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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, access to care, and education. 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

Medical Center Local Grantmaking


The grant information below is for historical information only. Our 2016 application deadline was February 05, 2016.

Current Funding Priorities

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

  • Access to Care

    Health Care Access and Utilization, includes Oral Health

  • Chronic Conditions

    Chronic Conditions, includes Obesity/Overweight, Diabetes, and Cardiovascular Disease

  • Mental Health

    Mental Health, includes Substance Use

  • Economic Instability

    Economic Instability includes education attainment, poverty, basic needs, un/der-employment, and homelessness


To be eligible for a Kaiser Permanente Fontana 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
  • 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 Riverside County Service Area Community Health Needs Assessment
  • Provide services within the geographic boundaries of Kaiser Permanente Riverside County Service Area, which includes the communities of: Aguanga, Cathedral City, Corona, Desert Hot Springs, Hemet, Homeland, Indio, Jurupa Valley, Lake Elsinore, March Air Reserve Base, Mecca, Menifee, Murrieta, Norco, Neuvo, Palm Desert, Palm Springs, Perris, Riverside, Romoland, San Jacinto, Sun City, Temecula, Thermal, Wildomar, Winchester, Yucca Valley
  • Provide direct services to disadvantaged and/or underserved populations that address funding priorities identified in the Kaiser Permanente San Bernardino (Fontana & Ontario) Service Area Community Health Needs Assessment
  • Provide services within the geographic boundaries of Kaiser Permanente San Bernardino (Fontana & Ontario) Service Area, which includes the communities of: Angelus Oaks, Apple Valley, Banning, Beaumont, Big Bear City, Big Bear Lake, Bloomington, Calimesa, Cedar Glen, Cedarpines Park, Cherry Valley, Hesperia, Highland, Lake Arrowhead, Loma Linda, Lytle Creek, Mentone, Mountain View Acres, Muscoy, Patton, Phelan, Pinon Hills, Redlands, Rialto, Rimforest, Rubidoux, Running Springs, San Bernardino, Skyforest, Sugarloaf, Twin Peaks, Victorville, Wrightwood, Yucaipa, Chino, Chino Hills, Claremont, Diamond Bar, La Verne, Mira Loma, Montclair, Mt. Baldy, Ontario, Pomona, Rancho Cucamonga, San Antonio Heights, Upland

Funding Restrictions

Kaiser Permanente Fontana 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 sex, 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.

How to Apply

2016 Application Timeline

  • Applications must be submitted before 2:00pm on February 05, 2016
  • Kaiser Permanente will complete its inquiry reviews by the first week of March 2016.
  • Applicants invited to submit the full application will be notified by March 7, 2016.
  • For those organizations invited to submit the full application, the full application must be submitted on or before 2:00 pm on March 28, 2016.
  • Kaiser Permanente will announce grant awards in June 2016

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

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