Can I apply for more than one grant within the same calendar year?
Yes. If an organization's work encompasses multiple Funding Priority Areas, please see the question below about applying for more than one priority are in the same request.
Does Kaiser Permanente fund disease-specific organizations?
Occasionally, Kaiser Permanente’s funding of disease-specific organizations focuses on prevention, outreach to underserved populations and education.
Can I apply for more than one priority area in the same grant request?
No. We ask that applicants choose the funding priority that best suits your request. If the project or your organization encompasses two or more funding priorities, Kaiser Permanente staff will oversee the due diligence process for analysis by the appropriate internal reviewers.
Is it possible to seek funds to expand or improve a community clinic?
Yes. Kaiser Permanente is committed to building and maintaining partnerships with community health centers, local health departments and public hospitals. Funding for expansion of or improvements to a safety net facility can be an important part of that commitment. These requests should be submitted to the Kaiser Permanente region in which the clinic is located, not to the national philanthropy program. View a list of our Kaiser Permanente regions.
Can I contact Kaiser Permanente to see if my organization's work is a fit?
My religious organization operates social service programs. Can we apply for funding?
Yes. Kaiser Permanente accepts proposals from religious organizations, provided that the organization does not solely provide services and programs to its congregation/membership, or plans to use funds for the purposes of advancing religious doctrine or philosophy. These requests should be submitted to the Kaiser Permanente region in which your organization is located, not to the national philanthropy program. View a list of our Kaiser Permanente regions.
Will Kaiser Permanente fund advocacy efforts if they are part of my project?
Yes, under certain conditions. Grantees are prohibited from using Kaiser Permanente funds to:
What if my organization or project serves more than one Kaiser Permanente region?
Submit the proposal to Kaiser Permanente’s national office. We will oversee the due diligence process for analysis by the appropriate internal reviewers.
If an organization is funded one year, does is it ineligible to reapply the next year?
No. Receiving a grant from Kaiser Permanente in a prior year does not make an organization ineligible to receive future grants. To maintain eligibility, organizations that are granted funding must submit all required documentation throughout the grant period, including acknowledgement-of-receipt letters and progress reports.
What percentage does Kaiser Permanente allow for indirect expenses?
Kaiser Permanente does not set a specific limit for indirect expenses. Indirect expenses must be a reasonable amount in relation to the project budget, and must be necessary in order to achieve the desired outcomes from the project. Staff will review each proposal’s indirect expenses as part of the due diligence process and contact the organization if there are questions or concerns.
If my organization is not a 501(c)(3), can we still submit an application?
Yes. In addition to 501(c)(3) organizations, the following types of organizations also are eligible to receive charitable contributions:
What are your deadlines?
Kaiser Permanente’s national grantmaking program does not have deadlines. We review grant applications on a quarterly basis throughout the year.
What are Kaiser Permanente’s requirements for attachments to proposals?
For all requests, the following documents must be attached:
How are proposals reviewed?
Submitted proposals are initially reviewed by a Kaiser Permanente Community Benefit Staff Review Group, which makes recommendations on grants of all amounts. After receiving approval from the Staff Review Group, all requests of $25,000 and above go before our National Contributions Committee for recommendation and a decision. Grant recommendations for $100,000 and above require approval by the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan/ Kaiser Foundation Hospitals' Board of Directors. The Board meets on a quarterly basis.