1. Baldwin Park Med Ctr Img

Community Benefit is central to our mission. We believe good health is a fundamental aspiration of all people. We recognize that promotion of good health extends beyond the doctor’s office and the hospital. Like our approach to medicine, our work in the community takes a prevention-focused, evidence-based approach. To be healthy, people need access to care including access to healthy and nutritious food in their neighborhood, safe parks, walking paths, and playgrounds, improved school meal nutrition and increased opportunities for physical activity. Good health for the entire community also requires a focus on social and economic well-being.

We focus our work on three broad areas:

  • Providing access to high-quality care for low-income, underserved people
  • Creating safe, healthy communities and environments where people live, work, and play
  • Sharing medical expertise and disseminating health related resources and sharing it widely with community based organizations, schools, cities, leagues, etc. 

Across these areas, we work to inspire and support people to be healthier in all aspects of their lives, and build stronger, healthier communities.

In pursuit of our mission we go beyond traditional corporate philanthropy and grant-making to leverage our internal resources with our physician expertise, clinical practices, health education expertise, and technical assistance. In addition to dedicating resources through Community Benefit, we also leverage substantial additional assets that improve community health, including our workforce volunteerism.

For many years, we have worked collaboratively with other organizations to address serious public health issues such as obesity and access to care. We have conducted Community Health Needs Assessments (CHNA) to better understand each community’s unique needs and resources. The CHNA process informs our community investments and helps us develop strategies aimed at making long-term, sustainable change—and it allows us to deepen the strong relationships we have with other organizations that are working to improve community health.

Grantmaking is currently closed

Baldwin Park Medical Center Grants Program

Note

The grant information below is for historical information only. Our 2017 application deadline was March 15, 2017.

Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park Medical Center provides grants to local nonprofit health and human service organizations, cities, and schools that address the priority health needs of the local community. The current funding priorities, funding timeline, and guidelines on how to apply are provided below.

If you would like to apply for Grant or Sponsorship Funding for a broader service area in Southern California or Nationally, visit this site for more information and to apply.

If you would like to apply for a local event sponsorship, such as: special fund raising events (luncheons, recognition dinners); conferences; symposia; public policy briefings; and health education forums; visit this site for more information and to apply.

Current Grant Funding Priorities

Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park is currently focused on supporting the following health needs and related strategic priorities. Reviewing this area will help to ensure that your proposed grant project is aligned with these priorities.

  • Access to Health Care

    • Increase coverage and access to comprehensive, quality health care services for low income and uninsured populations. Support will be considered for a) targeted outreach, enrollment, and retention efforts and programs to increase access to health care coverage, particularly among communities of color and immigrant populations, where disparities in both access to care and health care coverage is greatest and b) the provision of high quality healthcare (including preventive services and specialty care) for underserved populations.
    • Enhance individuals' utilization of the community based health delivery system. Support will be considered for programs that reduce barriers to access to care by providing language interpretation, transportation, non-traditional access points, and/or other supportive services.
    • Improve the capacity of healthcare systems to provide high quality healthcare services, including the social and non-medical needs of their patients. Support will be considered for infrastructure improvements and programs that can support the integration of clinical care with mental/behavioral health, oral health, vision and other health services.
  • Economic Security

    • Prevent displacement and homelessness. Support will be considered for efforts and programs that increase access to permanent housing with supportive services for homeless individuals and families to help them maintain stability and self-sufficiency.
    • Improve educational attainment and employment opportunities for individuals to gain better access to health care. Support will be considered for efforts and programs that increase economic security for individuals and families by expanding opportunities for employment and education. 
    • Reduce food insecurity in the community. Support will be considered for a) local governments, schools and/or community- based organizations to enroll community members into available food programs, most importantly CalFresh and the Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) and b) promoting the use of CalFresh and WIC benefits at farmer's markets for purchasing fresh fruits and vegetables.
  • Mental and Behavioral Health

