Please Note: The grant information below is for historical information only. Our 2013 application deadline was March 4, 2013. Please visit our website in the fall for information about our 2014 grants.
Kaiser Permanente Kern County Medical Care Area provides grants to local nonprofit health and human service organizations that address the following needs among vulnerable populations:
Need I: Access to Health Insurance Coverage and Health Care Services.
- Provide access to health insurance and primary health care services, including specialty care, dental, and mental health for uninsured and underinsured individuals.
- Primary Target Population: The uninsured and/or underinsured.
Need II: Disproportionate Rates of Obesity, Overweight and Related Conditions.
- Increase consumption of healthy foods and beverages.
- Decrease calorie consumption.
- Increase physical activity.
- Primary Target Population: Low Income.
Need III: Improved Teen Birth Rate and Infant Mortality Rate.
- Decrease teen pregnancy rates in Kern County.
- Increase infant birth weight.
- Decrease infant mortality rates.
- Primary Target Population: Teens and Parents of Infants
To be eligible for a Kaiser Permanente Kern County 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 Kern County Medical Center Community Health Needs Assessment
- Provide services within the geographic boundaries of Kaiser Permanente Kern County Medical Center's service area, which includes the communities of Arvin, Bakersfield, Buttonwillow, Delano, Kernville, Lake Isabella, Lamont, McFarland, Oildale, Shafter, Taft, Tehachapi, Wasco and Wofford Heights, 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.
Kaiser Permanente Kern County Medical Care Area 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
Community Benefit grants will not be awarded for activities, events, or programs organized or solely sponsored by alcohol, tobacco, or pharmaceutical companies.
We do not provide grants for academic research, capital campaigns, event sponsorships (including community health fairs), or political campaigns.