Stories of Impact

Powering Potential: Partner Stories
Meet some of the people and organizations that inspire us and learn how their ideas, tenacity and efforts are activating the power of potential.

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Stepping Stones to Stability: Addressing Intersection of Homelessness and Intellectual Challenges

Over the years of working with homeless youth in the Seattle area, Ryther has recognized a pattern: young adults experiencing intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) who become homeless have the greatest difficulty in accessing housing and other resources. They are often kicked out of shelters and housing programs for “inappropriate behavior,” and frequently don’t have access to needed psychological testing

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PDX Pharmaceuticals Secures Additional Investment from the Kuni Foundation to Advance New Cancer-Fighting Precision Therapies

Portland, Oregon — PDX Pharmaceuticals, a privately held company developing first-in-class nanotechnology-based therapies for treating cancer, received a second round of Series A funding in the amount of $2 million from the Kuni Foundation. PDX Pharmaceuticals, a startup that originated in the Biomedical Engineering Department of Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) in collaboration with the Knight Cancer Institute, has developed a new class of therapeutics based on co-delivery of siRNA and drugs on immuno-nanoparticles. The

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Stephen’s Place

We partner with families to provide loving, supportive adult care home for adults with developmental disabilities. Our unique approach is to create a safe, active and healthy environment that is rich in community interaction and family involvement. We are committed to providing a beautiful space for our residents to thrive – to make friends, work, play, volunteer and enjoy life.

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Kuni Foundation Awards $1.3 Million through Imagination Grants Program

Funding Supports Emerging and Established Cancer Research Leaders and Innovative Programs for Individuals who Experience Intellectual Challenges Through its Imagination Grants Program, the Kuni Foundation recently awarded $1.3 million in funding for 23 initiatives that advance ground-breaking cancer research and programs that enhance the well-being and inclusion of individuals who experience intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). The Foundation’s Board of

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Kuni Foundation Makes Three-Year Commitment to Special Olympics Oregon

Special Olympics Oregon (SOOR) received a three-year commitment of $100,000 per year from The Kuni Foundation. The funding will support the critical services Special Olympics Oregon provides to enhance the lives of thousands of children and adults living with intellectual disabilities across the state of Oregon. “We are honored to support the important work of Special Olympics Oregon, which creates

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