Please Note: The grant information below is for historical information only. Our 2014 application deadline was February 14, 2014. Please visit our website in the winter for information about our 2015 grants.
An online grant inquiry is the first step in the process of applying for a grant. If you meet all the necessary criteria, the Kaiser Permanente Community Benefit Grants Program will invite you to submit a full application. Prior to submitting your grant inquiry, please review these guidelines carefully to make sure your mission matches Kaiser Permanente’s funding priority needs.
Needs Assessment Funding Priority
Kaiser Permanente Fontana and Ontario Medical Centers provide grants to local nonprofit health and human service organizations that address one or more of the following needs among vulnerable populations.
- Need I: Health Care Access and Utilization, includes Oral Health
- Need II: Chronic Conditions, includes Obesity/Overweight, Diabetes, and Cardiovascular Disease
- Need III: Mental Health, includes Substance Use
- Need IV: Economic Instability includes education attainment, poverty, basic needs, un/der-employment, and homelessness
Background data and findings for the above selected priority needs can be found on the Kaiser Permanente Fontana and Ontario Medical Center Community Health Needs Assessment.
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.
- Provide services within the geographic boundaries of Kaiser Permanente Fontana and Ontario Medical Center's 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, Colton, Crestline, Crest Park, Diamond Bar, Fawnskin, Fontana, Forest Falls, Glen Avon, Grand Terrace, Green 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, and Upland, California
- Remain 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
Grant size ranges from $5,000-$25,000.
Following is the time line for applications:
- Inquiries must be submitted on or before 2:00 p.m. on February 14, 2014.
- Kaiser Permanente will complete its inquiry reviews by March 5, 2014.
- Applicants invited to submit the full application will be notified by March 7, 2014.
- For those organizations invited to submit the full application, the full application must be submitted on or before 2:00 p.m. on March 28, 2014.
- Kaiser Permanente will announce grant awards in May/June 2014.
Only one application will be accepted per organization per cycle per funding priority need.