In The Community // Our Communities

Northern California

East Bay

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

The East Bay service area serves cities located in West Contra Costa County and Northern Alameda County.


Our grantmaking supports projects addressing:

  • Prevention of Community Violence
  • Prevention of Obesity and Overweight
  • Access to Health Care services
  • Asthma Management

The 2016 Community Benefit Grants Program is now closed.

Community Health Priorities

Access to Care:

  • Increase the number of low‐income people who have access to appropriate health care services in our East Bay area
  • Increase access to, enrollment in, and maintenance of health care coverage
  • Increase access to specialized, culturally appropriate care

Healthy Eating, Active Living:

  • Reduce the number of overweight and obese children, adolescents, and adults in low‐income our East Bay communities
  • Increase healthy eating among children and families
  • Increase physical activity in schools, community and institutional settings

Violence Prevention:

  • Reduce the number of adolescents, young adults, and people of color exposed to violence, including witnesses, survivors and perpetrators
  • Create and maintain safe environments in schools, residential neighborhoods, and workplace settings
  • Increase skills building and employment opportunities for high risk youth
  • Increase access to trauma‐informed, mental health services and training

Asthma Management and Prevention:

  • Reduce asthma episodes among high‐risk children and adolescents residing in West Contra Costa County (West Contra Costa area focus)
  • Improve asthma management among high‐risk asthma sufferers emphasizing environmental impacts and policies
  • Improve asthma management among high‐risk children and adolescents through behavioral

Funding Guidelines:

1)  KP will consider requests from qualified organizations that serve our East Bay Region

2)  Only non-profit or public benefit organizations are eligible. Unincorporated groups or agencies can make arrangements to utilize an eligible nonprofit organization as a fiscal sponsor

3)  Funds must be used to serve vulnerable populations with the East Bay Area: Oakland, Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, Emeryville, Piedmont, El Cerrito, El Sobrante, Hercules, Pinole, Richmond, and San Pablo

4) Strategies must be consistent with values and missions of KP, address priority needs and strategies identified through the 2013 CHNA

Our staff is available to provide technical assistance via phone and answer any questions that you may have regarding this new process.

Contact Us

Susanna Osorno-Crandall
Community Benefit Manager

Thank you for your continued partnership.


The Kaiser Permanente East Bay Public Affairs department will consider sponsorship requests for local community activities and civic events, under the Community Relations or Community Benefit programs.

Types of requests that will be accepted for consideration include but are not limited to:

  • Special events, e.g. health fairs, dinners, lunches, cultural events or fundraisers
  • Conferences and forums
  • Symposia
  • Health education forums
  • Health campaigns, programs and initiatives

Community Benefit sponsorship requests must be in alignment with one of the identified Community Benefit priority areas which include:

  • Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL)
  • Access to Care and Coverage
  • Mental and Behavioral Health
  • Community and Family Safety

Please review the Sponsorship Application Guide for more information. To apply, access the online application here.

Requests should be submitted a minimum of 60 days prior to the event or start of the project. Requests will be funded only for events or programs within the current year.

April 7, 2017
June 2, 2017
August 4, 2017
October 6, 2017

If, in addition to monetary support, in-kind support is requested (e.g. tabling/staffing support, health education materials, promotional items or speakers), please specify in the application.

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.


Contact Us

Jessica Arline
Senior Public Affairs Representative
(510) 752-2042

Chantal Sullivan
Contributions Operations Specialist
(510) 618-5807