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

2015 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 grant awards from $5,000 to $10,000 for the strategies outlined below by Friday, April 3rd. Please note that one LOI per organization will be accepted. Mini-grants will be targeted to address the following community health needs:

  • Access to Care: Increase access to specialized, culturally appropriate care.
  • Healthy Eating/ Active Living: Increase healthy eating among children and families.
  • Violence Prevention: Reduce the number of adolescents, young adults, and people of color exposed to violence including witnesses, survivors and perpetrators.
  • Asthma Management (specific to West Contra Costa): Improve asthma management among high-risk asthma sufferers emphasizing environmental impacts and policies.

To Apply:

Step 1: Please review the guidelines and instructions handout below.

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 Friday, April 3rd, 5pm.

Kaiser Permanente East Bay Area’s Community Benefit Grants program is administered through the East Bay Area Public Affairs Department on behalf of the Richmond and Oakland Medical Centers. The East Bay Area serves cities located in West Contra Costa County and Northern Alameda County including Alameda, Berkeley, El Cerrito, El Sobrante, Emeryville, Hercules, Oakland, Pinole, Richmond and San Pablo.

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 14, 2015 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