1. West LA Med Ctr Img

Medical Center Description

Kaiser West Los Angeles (KP-West LA) Medical Center is a 305 licensed–bed hospital offering comprehensive services including primary care and specialty services. KP-West LA serves 189,013 members and has a staff of 2,916 employees and more than 517 physicians. Four outlying medical offices, two retail Vision Service offices and a Health Education Center expand its services throughout the West Los Angeles area—in Playa Vista, Culver Marina, Inglewood and South LA.

KP West LA includes the following award-winning Centers of Expertise:

  • Minimally Invasive Surgical Center
  • Congestive Heart Failure Program
  • Brachial Plexus Clinic
  • Regional Craniofacial Team
  • Sickle Cell Medical Care Program

Centers of expertise are programs and surgical centers that rely on a multi-disciplinary team of specialists to treat specific illnesses. KP West LA Centers of Expertise pioneer treatments and offer patients the most innovative surgical procedures available to help them achieve better than expected outcomes.

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Medical Center Local Grantmaking


The grant information below is for historical information only. Our 2015 application deadline was April 14, 2015.

Grant application period will begin on March 24, 2015. 

Kaiser Permanente works to strengthen the connection between where people get care and the communities in which they live. Creating healthy communities is central to our mission and critical to individual health and wellness. In Southern California alone, we've invested more than $634 million to help make this happen. At the Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Medical Center, contributions to various Community Benefit Programs totaled $26,342,786 in 2013, and this great level of work continues into 2014-2015.

The majority of this funding supports Care and Coverage programs, which provide medical services to community members in need through Medical Financial Assistance (temporary financial assistance for qualifying patients who need help paying for care or medication at KP facilities) Medi-Cal shortfalls and other services. By expanding access to health care through our work with hundreds of community partners, we can help build healthier communities.

Current Funding Priorities

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

  • Chronic disease prevention and management.

    Direct services and programs that focus on the prevention and management of obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease (including hypertension and cholesterol), and asthma. Special consideration will be given to evidence-based/informed programs that provide comprehensive services to address multiple drivers impacting underserved and at-risk populations. Priority will be given to organizations that integrate existing initiatives to reduce ethnic and geographic disparities, establish formal partnerships, and demonstrate reliable access to target populations.

  • Access to mental health and intervention programs.

    Direct services and programs that focus on youth well-being and the prevention of alcohol and substance abuse, violence, and homelessness. Special consideration will be given to programs offering free or low-cost mental health services to linguistically isolated and homeless populations. Additionally, special consideration will be given to programs that support emotional well-being of at risk-youth by offering alternatives to substance abuse and violence, including but not limited to paths for career development and job training.

  • Access to health care, diagnostic and preventive services with emphasis on HIV-AIDS, chlamydia and cancer.

    Direct services and programs providing clinical care and diagnostic services for the un/underinsured and at-risk populations. Special consideration will be given to programs offering free or low-cost cancer screenings, HIV-AIDS and chlamydia testing and services. Additionally, special consideration will be given to programs that focus on removing barriers to care and linking at-risk clients to medical homes.


To be eligible for a Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles 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 West Los Angeles Service Area Community Health Needs Assessment
  • Provide services within the geographic boundaries of Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Service Area, which includes the communities of: Beverly Hills, Culver City, El Segundo, Inglewood, Malibu, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, City of Los Angeles (including the communities of Baldwin Hills, Cheviot Hills, Crenshaw, Hyde Park, Jefferson Park, La Tijera, Leimert Park, Mar Vista, Mid City, Miracle Mile, Ocean Park, Pacific Palisades, Palms, Playa Del Rey, Rancho Park, Rimpau, University Park, Venice, Vermont Knolls, West Adams, Westchester, Westwood, Wilshire, and unincorporated areas such as, Ladera Heights, Lennox, Marina del Rey, View Park, Westmont and Windsor Hills, among others)

Funding Restrictions

Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles 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

2015 Application Timeline

  • Applications must be submitted before 2:00pm on April 14, 2015
  • Kaiser Permanente will complete its inquiry reviews by June 29, 2015.
  • Kaiser Permanente will announce grant awards in September 2015

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

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