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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.

Grants

Our grantmaking supports projects addressing:

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

Kaiser Permanente is now accepting applications for up to $20,000 in funding for a 12-month grant period to support your existing work. If interested in this funding opportunity, grant applications will be accepted through July 29 at 5 p.m. Your application and supplemental documents will be reviewed by our Community Benefit Advisory Group for formal consideration, with final funding decisions made by September 23.

We invite you to submit your application based on your work in the following areas:

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

 

2016 Grant Application Timeline

June 13
Information on this program and application materials will be released

July 29, 5 p.m.
Full grant applications due

September 23
Funding decisions will be made and awarded

 

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.

Application

Please submit your grant application here.

If you have trouble with the online application portal, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions.

For additional information and/or general information please contact:

Jessica Arline
510-752-2042
Jessica.R.Arline@kp.org

Thank you for your continued partnership.

Sponsorships

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:

  • Prevention of obesity and overweight
  • Childhood asthma
  • Prevention of community violence
  • Access to health care services

Please review the Sponsorship Application Guide for more information. If interested in applying, please email eastbaysponsorships@kp.org.

Requests should be submitted a minimum of 45 days prior to the event or start of the project. Requests will be funded only for events or programs within the current year.

Deadlines:
April 1, 2016
June 3, 2016
August 5, 2016
October 7, 2016

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.

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Contact Us

Jessica Arline
Senior Public Affairs Representative
(510) 752-2042
Email: eastbaysponsorships@kp.org

Gabby Areas
Associate Public Affairs Representative
(510) 752-1514