Building Healthy Communities Is Our Mission

Kaiser Permanente's work in the community uniquely combines investments from our health plan as well as our hospitals and often includes medical expertise, health research, clinical programs, and volunteers.


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Total community investment

In charitable care and coverage

In grants, donations and services **

Students and adults reached through Educational Theatre

invested in 18 Thriving Schools * programs and activities

Physicians and employee volunteers

Back to School Boost for Children In Need

Kaiser Permanente Community Benefit provided a $10,000 grant to the nonprofit Family Giving Tree — and employees and physicians raised an additional $3,200 — to purchase backpacks and school supplies. Employee volunteers also worked to fill the backpacks with materials ranging from paper and pencils to scientific calculators for high-school students.


A team of Kaiser Permanente registered nurses decided to get in on the action by gathering more than 200 additional backpacks and dozens of boxes of school supplies for the Children’s Fund of San Mateo County, a nonprofit dedicated to helping low-income and foster children.

Combined Health Plan/Hospital total investment $28,658,359
We also make investments through our fund at the East Bay Community Foundation (EBCF):
* Made through or partially through EBCF
** Additional EBCF investments not reflected in this figure

Priority Health Needs

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Improve Access to Care

Provide programs that increase access to health care and coverage for low-income and uninsured people.

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Increase Healthy Eating and Active Living

Reduce consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages, improve access to fresh fruits and vegetables, and promote physical activity in schools and community-based settings. Increase access to and use of safe public recreational spaces. Educate and inspire children, teens, and adults to make healthier choices.

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Improve Access to Behavioral Health Services

Increase the use of preventive behavioral health programs; increase screening and treatment of stress and depression among low-income, at-risk youth and adults.