As the nation's largest nonprofit, integrated health care system, Kaiser Permanente seeks to make positive contributions to health and wellness in the community as part of our social mission. Kaiser Permanente addresses needs and priorities identified locally which affect overall community health and the health care system. This is accomplished, in part, by supporting partnerships with community-based organizations through our community grants program.
The Kaiser Permanente Orange County Community Benefit Grants Program provides opportunities to respond to grant requests from nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and government agencies whose work aligns with our key funding priorities.
The deadline for submitting your grant application is April 11, 2011. Every required document must be submitted by this date. Incomplete applications will not be eligible for funding consideration. All submitted grant proposals and supplemental documents become the property of Kaiser Permanente. You are encouraged to keep copies of all submitted documents for your records.
If you have any questions about Kaiser Permanente's grants program, please contact Cheryl Vargo at Cheryl.A.Vargo@kp.org or 714-796-2657.
To be eligible for a Community Benefit grant, an applicant organization (or fiscal agent), must have operations in California and be a local, state, or federal government agency operating for public purpose, or one of the following types of nonprofit organizations:
In addition, organizations must:
Kaiser Permanente Orange County provides grants to local nonprofit health and human service organizations that address these needs among vulnerable populations:
Kaiser Permanente Orange County Community Benefit will generally not consider funding requests from international, social, recreational clubs, or for the following:
Kaiser Permanente will not consider requests from organizations that discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex/gender, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, or veteran status in their programs, services, policies, hiring practices, and administration. In addition, Community Benefit grants will not be awarded for activities, events, or programs organized or solely sponsored by alcohol, tobacco, or pharmaceutical companies.
We generally do not provide grants for academic research, capital campaigns, event sponsorships (including community health fairs), or political campaigns.
Grant requests must be submitted on or before April 11, 2011. Grant requests will be reviewed only once during the 2011 calendar year by the grant review committee. The reviews will be completed by the end of May. Proposals will be forwarded to the committee if they meet funding criteria as outlined in this application, and if all necessary materials are included in the request.
All requests for information should be directed to Cheryl Vargo at Cheryl.A.Vargo@kp.org.
You can start the online application for Kaiser Permanente Orange County Medical Center Community Benefit grants program.
In addition to this online grant proposal submission process, you should have received these two documents:
When you are working in the online application form, you have the option to save your work and return to the application at a later time through the account you created. In addition you:
Prior to submitting your online application, you will be able to review your grant application for completeness. Please note that once a grant application has been submitted, it cannot be edited or resubmitted.
Note: If you forget your account password, please follow the onscreen instructions from the account log-in page to retrieve your password. If this method does not work, please send an e-mail to So.Cal.Grants@kp.org with "Orange County Online Application Password Reset" in the subject line to reset your password.