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Mainstream Housing – Visioning Person-Centered Housing for Life Transitions

Your voice matters. Participate in Mainstream Housing’s survey to design innovative housing solutions. Ensuring that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities lead vibrant, inclusive lives with equitable access to housing and other opportunities is a priority for the Kuni Foundation. A report released by the Foundation in 2020 revealed that more than 24,000 of the estimated 31,000 adults with IDD

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Inclusive Playground Taking Shape in Vancouver

Harper’s Playground is bringing its innovative model for radically inclusive playgrounds to Vancouver with the reimagined Chelsea Anderson Play Station (CHAMPS) at Marshall Park — its largest playground to date at Marshall Park.   In partnership with the City of Vancouver, Washington, Harper’s Playground is building the city’s first inclusive playground. The Marshall Park project addresses the community’s need for

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Visitors to Wynne Watts Commons get a demonstration of the accessible features of an apartment's kitchen.

Celebrating Affordable, Inclusive Housing – Albertina Kerr’s Wynne Watts Commons

  Creating an inclusive, accessible, and affordable community for all in Gresham, Oregon. On a beautiful fall day, supporters, board members, public officials and community members came together to celebrate the opening of Wynne Watts Commons with the visionary team at Albertina Kerr. Albertina Kerr’s mission is to empower people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, mental health challenges, and other

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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 (IDD). “Imagination Grants reflect our commitment to

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