In The Community // Our Communities

Northern California


In addition to providing health care and coverage for low-income people, Kaiser Permanente’s community investments include grants, sponsorships, and volunteerism. The Kaiser Foundation Hospital Fresno Service Area includes eastern Fresno County, most of Madera County, northeast Kings County, and northwest Tulare County, and the cities and towns of Ahwahnee, Bass Lake, Big Creek, Biola, Burrel, Cantua Creek, Caruthers, Coarsegold, Del Rey, Dinuba, Five Points, Fowler, Friant, Hanford, Helm, Kerman, Kings Canyon N.P., Kingsburg, Laton, Lemon Cove, Lemoore, Lindsay, Madera, North Fork, Oakhurst, O’Neals, Orange Cove, Parlier, Piedra, Prather, Raisin City, Raymond, Reedley, Riverdale, San Joaquin, Sanger, Selma, Sequoia National Park, Squaw Valley, Sultana, Tollhouse, Tranquility, and Traver.

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.


2016 Grants

Our 2014-2016 grantmaking supports projects that address:

  • Increasing access to culturally competent, high‐quality health care services
  • Increasing access to healthy food options at school and community settings
  • Increasing opportunities for physical activity among youth and adults
  • Increasing the number of diabetics and asthmatics whose disease is well managed

Through this annual grants program, Kaiser Permanente supports local organizations that are working to improve the health of the communities we serve.

The deadline for our 2015-2016 grant cycle has passed. The next solicitation for competitive grants will be in early 2016. To find out more about Kaiser Permanente Fresno’s grant program, download the grant guidelines.


Activities such as community health fairs, health education forums, conferences, symposiums and short-term projects, are eligible to receive up to $5,000 sponsorship. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis from January 1 through September 30.  Requests in this category must be submitted electronically, a minimum of 45 days prior to project start date.

As part of the sponsorship application process, please download and complete the Fresno Budget Template and submit it along with the online application.

Contact Us

Marie Sanchez
Community Benefit Manager
(209) 735-5337