Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Medical Center 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, including Dental Care Services
Focus on programs that provide direct primary and specialty health care services, improve access to health insurance, and health care services for the uninsured and indigent.
- Need II: Access to Health Education, Disease Prevention and Chronic Care Management
Focus on programs that increase effective prevention and management of diabetes, obesity, and high blood pressure with an emphasis on reducing ethnic and geographic disparities among Hispanic and African Americans. Additionally, we focus on programs that promote prevention, medical care, and social services for individuals and families affected with HIV/AIDS.
- Need III: Access to Mental Health Programs and Intervention Services
Focus on programs that increase access to mental health counseling for low-income and uninsured individuals and expand the availability of programs and services targeted at preventing youth and family violence.
To be eligible for a Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Medical Center Community Benefit grant, an applicant organization (or fiscal agent), must have operations in California and be a local, state, or federal government agency operating for public purpose, or one of the following types of nonprofit 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 West Los Angeles Medical Center Community Health Needs Assessment
- Provide services within the geographic boundaries of Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Medical Center's service area, which includes the communities of Beverly Hills, Culver City, Inglewood, Malibu, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, the City of Los Angeles including, Baldwin Hills, Cheviot Hills, Crenshaw, Hyde Park, Jefferson Park, La Tijera, Ladera Heights, Leimert Park, Mar Vista, Mid City, Miracle Mile, Ocean Park, Pacific Palisades, Palms, Playa Del Rey, Rancho Park, Rimpau, University Park, Venice, Vermont Knolls, West Adams, Westlake, Westwood, Wilshire and unincorporated areas such as Ladera Heights, View Park, Westmont and Windsor Hills, California
- Address critical public health needs among vulnerable populations
- Have submitted progress and/or final reports for all previous grants
If you have any questions about Kaiser Permanente's grants program, please contact West Los Angeles Medical Center, Celia Brugman, Community Benefit Health Manager at
Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles 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
- 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, age, 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.
We generally do not provide grants for academic research, capital campaigns, event sponsorships (including community health fairs), or political campaigns.
Grant requests must be submitted on or before 5:00 PM on July 13, 2012. Grant requests will be reviewed only once during the 2012 calendar year by the grant review committee. The reviews will be completed by the end of September. Proposals may be forwarded to the committee if they meet funding criteria as outlined in this application, and if all necessary materials are included in the request.
Online Submission Process
We suggest that you review the Frequently Asked Questions before applying.
If you have already started a 2012 online grant application, please select Continue to proceed where you left off.
To start a new 2012 application for Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Medical Center Community Benefit grants program, select Apply Now.
Prior to submitting your online application, you will be able to review your grant application for completeness. Please note that once a grant application has been submitted, it cannot be edited or resubmitted.
All requests for information should be directed to West Los Angeles Medical Center, MC Celia Brugman, Community Benefit Health Manager at
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