KP Southern California Regional Grants Program

Kaiser Permanente

Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Indigenous Group Government Entity College / University Nonprofit Elementary / Secondary School

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, General Operating Expense, Applied Project / Program

Location of project: Counties in California: Kern County, Los Angeles County, Orange County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County Expand all

Location of residency: Counties in California: Kern County, Los Angeles County, Orange County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County Expand all

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The Kaiser Permanente Southern California Region Grants Program provides support to nonprofit organizations, government entities, and academic institutions in Kaiser Permanente service areas throughout Southern California, to improve the health of our communities and eliminate health disparities.

Kaiser Permanente Southern California principally awards grants and sponsorships to organizations that operate within our 14 service areas: 

  • Anaheim
  • Baldwin Park
  • Downey
  • Irvine
  • Kern County
  • Los Angeles
  • Panorama City & Antelope Valley
  • Riverside County
  • San Bernardino (Fontana & Ontario)
  • San Diego
  • South Bay
  • West Los Angeles
  • Woodland Hills


  • This opportunity is appropriate for: 
    • Requests over $25,000 serving one or more service areas, or
    • Requests under $25,000 serving more than one service area.
  • For requests under $25,000, if the project for which you will be requesting funding does NOT cross more than one service, apply directly the medical center in that service area.

Areas of Focus

Safety Net Partnerships

These partnerships are dedicated to increasing the capacity of community partners to provide access to coordinated, quality care that improves patient and population health. Areas of focus include:

  • access to primary care,
  • preventative and clinical services,
  • chronic disease management,
  • quality improvement,
  • access to specialty care,
  • mental health and oral health services,
  • homeless health care,
  • capacity building and core operating support.

Community Health Initiatives

Focused on transforming communities into environments that promote healthy eating and active living, these initiatives support individuals, particularly those who are low income and underserved, in making healthy lifestyle choices and preventing disease. Areas of focus include:

  • policy and environmental change advocacy,
  • food security,
  • smart growth/land use,
  • multi-sector coalitions,
  • parks and recreation,
  • school wellness,
  • worksite wellness,
  • health promotion and prevention programs.

Develop and Disseminate Knowledge

These efforts strive to educate current and future health care professionals and inform policy makers on pressing community health needs and issues. Areas of focus include:

  • training programs,
  • workforce diversity and pipeline programs,
  • workforce training programs,
  • public policy development and advocacy,
  • health awareness,
  • social justice, and
  • civic engagement.

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


  • Kaiser Permanente considers funding for 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, local government-sponsored projects and educational institutions, with some exceptions.
  • Your organization (or your fiscal agent) must have operations in Southern California.


  • The Kaiser Permanente Community Benefit Grants Program will generally not consider funding requests from international, social, or recreational clubs, or for the following:
    • Sports teams and tournaments (e.g., golf, tennis, walks, and runs)
    • Individuals
    • Religious purposes
    • Partisan political activities
    • Endowments or memorials
    • Re-granting or re-gifting purposes to other organizations
  • Kaiser Permanente will not consider requests from organizations that discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex/gender, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, or veteran status in their programs, services, policies, hiring practices, and administration. In addition, Community Benefit grants will not be awarded for activities, events, or programs organized or solely sponsored by alcohol, tobacco, or pharmaceutical companies.

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