In The Community // Our Communities

Northern California

San Jose

In addition to providing health care and coverage for low-income people, Kaiser Permanente’s community investments include grants, sponsorships and volunteerism. Kaiser Permanente South Bay Community Benefit grants support nonprofit organizations serving Santa Clara County, with the exception of Palo Alto, which is in the San Mateo service area.


Our grantmaking supports projects addressing the following priority needs:

  • Healthy Eating/Active Living

    • Increase knowledge and skills about healthy eating among children, youth and adults
    • Increase access to healthy foods
    • Increase motivation and access to physical activity among children, youth and adults
    • Increase healthy eating and physical activity among children, youth and adults


  • Behavioral Health (Mental Health and/or Substance Abuse)

    • Improve self‐care and coping skills to manage stress, depression, and mental health among youth and adults
    • Increase family functioning, especially the practice of positive parenting
    • Reduce alcohol and drug use among South Bay youth
    • Increase access to trauma-informed mental health care
  • Violence Prevention

    • Improve self-care and coping with stress among youth without the use of violence
    • Improve healthy relationships between family members in terms of engagement and connection
      • Create safe environments where children go to school and people live and work