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Strengthening Communities

Communities are about people – the greatest asset in every city, village, neighborhood, rural town or reservation. Strengthening communities is not the job of one person or a single organization. It takes a collective effort, energy, resources and commitment to improve the quality of life for everyone.

KAI was founded on the belief that by listening closely to our clients, and by working together as a team, we could have a real, measurable impact on changing lives and strengthening communities. Since 1990, we have collaborated with governments, nonprofit organizations, tribal communities and the private-sector to support development of thriving communities.

What We Offer

To help our clients build socially, economically viable communities, KAI offers a full suite of professional services.

  • Capacity building
  • Research and analysis
  • Program development
  • Grants support
  • Technical assistance and training
  • Communications and social marketing

Our diverse team takes a holistic approach to strengthening communities and applies industry knowledge and expertise across multiple disciplines, including economic development, research, public health, education and community development.


  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • U.S. Census Bureau
  • U.S. Department of Education
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • U.S. Department of Interior
  • W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Contact: Jo Ann Kauffman, President, 509-789-2662.

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