In The Community // Our Communities


Community Investments

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At Kaiser Permanente our charitable mission is to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. Through commitments and partnerships with charitable and community based organizations we work to improve the community by addressing health disparities and public health issues in low-income, underserved, and at-risk communities.

In 2015, Kaiser Permanente Colorado invested $124 million toward building healthier communities through charitable coverage and care, medical research, grants and donations, community health initiatives, Safety Net partnerships, and knowledge dissemination.

We go beyond traditional corporate philanthropy and grantfunding to pair financial resources with medical research, physician expertise, and clinical practices. Our community investments include grantfunding (administered through request for proposals), conference sponsorship, technical assistance, communications support, and other types of in-kind services. Our grantfunding supports charitable organizations and programs that improve individual health by improving community health.

According to public health data we can be successful at building a healthy community by tackling the social determinants of health and ‘upstream’ public health issues. We refined our grantmaking strategy and process to make an even greater community impact.

Kaiser Permanente also has a national grantmaking program for nonprofits with a wider geographic scope beyond Colorado.

View a list of our current, active grant partners.

Funding Opportunities

Kaiser Permanente Colorado’s grantfunding opportunities are administered through request for proposals. Announcements of open funding opportunities are published on our website and an invitation to respond is emailed to interested parties.

If you’re interested in being added to the distribution list for notifications about our funding opportunities, please email

We recommend proposals to be evidence, population, and/or prevention-based; cost-effective, collaborative, and sustainable. We consider funding for nonprofit organizations, local government-sponsored projects, and educational institutions, with some exceptions.

Our community benefit strategies guide our funding opportunities. In 2013, we conducted a community health needs assessment (CHNA) to inform our strategies. This research allowed us to better understand the community’s unique needs and resources. View our community benefit strategy and CHNA reports for more information.

For more information about our grantfunding eligibility requirements, please visit our open funding opportunities page.

Non-Discrimination Verification

Kaiser Permanente has an unwavering commitment to equal access and opportunity for all persons. Organizations applying for funding will be required to attest 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.

Conflict of Interest

Kaiser Permanente asks each organization requesting a contribution to disclose any relationships with Kaiser Permanente that may be, or appear to be, a conflict of interest. Such relationships do not necessarily prohibit your organization from receiving a contribution, however, they must be disclosed in order for Kaiser Permanente to complete its due diligence.

Funding Eligibility Requirements

Kaiser Permanente Colorado is not able to consider the following types of funding requests:

  • Religious purposes
  • Partisan political activities
  • Athletic or sports activities
  • International or social organizations
  • Endowments or memorials
  • Fraternal organizations
  • Field trips or tours
  • Individuals
  • Bricks and mortar capital or capital improvement projects

We are unable to fund any event or activity sponsored by alcohol or tobacco corporations or an organization that promotes the use of alcohol or tobacco.

Review 2016 request for proposals that are now closed.