Our employees, physicians, and dentists are actively involved in giving back and shaping their communities for the better. Kaiser Permanente programs give staff opportunities to connect to the causes they care about and to get involved — be it through annual giving campaigns, volunteerism, nationally recognized days of community service, or leadership on community nonprofit boards.
Here are the primary ways that our staff is engaged in community work:
We have a vision of making volunteerism contagious among our staff in the Northwest Region. Volunteerism is a great way to help community organizations better meet their resource needs, and our employees reap the personal benefits of community involvement greater confidence, less stress, and a stronger support network. The KP Cares program and website enable staff to search for volunteer opportunities, receive notifications of volunteer opportunities that fit their profile, lead volunteer activities, and invite other colleagues, family, and friends to join them. Employees, log in to kpcares.org.
We are proud of our employees, physicians, and dentists who volunteer in communities where they live and work. To show our support, Kaiser Permanente established the Kaiser Permanente Gives — Volunteer Grant Program. This program makes $5,000 to $15,000 grants available to qualified charitable organizations to which Kaiser Permanente employees and clinicians donate their time. Employees, click here to learn more. Community organizations can access qualifying criteria, submission deadlines, and the online application here.
Each fall, Kaiser Permanente employees can maximize personal donations to community organizations through the Kaiser Permanente Community Giving Campaign. Private donations to any community organization of the employee’s choosing — locally, regionally, nationally, or internationally — are matched with company dollars. In recent years, our employees have raised nearly $900,000 annually for community organizations in need. Employees can log in to the secure donation website year-round to check the status of their donations. Stay tuned for key dates for the fall 2013 campaign.