In The Community // Our Communities

Northern California


As part of its mission to improve community health, Kaiser Permanente provides grants, technical assistance, communications support, and other types of in-kind services to community organizations that serve low-income, at-risk communities. Organizations must fall within the grantmaking priority areas identified through our Community Health Needs Assessments and meet our basic eligibility requirements.

For unsolicited requests, the process starts with the submission of a Letter of Intent (LOI).

For invited proposals, a staff member of Northern California Community Benefit Programs will provide a specific online application link via email.

To learn more about our application process, please complete our eligibility questionnaire.

Our funding priorities

Northern California Community Benefit Programs provides grants that meet the health needs outlined in areas listed below. We are particularly interested in evidence-based programs and services that can be replicated in other communities, to help more people.

Access to Care: We believe that all people should have access to high quality health care services in coordinated delivery systems.

  • Increase coverage and access to health care for low income and uninsured people
  • Improve health care services and support the safety net delivery system that serves low income, uninsured people
  • Increase access to social, non-medical services for vulnerable and low-income people

Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL): Our goal is that all people eat better and move more as part of daily life.

  • Improve healthy eating options in low income, under-resourced communities
  • Increase opportunities for physical activity in low income, under-resourced communities

Violence Prevention: Our vision is that all community members live in safe neighborhoods and at risk youth have opportunities and the support needed to be successful.

  • Improve safety in neighborhoods with high rates of violence
  • Increase resilience among at-risk youth and their families
  • Support healing among youth and families impacted by Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES)
  • Encourage public discourse that violence is preventable

Workforce Development: Our goal is that all people receive quality care for a diverse, well-trained, skillfully equipped and culturally sensitive health care workforce.

  • Improve college and career readiness among underserved populations and youth from educationally disadvantaged backgrounds
  • Increase access to employment and advanced training/education among diverse populations currently underrepresented in the health care workforce
  • Increase diversity and cultural acuity among the current health care workforce

For New Applicants

You can learn more about the application process by completing our eligibility questionnaire or by contacting us at or call (510) 625-6370. For information about event sponsorships in Northern California please visit our visit our Sponsorships page.

Templates to Complete and Submit:
If you received an email from one of our staff members inviting you to apply for a grant you will also have received a link to our online application system, IGAM. When you complete your IGAM application, please also complete the following templates and include them with your submission. We suggest you download these files, complete them, and then attach them to the online application via the IGAM system.

  • Workplan Template
  • Budget Template
  • Multiple Year Budget Template
    You will also need to provide the following documents:
  • Project Budget
  • Workplan
  • Request on letterhead from the requesting agency and fiscal sponsor, if applicable. Note: Letter should include the legal name of organization, organization’s address, requested amount, project summary and project title
  • Copy of current IRS determination letter indicating tax-exempt status
  • Organization’s most recent Form 990
  • Organization’s most recent audited financial reports
  • List of current Board of Directors and their affiliations
  • Current itemized organization operating budget
  • List of names, titles, and qualifications of key staff and volunteers

Please understand that our extensive review process can take two to four months to complete. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact your grant manager or

General Tips for a Successful Submission

  • For frequently asked questions, you can refer to our online Application FAQ.
  • Access the eligibility questionnaire (to determine which application is right for you) or click the URL e-mailed to you linking to a full application.
  • Create one user account for the organization applying for funding. Once you create your user account you will be taken to the online application. This link provides you with access to our grant guidelines and instructions. Tip: Do not begin entering data into the application yet. Click on “Save & Finish Later.”
  • We suggest that you bookmark the “My Account” page URL, as you will be required to use it to complete and submit your application.
  • In addition, through the “My Account” page you can view a history of open applications and completed submissions as well as email yourself a copy of a draft or completed submission.
  • Prior to submitting your online application, you will be able to review your grant application. Please note that once a grant application has been submitted, it cannot be edited.

For Current Grantees

Congratulations on your Kaiser Permanente Northern California Regional grant. We appreciate the opportunity to partner with you to help people learn about your important work.

Below you can learn about:

Publicity and promotion for your new grant

Your new grant provides an excellent opportunity to increase awareness about the important work your organization is doing in the community. There are many ways to communicate, including via a press release, newsletters, websites, social media, and donor communications. If you are interested in doing outreach or promotion, our communications team may be available to help. Please contact your grant manager to discuss.

Communications tips and templates

Reporting requirements for Kaiser Permanente grants ask for a story about your work midway and/or at the end of your grant. Use these tools to collect and share stories with us, your employees and supporters, partner organizations and the media.

How to acknowledge Kaiser Permanente

To make it easy to communicate about your grant, we have prepared language describing our partnership. This language can be used for newsletters, websites, or other communications. Please use one of these descriptions when acknowledging your Kaiser Permanente grant.

Short credit: The project is supported by Kaiser Permanente Northern California Community Benefit Programs.

Longer credit: Kaiser Permanente’s community involvement uniquely pairs grant funding with nearly 70 years of clinical expertise, medical research, and volunteerism to support prevention-focused, evidence-based programs that expand access to care,create healthy environments and advance health knowledge. Our Kaiser Permanente grant of $____ will help more people in this community get access to the resources they need to lead a healthy life with support for (info about the program supported by the grant). For more information about Kaiser Permanente’s work in the community, visit

Use of Kaiser Permanente logo

If you would like to use a Kaiser Permanente logo along with the credit line above, please contact your grant manager or Let us know your requested file type (JPEG or EPS) and color (blue or black).

As a nonprofit organization, Kaiser Permanente’s logo cannot be used on any materials that imply endorsement of legislation or a candidate.

Progress and Final Report Templates

As mentioned in your award letter and grant agreement, you will have a progress report and/or final report due by specified dates (usually one month after the end of the grant period). Below are the report templates we use. You may be contacted by your grant manager with specific supplemental information during the course of the grant.


Please contact your grant manager if you have any questions. You can also send general inquiries to or call (510) 625-6370.