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Community Investments

Specific Questions and Answers

Current available funding opportunity

General Operating Support for organizations that are mitigating involuntary housing displacement. Organizations interested in applying for funding should review the specific frequently asked questions related to this request for proposals.

General Questions and Answers

Q: How do you announce open funding opportunities?

A: Announcement of open funding opportunities are posted on our website and an e-mail is sent to individuals who sign up for our distribution list. We strive to release two (2) to three (3) funding opportunities each year. Applications are typically due two (2) months after the announcement.

If you would like to be added to the distribution list for announcement of funding opportunities, please e-mail

Q: How do you determine the content of your funding opportunities?

A: To guide our community investments we conducted a community health needs assessment in 2016. This research allowed us to better understand the community’s unique needs and resources. View our community benefit strategy report for more information at

Q: How do I know if I’m eligible to apply for a funding opportunity?

A: Please review our eligibility requirements. Kaiser Permanente Colorado considers funding for nonprofit organizations, local government-sponsored projects and educational institutions, with some exceptions:

  • Golf tournaments
  • Sports teams
  • Individuals
  • Religious purposes
  • Partisan political activity
  • An event or activity sponsored by or promotes the use of alcohol or tobacco
  • Bricks and mortar capital or capital improvement projects
  • Each funding opportunity will also have specific eligibility requirements

Q: Are there things that Kaiser Permanente Colorado will not fund?

A: We will not consider funding for brick and mortar capital or capital improvement projects.

Q: If I have a current grant with Kaiser Permanente Colorado, can I apply for one of your open funding opportunities?

A: No, your current grant period must have come to an end. This includes submission of any final reports and evaluation data.

Q: How do I submit a proposal for a funding opportunity?

A: Applications are submitted via our online system. Details on how to submit is included in each open funding opportunity.

Q: Can I submit a grantfunding request that is not in response to an open funding opportunity?

A: No, we do not consider requests for grantfunding outside of our open funding opportunities.

Q: My organization is not a good fit for a funding opportunity. Can I apply for sponsorship of an event or conference support?

A: Yes, if you meet our eligibility requirements you may submit a request for sponsorship or conference support.

Q: What is the average size and duration of a Kaiser Permanente Colorado grant?

A: The size and duration of each grant will vary. On average, our grants range from one (1) to three (3) years.

Q: What are your deadlines for receipt of proposals?

A: Typically applications will be due two (2) months after a funding opportunity is announced.

Q: How long does it take for a grant to be approved?

A: Our grantmaking process includes multiple reviews and can average six to eight months from proposal submission to notification of awards. Each funding opportunity will outline the timeline from submission to notification of awards.

Q: Who can I contact if I have specific questions about the grants process?

A: Please email if you have technical questions about the grants process.

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