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Northern California

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.


Kaiser Permanente provides financial support to local nonprofit health and human service organizations with an emphasis on reaching low-income, under resourced communities. To qualify for consideration, grant requests must be focused on meeting at least one of the funding priorities outlined below.

2017-2019 Funding Priorities

  1. Healthy Eating / Active Living
  2. Access to Care
  3. Behavioral Health

The application period for 2017 grants from Kaiser Permanente San Francisco and South San Francisco has closed.  We received 119 initial applications (Letters of Intent) and the review teams are now deciding which organizations to invite to submit a full grant proposal.  Decisions will be announced to applicants by email on Friday, March 17, 2017.


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 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.


Kaiser Permanente Greater San Francisco Community Benefit Team

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