses arts education and performance to empower adults who experience disabilities. At our heart, we’re a school.

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Shining Light on the Housing Crisis for People Experiencing I/DD

We believe housing is a basic human right. Stable housing supports and enhances health, well-being and community connectedness. Yet, for thousands of people experiencing intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) in our region, housing security is an escalating crisis. Decades of policy inaction, compounded by woefully inaccurate data, skyrocketing costs of living in the Pacific Northwest and an unprecedented number of

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