Community Benefit Grantmaking
Our vision is that Kaiser Permanente will play a leading role in addressing the needs of the low-income and underserved - so that all people live in healthy, vibrant communities with access to quality health care.
Northern California Regional Grantmaking Priorities
At a time when communities and community organizations are significantly impacted by the economic downturn, we are focusing Northern California Regional grantmaking to emphasize support for:
- Access to health care and health coverage for those in need, the majority of our $600 million regional Community Benefit budget.
- Essential health and human services, including support for the safety net of community clinics, public hospitals and health systems.
- Prevention for serious public health issues that increase during times of crisis, including violence and obesity.
Regional, Local and National Grants
Kaiser Permanente grants are offered to non-profit organizations and public agencies based on the location of their programs and services.
- Regional: The majority of our regional grantmaking is initiated by Kaiser Permanente to address identified community needs. On a smaller scale, we are also able to respond to some grant requests from our communities for programs serving three or more service areas.
- Local: A local grant supports an organization in one specific area, such as Fresno. These grants are administered by Kaiser Permanente's 13 local Community Benefit programs throughout Northern California.
- National: Kaiser Permanente also has a national grantmaking program for nonprofits with a wider geographic scope.
Other Grantmaking Resources
If you are seeking a regional sponsorship for an event that serves three or more service areas, please visit our visit our Sponsorships page.
If your organization has already received a grant from Kaiser Permanente, visit our For Grantees page for information on communicating about your program, sharing your successes, and other tools.
To access our online regional application and review our funding guidelines, visit our Application & Guidelines page. For more information, please contact NCAL-CB-Programs@kp.org, (510) 625-5311.