In The Community // Our Communities

Northern California

Greater Southern Alameda

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

The Greater Southern Alameda Area (GSAA) supports nonprofit organizations serving the cities of Castro Valley, Hayward (including Ashland, Cherryland, and Fairview), San Leandro, San Lorenzo, Union City, Newark and Fremont.


Our 2015 funding supports organizations that address the following community health priorities:

  • Improve Access to Mental Health Services
  • Increase Access to Affordable, Healthy Food
  • Ensure Safe Environments Where We Live, Work and Play

Grants are be awarded for up to $30,000.

To be eligible for a Community Benefit grant, organizations must support the Greater Southern Alameda County community health priorities and implementation strategies.

Funding timeline will run from January 1, 2015 through September 30, 2015.

Application Process and Timeline

The application and all required attachments must be received by November 1, 2014.

To apply, please use our Community Benefit Online Application.

In addition, please complete and submit the following supplemental documents as part of the electronic 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 (for grant questions)

Susan Miranda
Community Benefit Specialist
Phone: 510.618.4018

Arleen R. Carino
Community Benefit Manager
Phone: 510.618.5807


The Kaiser Permanente Greater Southern Alameda Area 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

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

  • Improve Access to Mental Health Services
  • Increase Access to Affordable, Healthy Food
  • Ensure Safe Environments Where We Live, Work and Play

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 via the online application tool. Requests must be submitted a minimum of 60 days prior to the event or start of the project. Requests received less than 60 days from the date of your event may be immediately declined.

If program ads, logos, and/or in-kind support are requested (e.g. tabling/staffing support, health education materials, promotional items or speakers) please include specifics in the application.

Contact Us (for Sponsorship questions)

Rikki Kiefer
Senior Staff Assistant
Phone: 510.618.5844

Ana Apodaca
Community & Government Relations Manager
Phone: 510.618.5845