In The Community // Our Communities



At Kaiser Permanente, one of our core values is improving the health of individuals and the communities we serve.

Through thoughtful partnerships with local organizations that align with our mission, we strive to address issues that affect the overall health of the community. Many of these partnerships are created through event sponsorships that support vital community programs and services.

Current Focus Areas

We invest in events that bring our community together to increase public understanding of and engagement in the issues that affect us. We seek innovative programs that address specific issues including:

  • Community-based programs that address health disparities for vulnerable populations. Populations can be defined by factors such as race or ethnicity, gender, education or income, disability, geographic location or sexual orientation.
  • Projects that improve the efficiency of health and human services systems, including food, housing and health care.
  • Economic/workforce development.
  • Cultural and ethnic diversity.
  • Collaborations that coordinate health care services and support economic self-sufficiency.


Sponsorship evaluation criteria

Sponsorship proposals are evaluated based on six general criteria. These criteria have been developed to ensure that we establish sponsorship relationships that will benefit the receiving organization as well as Kaiser Permanente.

Proposals are evaluated for:

  • Tangible benefits associated with the partnership.
  • The opportunity to create long-term value.
  • The ability to reach targeted audiences and build relationships.
  • Positive exposure for the Kaiser Permanente brand.
  • The potential to be leveraged with additional resource investment.
  • The potential for long-term, sustainable relationships.

We are unable to support the following types of activities because they do not meet our sponsorship program criteria:

  •  Events outside the Kaiser Permanente Northwest service area.
  • Donations or support to general appeal campaigns, endowments or memorials.
  • Requests that benefit an individual, family, or group.
  • Local (city, school) sporting events, individuals or teams.
  • Religious activities, in whole or in part, for the purpose of furthering religious doctrine.
  • General awareness campaigns.
  • Health care research.
  • Travel expenses.
  • Door prizes or raffles.
  • School-affiliated orchestras, bands, choirs, drama groups, yearbooks, class parties, or class or team projects.
  • Political candidates, activities or organizations.
  • Personal appeals for funding of individual medical care, insurance coverage for individuals, scholarships, tuition, educational expenses, conference registration, etc.
  • Film or documentary productions.
  • Job training programs.
  • Organizations that do not comply with Kaiser Permanente’s anti-discriminatory policy.
  • National conferences.
  • Membership fees or dues.
  • Pageants.
  • Advertising activities.

Application process and timing

The application process for sponsorship of events in 2016 is now closed. Please check back for information about future application periods.

Online sponsorship applications need to be submitted at least 90 days prior to the scheduled event date to be considered. All sponsorship requests need to be submitted through our online application. Due to the volume of requests, applications received by phone, fax, mail, e-mail, or delivery will not be accepted or responded to.

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