For nearly 60 years, we have shown our commitment to improving total community health through a variety of grants for charitable and community-based organizations.
Successful grant applicants fit within our funding priorities with work that examines social determinants of health and/or addresses the elimination of health disparities and inequities. In 2009, Kaiser Permanente gave $161 million in charitable funding to 2,098 organizations serving our communities where we operate.
Funding Priority Areas
Most of the grantmaking in the below areas happens at the local and regional levels. National grants most often support policy, advocacy and technical assistance. We are particularly interested in having applicants discuss how their work in these areas includes the social determinants of health and addresses the elimination of health disparities and inequities.
Programs, Activities and Organizations Not Considered for Funding
• Charity golf tournaments
• Sports teams, including youth/amateur sports teams
• Religious organizations for religious purposes
• Partisan political activity
• Events or activities sponsored by alcohol or tobacco corporations
• Organizations that promote the use of alcohol or tobacco
A limited number of grants are made for programs that serve multiple Kaiser Permanente regions and/or have a national impact on health and health policy. For more information about our national philanthropic program, visit our Eligibility and Application pages.
The majority of our grants are awarded through eight regional offices. We encourage all grantseekers to first determine whether they are in a Kaiser Permanente service area. You can learn more about the types of programs and initiatives we sponsor and apply for a grant by visiting the grantmaking pages for each region.
We have an unwavering commitment to equal access and opportunity for all persons. Organizations applying for funding should be prepared to demonstrate that they do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, national origin, age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, handicap, disability, medical condition or veteran status either in their employment or their service policies and practices.