Note: Kaiser Permanente Fontana and Ontario Medical Centers are no longer accepting letters of inquiry for grant funding in 2013. Please visit this website in November/December 2013 for more information to apply for 2014. Thank you for your interest in the grants program. If you have any questions about Kaiser Permanente Fontana and Ontario Medical Center's grants program or would like to be placed on an email list to receive more information on the grant program in the future, please send an email to:
As the nation's largest nonprofit, integrated health care system, Kaiser Permanente seeks to make positive contributions to health and wellness in the community as part of our social mission. Kaiser Permanente addresses needs and priorities identified locally which affect overall community health and the health care system. This is accomplished, in part, by supporting partnerships with community-based organizations through our community grants program. Kaiser Permanente Fontana and Ontario Medical Center’s Community Benefit Grants Program provides opportunities to respond to grant requests from nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and government-sponsored projects whose work aligns with our key funding priorities.
An online grant inquiry is the first step in the process of applying for a grant, followed by a full application only upon invitation from the Community Benefit Grants Program. Please review these guidelines carefully to assess the potential fit between your organization’s mission and Kaiser Permanente’s funding priority needs prior to submitting an online inquiry.
This grant inquiry is for grant cycle 2013-2014 with a grant period of one year. A grant inquiry can be submitted for any amount ranging from a minimum of $5,000 to a maximum of $25,000.
Needs Assessment Funding Priority
Kaiser Permanente Fontana and Ontario Medical Centers provide grants to local nonprofit health and human service organizations that address one of the following needs among vulnerable populations
Need I: Increase Access to Health Insurance Coverage and Health Care Services Service
- Provide primary care, dental, basic outpatient counseling
- Focus on the prevention, detection, education, self-care management of health conditions for one or more of the following: hypertension, diabetes, asthma, breast cancer, cervical cancer, and/or colorectal cancer.
Need II: Reduce and Prevent Obesity and Overweight
- Increase healthy eating and active living
Need III: Improve Social Determinants of Health
- Address food security,
- Provide basic needs (e.g., hygiene items, food, assistance to prevent homelessness), and/or
- Enhance job skills development
Sample Goals and Strategies for Funding Priorities (PDF)
To be eligible for a Kaiser Permanente Fontana and Ontario Medical Center Community Benefit grant, an applicant organization (or fiscal agent), must currently operate as one of the following types of 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 Fontana and Ontario Medical Center Community Health Needs Assessment
- Provide services within the geographic boundaries of Kaiser Permanente Fontana and Ontario Medical Center's service area, which includes the communities of Apple Valley, Banning, Beaumont, Big Bear, Bloomington, Calimesa, Cherry Valley, Colton, Crestline, Diamond Bar, Fontana, Glen Avon, Grand Terrace, Hesperia, Highland, Lake Arrowhead, Mountain View Acres, Muscoy, Redlands, Rialto, Rubidoux, Running Springs, San Bernardino, Victorville, Wrightwood, and Yucaipa Chino, Chino Hills, Claremont, Diamond Bar, La Verne, Montclair, Ontario, Pomona, Rancho Cucamonga, San Antonio Heights, and Upland, California
- Must be in “Good Standing” by submitting all required documents, progress (if required), and/or final reports in a timely manner for all previous grants. (Refer to previous grant documents to confirm deadlines). Organizations with overdue documents, progress, and/or final reports will be deemed non-responsive and are not eligible to apply.
If you have any questions about Kaiser Permanente's grants program, please contact us at
Kaiser Permanente Fontana and Ontario Medical Center Community Benefit 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)
- Religious purposes
- Partisan political activities
- Endowments or memorials
- Capital building
- Core operating support (except for community clinics)
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.
Grant Inquiry and Full Application Deadlines
Following is the time line for applications:
- Grant inquiries must be submitted on or before 4:00 p.m. on Monday, January 7, 2013.
- Please note date change: Applicants invited to submit the full application will be notified by Friday, February 22, 2013
- For those organizations invited to submit the full application, the full application must be submitted on or before 4:00 p.m. on Friday, April 26, 2013
- Grant awards announced in June-July 2013.
Only one application accepted per organization, per cycle.
Online Submission Process
We suggest that you review the Frequently Asked Questions (PDF) before applying.
If you have already started your 2013 online grant application, please select Continue to proceed where you left off.
All requests for information should be directed to
Every attempt will be made to respond to your questions. However, it is possible that some questions may not receive a response.
Note: If you forget your account password, please follow the onscreen instructions from the account log-in page to retrieve your password. If this method does not work, please send an e-mail to
with "Fontana and Ontario Medical Center Online Application Password Reset" in the subject line to reset your password.