Application Process FAQ

What are your deadlines?

Kaiser Permanente’s national grantmaking program does not have deadlines. We review grant applications on a quarterly basis throughout the year.

What are Kaiser Permanente’s requirements for attachments to proposals?

For all requests, the following documents must be attached:

  • A copy of the tax-exempt status determination letter from the Department of the Treasury Internal Revenue Service
  • A list of the organization’s board of directors (or the governing body) and their affiliations
  • Income and expense budgets showing other sources of funding and the amount requested from Kaiser Permanente
  • List of other funding sources to which this proposal has been submitted
  • The organization’s current annual operating budget and most recent audited financial statement (or IRS Form 990 if an audit is not performed)

How are proposals reviewed?

Submitted proposals are initially reviewed by a Kaiser Permanente Community Benefit Staff Review Group, which makes recommendations on grants of all amounts.  After receiving approval from the Staff Review Group, all requests of $25,000 and above go before our National Contributions Committee for recommendation and a decision.  Grant recommendations for $100,000 and above require approval by the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan/ Kaiser Foundation Hospitals’ Board of Directors. The Board meets on a quarterly basis.

To begin or continue an application in progress begin here.