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 West Los Angeles Medical Center provides grants to local nonprofit health and human service organizations that address one or more of the following needs among vulnerable populations.
- Need I: Chronic disease prevention and management. Direct services and programs that focus on the prevention and management of obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease (including hypertension and cholesterol), and asthma. Special consideration will be given to evidence-based/informed programs that provide comprehensive services to address multiple drivers impacting underserved and at-risk populations. Priority will be given to organizations that integrate existing initiatives to reduce ethnic and geographic disparities, establish formal partnerships, and demonstrate reliable access to target populations.
- Need II: Access to mental health and intervention programs. Direct services and programs that focus on youth well-being and the prevention of alcohol and substance abuse, violence, and homelessness. Special consideration will be given to programs offering free or low-cost mental health services to linguistically isolated and homeless populations. Additionally, special consideration will be given to programs that support emotional well-being of at risk-youth by offering alternatives to substance abuse and violence, including but not limited to paths for career development and job training.
- Need III: Access to health care, diagnostic and preventive services with emphasis on HIV-AIDS, chlamydia and cancer. Direct services and programs providing clinical care and diagnostic services for the un/underinsured and at-risk populations. Special consideration will be given to programs offering free or low-cost cancer screenings, HIV-AIDS and chlamydia testing and services. Additionally, special consideration will be given to programs that focus on removing barriers to care and linking at-risk clients to medical homes.
To be eligible for a Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles 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 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 cities of Beverly Hills, Culver City, El Segundo, Inglewood, Malibu, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, the City of Los Angeles including the communities of Baldwin Hills, Cheviot Hills, Crenshaw, Hyde Park, Jefferson Park, La Tijera, 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, Westchester, Westwood, Wilshire, and unincorporated areas such as, Ladera Heights, Lennox, Marina del Rey, View Park, Westmont and Windsor Hills, among others.
- 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.
Note: Due to the high volume of grant requests received, we are only able to respond to inquiries NOT addressed in this application and read the Kaiser Permanente Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's).
If after carefully reviewing this information you find that your question has not been addressed, please send an email to Celia Brugman, Community Benefit Manager, at
with a subject line: Grant Question.
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
- 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
Following is the time line for applications:
- Inquiries must be submitted on or before 2:00 p.m. on Friday April 18th, 2014.
- Kaiser Permanente will complete its inquiry reviews by May 21, 2014.
- Applicants invited to submit the full application will be notified by May 23, 2014.
- For those organizations invited to submit the full application, the full application must be submitted on or before 2:00 p.m. on June 10, 2014.
- Kaiser Permanente will announce grant awards in August 2014.
Only one application will be accepted per organization per cycle.
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 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 inquiry to make sure it’s complete and accurate. Please note that once an inquiry has been submitted, it cannot be edited or resubmitted.
All requests for information should be directed to
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