In The Community // Our Communities

Northern California

San Jose

In addition to providing health care and coverage for low-income people, Kaiser Permanente’s community investments include grants, sponsorships and volunteerism. Kaiser Permanente South Bay grants support nonprofit organizations serving Santa Clara County, with the exception of Palo Alto which is in the San Mateo service area.


Our grantmaking supports projects addressing the following priority needs:

  • Healthy Eating/Active Living

    • Increase knowledge and skills about healthy eating among children, youth and adults
    • Increase access to healthy foods
    • Increase motivation and access to physical activity among children, youth and adults
    • Increase healthy eating and physical activity among children, youth and adults


  • Behavioral Health (Mental Health and/or Substance Abuse)

    • Improve self‐care and coping skills to manage stress, depression, and mental health among youth and adults
    • Increase family functioning, especially the practice of positive parenting
    • Reduce alcohol and drug use among South Bay youth
    • Increase access to trauma-informed mental health care
  • Violence Prevention

    • Improve self-care and coping with stress among youth without the use of violence
    • Improve healthy relationships between family members in terms of engagement and connection
      • Create safe environments where children go to school and people live and work
  • Access to Health Care Services

    • Increase access to health care services for low-income and uninsured individuals

    To apply

    The 2015 Community Benefit Grants Program is now closed.

    Please visit the following link for more information on future funding opportunities.


    Events and sponsorships are also required to align with our current goals and priorities listed above. We consider requests for sponsorships from January 1 through September 15 each year. Information about the sponsorship process can be found here.

    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

    Amy Aken, MPH
    Senior Community Benefit Specialist

    Judy Lloyd
    Associate Community Benefit Specialist

    We can be reached at

    For Medical Financial Assistance questions, please call (408) 972-6629.