In The Community // Our Communities

Northern California

Central Valley

In addition to providing health care and coverage for low-income people, Kaiser Permanente’s community investments include grants, sponsorships, and volunteerism.


Kaiser Permanente Central Valley Area provides financial support to local nonprofit health and human service organizations with an emphasis on outreach to underserved populations. Organizations that submit programs that meet a prioritized need and incorporate at least one of the funding priorities outlined below will be considered for funding. Priority will be given to organizations which partner with other agencies to leverage assets with the goal of improving the health of the community. Every three years, the Central Valley Area participates in an extensive needs assessment in San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties to identify the health and social needs of our communities. For 2011-2014, we have identified the following critical needs in our culturally diverse communities:

  • Obesity rates
    • Decrease calorie consumption (e.g., soda/sugar-sweetened beverages, portion sizes, snacking).
    • Increase consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables.
    • Increase physical activity in institutional settings (e.g., school, after school, worksites).
  • Chronic diseases
    • Increase access to prevention and early detection programs focused on chronic conditions: diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular diseases.
    • Improve utilization and compliance of care plans in the management of chronic diseases.
    • Improve access to chronic disease self-management tools.
  • Basic needs
    • Increase knowledge and access to self-sufficiency services, such as health insurance, government and community programs.

Funding Limitations

Grants are limited to organizations that are exempt from taxation under section 501 of the Internal Revenue Code. Kaiser Permanente will not consider funding requests from the following types of organizations or for the following activities/purposes: religious (for religious purposes), partisan political, fraternal, athletic, international or social organizations, endowments, memorials or individuals, field trips or tours.


Kaiser Permanente Central Valley Area partners with community-based organizations on events and activities promoting prevention and wellness, education, economic and workforce development, and corporate and environmental stewardship.

To apply for a contribution

Submit a formal request letter on your organization’s letterhead via email to The letter must include:

  1. Legal name of the requesting organization
  2. Address
  3. Amount of funds being requested
  4. How the funds will be used

Community Health Needs Assessment

We are proud to share with you our 2013 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) report. The report reflects Kaiser Permanente’s long-standing commitment to working with other organizations to address the most urgent health needs in the communities we serve.

Conducting these assessments and making them available to the public is also important in meeting new federal requirements outlined in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. We invite you to view the Community Health Needs Assessments for each Kaiser Foundation Hospital and submit comments on our CHNA web page.


Kaiser Permanente Central Valley
Charitable Contributions Team

Marie Sanchez
Community Benefits Manager

Andrew Mendoza, MPA
Community and Government Relations Manager

Annah Jarin-Bratton
Senior Public Affairs Representative

Phone: (209) 735-5505
Fax: (209) 735-5592

Grants Awarded in 2015

NCAL Charitable Contributions Central Valley Area _ 2015 Final