    • Improve the knowledge, capacity and infrastructure of health care, organizations and communities to address mental and behavioral health. Support will be considered for a) programs that enable the practice of regular physical activity where people work, live and play to prevent or limit depression and anxiety b) school and youth development programs in learning about and addressing mental and behavioral health, including suicide prevention and trauma-informed care, and c) prevention efforts and programs to increase community awareness and educate youth and adults about the dangers of alcohol abuse, substance abuse, and tobacco use. 
    • Promote positive mental health by fostering community cohesion and social and emotional support.  Support will be considered for a) adoption of evidence-based and promising family and youth development programs, such as the provision of trauma-informed care, conflict resolution programs, and mentoring programs that focus on keeping youth positively engaged in school and the community and b) policies and/or programs that increase diversion from incarceration for low-level offenses among youth and adults, particularly those that result from substance abuse or mental health needs.
  • Obesity, Overweight and/or Diabetes (including Healthy Eating Active Living)

    • Improve access to opportunities for physical activity and healthy foods in the community. Support will be considered for a) new and improved policies and/or programs that support active transportation and physical activity (e.g. safe pedestrian bicycle routes and violence prevention initiatives that create safe schools and communities) b) programs and/or policies that prioritize underserved neighborhoods for park investments and encourage communities to use parks to their full potential c) local governments, schools and/or community- based organizations to enroll community members into available food programs, most importantly CalFresh and the Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), and d)  promote the use of CalFresh and WIC benefits at farmer's markets for purchasing fresh fruits and vegetables.
    • Improve linkages between health care services and community-level services. Support will be considered for programs that support and improve referral of patients to evidence-based health promotion programs that teach self-management and empowerment techniques for chronic disease (obesity, diabetes, and/or heart disease) management and prevention.

Applicant Eligibility

To be eligible for a Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park Medical Center Community Benefit grant, an applicant organization (or fiscal agent), must have operations in California and be one of the following types of nonprofit organizations:

  • 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt organization with a 509 (a) designation indicating that the organization is not a private foundation
  • Public school or public entity, including local, state or federal government agency, including any of its subdivisions that perform substantial government functions.

In addition, organizations must:

  • Provide direct services and/or programs for disadvantaged and/or underserved populations that address the funding priorities identified above.
  • Provide services and/or programs within the geographic boundaries of Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park Service Area, which includes the communities of: Azusa, Baldwin Park, Covina, Diamond Bar, El Monte, Glendora, Hacienda Heights, Irwindale, Industry, La Puente, La Verne, Montebello, Monterey Park, Pomona, Rosemead, Rowland Heights, San Dimas, San Gabriel, South El Monte, Temple City, Valinda, Walnut, and West Covina

Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park Medical Center Community Benefit does not consider funding requests from international, social, recreational clubs, or for the following:

  • Sports teams and tournaments (e.g., golf tournaments, tennis events, walks, and runs)
  • Individuals
  • Religious purposes
  • Partisan political activities
  • Endowments or memorials
  • Re-granting purposes to other organizations

Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park Medical Center will not consider requests from organizations that discriminate on the basis of gender, age, economic status, educational background, race, color, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, or marital status in your programs, services, policies and administration. In addition, Community Benefit grants will not be awarded for activities, events, or programs organized or solely sponsored by alcohol, tobacco, pharmaceutical companies, or companies that produce firearms.

We generally do not provide grants for academic research, capital campaigns, event sponsorships (including community health fairs), or political campaigns.

Grant Award Parameters and Considerations

Grants are provided on a one year basis and range from $5,000 to $25,000. Due to limited resources, requests are typically funded in the range of $5,000 to $15,000. All requests should align strongly with funding priority areas and should only include support for specific health projects/programs that will produce a measurable impact. If funded, all grantees will be required to provide a mid-year progress report no later than December 29, 2017. A progress report form will be provided to all grantees and the report must be submitted electronically via our grants management website.

Funding Timeline

  • Applications must be submitted before 2:00pm on March 15, 2017
  • Kaiser Permanente will announce grant awards by June 2017

NOTE: Only one (1) application will be accepted per organization per cycle

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