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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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The Arc of Grays Harbor – Creating Home in Cosmopolis

A Kuni Foundation Transformation Grant “transforms” a house into a home in rural Washington. A stately 1912 house in Cosmopolis, Washington is getting a new life thanks to The Arc of Grays Harbor. With a $300,000 Transformation Grant from the Kuni Foundation, the organization purchased the five-bedroom house in April. The house had been vacant for at least five years,

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Announcing the Kuni Foundation 2023 Fall Grant Cycle

We are excited to announce the Kuni Foundation’s 2023 Fall Grant Cycle. In response to the tremendous interest in our Imagination grants for cancer research and the feedback we received regarding the impact of these grants, this cycle will include a second round of Imagination grants for cancer research. Our Discovery grants for cancer research will return in 2024. We

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Kuni Foundation Honored with the 2023 UW Medicine Brotman Leadership Award

We are profoundly grateful to UW Medicine and Susan Brotman for honoring the Kuni Foundation with the 2023 UW Medicine Brotman Leadership Award. It is an honor to support this work. We draw constant inspiration from the ground-breaking research and deep commitment to equity that is the cornerstone of the work taking place at UW Medicine. The following is reprinted

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Kuni Foundation Awards 36 Imagination Grants to Advance Innovation and Inclusion in Oregon and Washington

Funded projects include immunotherapeutic hydrogel for pancreatic cancer treatment, advancing precision radiotherapy for tumors, program expansion for neurodiverse artists and planning for a new IDD housing model. The Kuni Foundation awarded nearly $1.9 million during the organization’s most recent round of Imagination Grants, doubling the amount awarded in 2022. The 36 grants include catalytic cancer research exploration and efforts that

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