South Bay Grants Program
Our local grants program supports programs and organizations that are working to address the health needs of our most vulnerable residents.
Through partnerships with community organizations and government entities, Kaiser Permanente strives to benefit the community by addressing issues and concerns that affect overall community health. These partnerships are built on the sharing of knowledge and resources between Kaiser Permanente and health-related community service organizations. Kaiser Permanente brings a variety of resources to these partnerships: cash grants to support community activities, volunteers, and in-kind donations.
Kaiser Permanente South Bay has identified priority health and social needs that impact the lives of vulnerable populations through a community needs assessment that is conducted every three years. These priorities provide the basis for the Kaiser Permanente South Bay Community Benefit Program and guide the distribution of contributions to the community.
Kaiser Permanente identified the following priority needs in Santa Clara County for 2014:
1. Healthy Eating/Active Living
- Increase knowledge and skills about healthy eating among children, youth and adults
- Increase access to healthy foods
- Increase motivation and access to physical activity among children, youth and adults
- Increase healthy eating and physical activity among children, youth and adults
2. Behavioral Health (Mental Health and/or Substance Abuse)
- Improve self‐care and coping skills to manage stress and depression among youth and adults
- Increase family functioning, especially the practice of positive parenting
- Reduce alcohol and drug use among South Bay youth
- Increase access to trauma‐informed mental health care
- Improve self‐care and coping with stress among youth without the use of violence
- Improve healthy relationships between family members in terms of engagement and connection
- Create safe environments where children go to school and people live and work
4. Access to Health Care Services
- Increase access to health care services for low-income and uninsured individuals
We are now soliciting electronic applications for our 2014 South Bay Community Benefit Grants Program. We will consider requests from organizations that serve underserved populations in the South Bay, with the exception of Palo Alto, which is within the Kaiser Permanente San Mateo hospital area.
Application Process and Timeline
Our 2014 grants application process is now closed. The 2015-2016 grant cycle will open in Spring 2015. If you wish to be notified by email of future funding opportunities, please contact us at SouthBayGrants@kp.org.
To view a presentation about the 2014-2017 grant giving priorities, please click here.
To see which grants were approved in 2013, you can download the 2013 Annual Report document.
Last updated on 10/14/2014.