Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities

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Let’s Amplify Inclusion

We believe Diversity, Equity and Inclusion should always include Accessibility (DEIA) and that efforts to advance equity and inclusion always extend to the disability community.

Through our grantmaking and advocacy we seek accomplices who prioritize and advance the experiences and preferences of the I/DD community. We fund projects and initiatives that enhance opportunity, possibility and quality of life for individuals who experience I/DD. Increasing affordable, person-focused housing solutions is a priority. We fund a wide range of projects, including supported living, co-housing and inclusive housing models in response to the diverse needs and preferences of people who experience I/DD.

Did You Know?

More than 7 million people in the United States experience some form of intellectual and developmental disability (I/DD).

Often, the I/DD community is mistakenly viewed through the lens of perceived deficit rather than recognized for their unique gifts and attributes. People who experience I/DD are classmates, co-workers, friends, spouses, parents, volunteers and a vibrant, valuable part of our community.

I/DD Grants

Ensuring that people who experience intellectual and developmental disabilities lead vibrant, inclusive lives with equitable access to housing and other opportunities is a key focus area for the Kuni Foundation. We support a range of initiatives including new and existing housing that promotes community and inclusion; resources and navigation for individuals and families; universal design and assistive technology and programs that focus on the arts, education, advocacy and employment.

Related Resources

Below are stories detailing some of our investments in the I/DD community.
  • 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 S…

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  • Housing for Individuals who Experience I/DD Receives a $1.5 million Boost from the Kuni Foundation

    Three diverse housing models that support adults who experience intellectual and developmental disabilities throughout the region received just over $1.5 milli…

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  • Wayne D. Kuni & Joan E. Kuni Foundation Funds Groundbreaking Inclusive Housing Model

    Portland, OR - A unique community model, the first of its kind in the nation and inspired by the mother and advocate of a teenager with intellectual and physic…

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