About Us

The James R. Kuse Family Foundation is a private family foundation based in Portland, Oregon.  Established in 1989 in Georgia, the foundation is led by three generations of the Kuse Family. In 2005 the foundation moved to Oregon.  Since its inception, the foundation has distributed over $12 million dollars to select organizations in Georgia, Oregon, California and Idaho. 

Our areas of interest are health and research, children and youth, adults with disabilities, and mental health issues.  We provide program or project support to select organizations.  We may provide general operating support in select cases. 

Unsolicited grant requests are not accepted.  

Our Mission 

The James R. Kuse Family Foundation supports organizations that improve the lives of children, enhance education, advance medical research, and build dynamic communities.