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. Kaiser Permanente Fontana and Ontario Medical Center’s Community Benefit Grants Program provides opportunities to respond to grant requests from nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and government-sponsored projects whose work aligns with our key funding priorities.
A Letter of Interest (LOI) is the first step in the process of applying for a grant, followed by an invitation to submit a complete grant application. We encourage that applicants read the eligibility and priority area sections on this page carefully to ensure that their proposal meets the basic requirements. The LOI guidelines will assess the potential fit between the applicant’s mission, project, program goals, strategies, objectives and Kaiser Permanente’s funding priorities, and will give instructions on how to complete and submit an online application, by invitation only.
We look forward to receiving proposals which include strategic activities to create a greater impact. Examples of activities may include a combination of direct services, outreach, promotion, prevention, intervention, education, self-care management, training, policy, and environmental changes intended to improve health status, enhance knowledge, skills, behavior, impact environments, policies, and/or develop coalition capacity. Organizations are encouraged to work together in partnership to address identified need(s).
The Community Benefit Grants Program will focus on three funding priorities identified in the 2010 Community Health Needs Assessment which was conducted for the Kaiser Foundation Hospital-Fontana for the service area community of San Bernardino County. This Letter of Interest is for grant cycle 2012-2013 with a specific grant period of one year (August 2012-July 2013. The due date for submitting your Letter of Interest is Wednesday, January 4, 2012. A Letter of Interest can be submitted for any amount ranging from a minimum of $5,000 to a maximum of $25,000.
Kaiser Permanente Fontana and Ontario Medical Centers will consider a Letter of Interest from local nonprofit health and human service organizations that submit a Letter of Interest aligned to the following areas of need among vulnerable populations:
Need I: Increase Access to Health Insurance Coverage and Health Care Service
Need II: Reduce and Prevent Obesity and Overweight
Need III: Improve Social Determinants of Health
Sample Goals and Strategies for Areas of Need
Kaiser Permanente Fontana and Ontario Medical Centers would like to share sample goals and strategies for organizations to consider for each one of the areas of need.
If you have any questions about Kaiser Permanente's grants program, please contact Martha Valencia, Sr. Community Benefit Health Specialist, Martha.R.Valencia@kp.org.
To be eligible to submit an LOI, 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 Fontana and Ontario Medical Center Community Benefit Grants Program will not consider funding requests from international, social, recreational clubs, or for the following:
Organizations that would like to obtain detailed specific data indicators from the 2010 Needs Assessment that was conducted for the Kaiser Permanente Fontana Service Area (San Bernardino County), can pull the data from the Healthy City website www.healthycity.org, which is a web-based data and mapping platform. Access is free and available to all. The Executive Summary of our needs assessment findings is attached. You may request the entire report of the 2010 Community Health Needs Assessment.
Kaiser Permanente Fontana Medical Center
Public Affairs Department [Letter of Interest]
9961 Sierra Avenue, Fontana, CA 92335