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 Thriving Schools programs and activities *

Physicians and employee volunteers

Examples of the Difference We Make

The Health Education Council received a $1 million HEAL Zone grant which focused on increasing access to healthy food and opportunities for physical activity in the Valley Hi community. Improvements included installing hydration stations at regional transit stations, expanding Safe Routes to School, establishing walking clubs and fitness programs and providing nutrition education at farmer’s markets.


WEAVE, Inc. received a $35,000 grant for its domestic violence assistance project, to ensure family violence victims have access to crisis intervention services. WEAVE provided safe shelter, case management, a support hotline, and walk-in services.

Combined Health Plan/Hospital total investment $106,062,252
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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Access to Health Care

Provide programs for low-income and uninsured people; support local community clinics and organizations that help patients access culturally sensitive assistance and care-coordination.

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Increase Healthy Eating and Active Living

Provide education and increase access to healthy foods and physical activity in schools and community settings that reach a broad sector of the community.

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Improve Individual, Family and Community Safety

Support community or faith-based organizations that work to build safe neighborhoods and promote community engagement and activities that increase safety. Support youth engagement programs that provide interpersonal violence and/or family support services.