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Greater San Francisco Area Community Benefit Program

The Greater San Francisco service area includes the City and County of San Francisco (served by our San Francisco Medical Center on Geary Blvd.) and the northern part of San Mateo County (served by our South San Francisco Medical Center on El Camino Real).

In addition to providing subsidized health care and coverage for low-income people, Kaiser Permanente engages the community with a variety of resources including: service grants to address identified health needs, donations and sponsorships to support events and activities of our community partners, in-kind donations and volunteers, and technical assistance from our clinicians and healthcare experts.

To learn more about what we do, visit our section of the Northern California Annual Community Benefit Report.

Grants

Kaiser Permanente provides financial support to local nonprofit health and human service organizations that serve low-income, under-resourced communities.  Grants ranging from $10,000 to $50,000 must address the priority health needs identified in the last Community Health Needs Assessment.

The Greater San Francisco service area conducts two annual competitive grant solicitations — for services in San Francisco, and a separate solicitation for services in north San Mateo county.  This competitive RFP process is the only opportunity in 2018 to request grant funding from Kaiser Permanente in San Francisco and South San Francisco.

South San Francisco – 2018 Grants:

Kaiser Permanente South San Francisco issued a Request for Proposals on January 4 for direct service grants to address the priority health needs – Access to Care, Healthy Eating/Active Living, Behavioral Health – through specific strategies and expected outcomes.  We received 24 grant applications, and chose 16 organizations to submit full proposals for consideration.  Of those 16 proposals, we are funding 13 projects for the grant period July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019.

The next grant solicitation will be in early 2019.  To assure your organization is on the RFP announcement list, contact Keturah Bush (link at the bottom of this page).

 San Francisco – 2018 Grants:

 Kaiser Permanent San Francisco issued a Request for Proposals on February 5 for grants to increase outreach and engagement with homeless residents to address their behavioral health needs.  This is the sole focus of the 2018 grants solicitation.  Other health needs that have been the focus of past solicitations will be addressed in the 2019 RFP.

We received 33 grant applications and chose 17 organizations to submit full proposals for consideration.  The Community Benefit Advisory Committee will review those proposals and recommend funding for the best of them.  Grant awards will be announced June 1 for the grant period July 1, 2018 to June 30,2019.

The next grant solicitation will be in early 2019.  To assure your organization is on the RFP announcement list, contact Keturah Bush (link at the bottom of this page).

Sponsorships

Kaiser Permanente in the Greater San Francisco Service Area partners with community-based organizations to support events and activities addressing our identified health needs, and promoting healthy lifestyles, education, workforce development, and environmental stewardship. To secure the levels of approval necessary to authorize a donation, we require all requests to be submitted at least three months before the date of your event/activity.

See the attached KP-SF Sponsorship Guidelines 2017 for eligibility criteria, funding categories, and instructions to submit the initial email and online application. For further information about the sponsorship request process, email GSF-sponsorships@kp.org or call 415-833-9508.

San Francisco Community Investment Reports

Community Health Needs Assessment

We are proud to share with you our San Francisco and South San Francisco 2016 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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Kaiser Permanente Greater San Francisco Community Benefit Team

Jim Illig, Community Benefit Manager
Keturah Bush, Contributions Operations Specialist