Kaiser Permanente: National Grants

Kaiser Permanente

Grant amount: More than US $25,000

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Government Entity Nonprofit College / University

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Research, Applied Project / Program

Location of project: District of Columbia, Hawaii, Maryland, Virginia, Counties in California: Alameda County Expand all

Location of residency: United States

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For 70 years, we have shown our commitment to improving total community health through a variety of grants for charitable and community-based organizations.

National grants most often support policy, advocacy and technical assistance. We are particularly interested in having applicants discuss how their work in these areas includes the social determinants of health and addresses the elimination of health disparities and inequities. A limited number of grants are made for programs that serve multiple Kaiser Permanente regions and/or have a national impact on health and health policy.

Funding Priority Areas

Community Health Initiatives 

We support innovative efforts to increase nutritious foods, physical activity, economic vitality, safety and wellness in local schools, workplaces and neighborhoods.

Thematic Focus Areas - Kaiser Permanente’s Community Health Initiatives focuses on the key health needs like:

  • Healthy Eating
  • Active Living
  • Community Safety
  • Economic Vitality
  • Violence Prevention
  • Mental Health
  • Social & Emotional Wellness
  • Maternal & Childhood Health

Strategies & Outcomes - We envision communities where all people can eat healthfully, live actively and be empowered to proactively seek health in their own lives and to make health-promoting changes in their neighborhoods. We engage the clinical, social, economic, environmental and other levers that exist outside our health care delivery system to influence health.

Safety Net Partnerships 

Kaiser Permanente is committed to building partnerships with the institutions that serve on the front lines of health care for the uninsured and underserved. By providing support to community health centers, public hospitals, local health departments and school health centers, Kaiser Permanente helps these safety net institutions deliver care to many low-income and marginalized communities.

Subsidized Care and Coverage 

We believe that everyone deserves access to high-quality, affordable health care. Improving health care access for those with limited incomes and resources is fundamental to our mission.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Kaiser Permanente’s national philanthropy program supports charitable organizations and projects that are:
    • Active in at least two of Kaiser Permanente’s eight regions
    • Able to demonstrate impact in our Funding Priority Areas
  • Kaiser Permanente considers funding for nonprofit organizations, local government-sponsored projects and educational institutions, with some exceptions.
  • In addition to 501(c)(3) organizations, the following types of organizations also are eligible to receive charitable contributions:
    • War veterans’ organizations, including post, auxiliaries, trusts or foundations with 501(c) (19) designations 
    • Certain domestic fraternal societies, orders and associations with 501(c)(8) or 501(c)(10) designations
    • Local, state or federal government agencies
  • An organization apply for more than one grant within the same calendar year if work encompasses multiple Funding Priority Areas.
  • Occasionally, Kaiser Permanente’s funding of disease-specific organizations focuses on prevention, outreach to underserved populations and education.
  • Organizations applying for funding should be prepared to demonstrate that they do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, national origin, age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, handicap, disability, medical condition or veteran status, either in their employment or their service policies and practices.


  • Programs, Activities and Organizations Not Considered for Funding :
    • Charity golf tournaments
    • Sports teams, including youth/amateur sports teams
    • Individuals
    • Religious organizations for religious purposes
    • Partisan political activity
    • Events or activities sponsored by alcohol or tobacco corporations
    • Organizations that promote the use of alcohol or tobacco
  • An Organization cannot apply for more than one priority area in the same grant request.
    • We ask that applicants choose the funding priority that best suits your request.
    • If the project or your organization encompasses two or more funding priorities, Kaiser Permanente staff will oversee the due diligence process for analysis by the appropriate internal reviewers.

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