In The Community // Our Communities

Northern California

East Bay

In addition to providing health care and coverage for low-income people, Kaiser Permanente’s community investments include grants, sponsorships, and volunteerism.

The East Bay service area serves cities located in West Contra Costa County and Northern Alameda County.


Our grantmaking supports projects addressing:

  • Prevention of Community Violence
  • Prevention of Obesity and Overweight
  • Access to Health Care services
  • Asthma Management

2014 Mini-Grants Program

Our mini-grants creates an opportunity to establish new community partnerships and support innovative projects that are aligned with select priority health needs and implementation strategies from our 2013 CHNA. Eligible organizations can submit a two page Letter of Inquiry (LOI) for grants awards between $5,000 to $10,000 under the strategies outlined below. Please note that only one LOI can be submitted under either strategy, and no early submissions will be accepted.

Violence Prevention: Programs to support community-based mental health and case management services, including cognitive-behavioral therapy for young adult/adult offenders.

Healthy Eating Active Living: Family-focused engagement programs – including peer education – that promote healthy food consumption, affordable options, and breastfeeding.

To apply

Step 1: Please review the guidelines and instructions handout below for complete details. This document provides a comprehensive overview of our funding processes for the year.

2014 Grant Program Overview

Step 2: Complete the Letter of Inquiry (two-page maximum) on your organization’s official letterhead and submit to this email address Submit your Letter of Inquiry (LOI) by the designated deadline; May 21 at 5pm (Violence Prevention Mini-Grants) or June 30 at 5pm (Healthy Eating Active Living Mini-Grants)

For questions regarding the grant process please contact Glenda Monterroza, Community Benefit Specialist at or 510-752-6122.


The Kaiser Permanente East Bay Public Affairs department will consider sponsorship requests for local community activities and civic events, under the Community Relations or Community Benefit programs.

Types of requests that will be accepted for consideration include but are not limited to:

  • Special events, e.g.. health fairs, dinners, lunches, cultural events or fundraisers
  • Conferences and forums
  • Symposia
  • Health education forums
  • Health campaigns, programs and initiatives

Community Benefit sponsorship requests must be in alignment with one of the identified Community Benefit priority areas which include:

  • Prevention of obesity and overweight
  • Childhood asthma
  • Prevention of community violence
  • Access to health care services

Please review the Sponsorship Application Guide for full instructions and details, then submit the Sponsorship Online Application.

Sponsorships will be accepted on an on-going basis through October 15, 2014 via the online application tool. Requests should be submitted a minimum of 45 days prior to the event or start of the project. Requests will be funded only for events or programs within the current year.

If, in addition to monetary support, in-kind support is requested (e.g. tabling/staffing support, health education materials, promotional items or speakers), please specify in the application.

Community Health Needs Assessment

We are proud to share with you our 2013 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) report. The report reflects Kaiser Permanente’s long-standing commitment to working with other organizations to address the most urgent health needs in the communities we serve.

Conducting these assessments and making them available to the public is also important in meeting new federal requirements outlined in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. We invite you to view the Community Health Needs Assessments for each Kaiser Foundation Hospital and submit comments on our CHNA web page.


Contact Us

Erica Browne
Community Benefit Health Manager

Glenda Monterroza
Community Benefit Specialist
Tel: (510) 752-6122