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 Panorama City & Antelope Valley Medical Center Areas provide grants to local nonprofit health and human service organizations that address one or more of the following needs among vulnerable populations.
- Need I: Access to health care and health insurance.
Focus on providing access to health insurance and primary health care services, including prenatal care, specialty care, dental, and mental health for uninsured and underinsured individuals.
- Need II: Chronic disease prevention, education, and management.
Focus on improving education, prevention, early detection, and treatment of chronic diseases with an emphasis on cardiovascular disease, diabetes, hypertension, and cholesterol.
- Need III: Obesity and overweight prevention and reduction. Programs that
Focus on initiatives and partnerships that promote healthy eating and active living to combat increased obesity rates through medical, environmental, and social changes.
To be eligible for a Kaiser Permanente Panorama City Medical Center Area 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 Panorama City Medical Center Community Health Needs Assessment
- Provide services within the geographic boundaries of Kaiser Permanente Panorama City & Antelope Valley Medical Center Area’s service area, which includes the communities of the Eastern San Fernando Valley, Santa Clarita Valley, and Antelope Valley, specifically; Arleta, Lakeview Terrace, Mission Hills, North Hills, North Hollywood, Northridge, Pacoima, Panorama City, San Fernando, Sepulveda, Sherman Oaks, Sunland, Sun Valley, Sylmar, Toluca Lake, Tujunga, and Van Nuys in the East San Fernando Valley, Canyon Country, Castaic, Newhall, Santa Clarita, Saugus, Stevenson Ranch, Val Verde, and Valencia in the Santa Clarita Valley and Acton, Lake Hughes, Lancaster, Little Rock, Llano, Palmdale, and Pearblossom in the Antelope Valley, 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.
Kaiser Permanente Panorama City Medical Center 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
- Re-granting purposes to other organizations
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.
Following is the time line for applications:
- Inquiries must be submitted on or before 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 12, 2014.
- Kaiser Permanente will complete its inquiry reviews by Wednesday, March 26, 2014.
- Applicants invited to submit the full application will be notified by Thursday, March 27, 2014.
- For those organizations invited to submit the full application, the full application must be submitted on or before 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 16, 2014.
- Kaiser Permanente will announce grant awards in June 2014.
Only one application will be accepted per organization per cycle.
Kaiser Permanente Panorama City & Antelope Valley Medical Center Areas will accept funding requests for a one year grant period from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2014. Grant requests are up to $30,000.
Due to limited resources, requests are typically funded in the range of $5,000 to $20,000. Larger grant requests require a very strong objective and larger impact to the community.
All submitted grant requests should not be the sole funding source for the proposed program. Grant applicants must submit proposals for new or current programs with a mix of funding/revenue sources to ensure program delivery and sustainability regardless of Kaiser Permanente Panorama City & Antelope Valley Medical Center’s funding support.
Online Submission Process
We suggest that you review the Kaiser Permanente Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) before applying.
If you have already started a 2014 online grant inquiry, please select “continue” to proceed where you left off.
To start a new 2014 online grant inquiry for Kaiser Permanente Panorama City & Antelope Valley Medical Center Areas Community Benefit grants program, select “Apply now.”
Prior to submitting your online application you will be able to review your grant inquiry to make sure it’s complete and accurate. Please note that once an inquiry has been submitted, it cannot be edited or resubmitted.
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