To be eligible for a Community Benefit grant, an applicant organization (or fiscal agent) must have operations in California, provide programs to vulnerable populations, and be one of the following types of nonprofit organizations:
- 501 (c)(3) with 509(a) designation as a non-private foundation
- 501 (c)(19)
- 501 (c)(8) or 501 (c)(10) if used solely for charitable purposes and serving the general community
- Public school or public entity, including local, state or federal government agency
Kaiser Permanente Southern California Region 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
- 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, gender identity, gender expression, age, economic status, educational background, 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.
A local grant supports an organization in one specific area, such as Los Angeles. These grants are administered by Kaiser Permanente's local Community Benefit programs throughout Southern California.
For more information on a local Community Benefit grant or sponsorship for a program in one service area, please visit the Community Benefit site for your local area.
The majority of our regional grantmaking is initiated by Kaiser Permanente to address identified community needs. If your organization is seeking a grant for a program that fits within our current funding priorities, please submit an online grant inquiry. Please understand that our thoughtful and extensive review process can take four to six months to complete.
If you have already started an online grant application, please select Continue to proceed where you left off.
To start a new online grant inquiry application for Kaiser Permanente Southern California Community Benefit grants program, select Apply Now.
Kaiser Permanente also has a national grantmaking program for nonprofits with a wider geographic scope.
For more information about our national philanthropic program, visit our National Grants page.