In The Community // Our Communities

Northern California

Greater Southern Alameda

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

The Greater Southern Alameda Area (GSAA) supports nonprofit organizations serving the cities of Castro Valley, Hayward (including Ashland, Cherryland, and Fairview), San Leandro, San Lorenzo, Union City, Newark and Fremont.


Our 2016 funding supports organizations that address the following community health priorities:

  • Improve Access to Mental Health Services
  • Increase Access to Affordable, Healthy Food
  • Ensure Safe Environments Where We Live, Work and Play

Grants are awarded up to $30,000.

To be eligible for a Community Benefit grant, organizations must support the Greater Southern Alameda County community health priorities and implementation strategies.

Application Process and Timeline

Applications for the 2016 Funding Cycle are due October 1, 2015.

Funding timeline will run from January 1, 2016 through September 30, 2016.

The Application process is closed.  All applicants will be notified of their application status by December 29, 2015.  Please no phone calls or emails until after this date.


The Kaiser Permanente Greater Southern Alameda Area 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

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

  • Improve Access to Mental Health Services
  • Increase Access to Affordable, Healthy Food
  • Ensure Safe Environments Where We Live, Work and Play

Please review the Sponsorship Application Guide for full instructions and details, then submit a Sponsorship Online Application.

Sponsorships will be accepted on an on-going basis via the online application tool. Requests must be submitted a minimum of 60 days prior to the event or start of the project. Requests received less than 60 days from the date of your event may be immediately declined.

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

Kimberley Cunha
Public Affairs Manager
Phone: 510.618.5955