1. Baldwin Park Med Ctr Img

Medical Center Description

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.

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Medical Center Local Grantmaking


The grant information below is for historical information only. Our 2014 application deadline was March 06, 2014. Visit this page in the fall for information about our upcoming grants.

Current Funding Priorities

Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park Medical Center provides grants to local nonprofit health and human service organizations that address the following needs among vulnerable populations:

  • Improve Access to Primary and Specialty Health Care for the Uninsured and Underinsured

    Associated health needs include general cancer, mental health, oral health, and vision.

  • Improve Access to Programs & Services Focusing on the Reducing Overweight Conditions & Management of Chronic Diseases

    Including Diabetes, Hypertension, and Cardiovascular Disease Associated health needs include cardiovascular disease, diabetes and hypertension.

  • Awareness of Resources and Family and Social Support

    Associated health needs include alcohol and substance abuse and intentional injury.

  • Address Broader Health Care Delivery System Needs

    Kaiser Foundation Hospitals have identified significant needs in addition to those identified above through the CHNA process.  In particular, Kaiser Foundation Hospitals has identified health care workforce shortages and access to and availability of robust public health and clinical care data and research as significant needs of the overall health care system.  As part of an integrated health care delivery system, Kaiser Foundation Hospitals are committed to addressing these needs.


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 a local, state, or federal government agency operating for public purpose, or 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
  • 501 (c)(19)
  • 501 (c)(8) or 501 (c)(10) operating under a lodge system and only if used solely for charitable purposes and serving the general community
  • A local, state, or federal government agency, including any of its subdivisions that perform substantial governmental functions

In addition, organizations must:

  • Provide direct services to disadvantaged and/or underserved populations that address funding priorities identified in the Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park Service Area Community Health Needs Assessment
  • Provide services 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, Pico Rivera, Rosemead, Rowland Heights, San Dimas, San Gabriel, South El Monte, Valinda, Walnut, West Covina

Funding Restrictions

Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park Medical Center Community Benefit will generally not consider funding requests from international, social, 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 purposes to other organizations

Kaiser Permanente will not consider requests from organizations that discriminate on the basis of race,color, national origin, religion, 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.

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

How to Apply

2014 Application Timeline

  • Inquiries must be submitted on or before 2:00 pm on March 06, 2014
  • Kaiser Permanente will complete its inquiry reviews by March 14, 2014.
  • Applicants invited to submit the full application will be notified by March 18, 2014.
  • For those organizations invited to submit the full application, the full application must be submitted on or before 4:00 pm on April 18, 2014.
  • Kaiser Permanente will announce grant awards in May 2014.

NOTE: Only one application will be accepted per organization per cycle.

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