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Antelope Valley Service Area

Community Benefit is central to our mission.  We believe good health is a fundamental aspiration of all people.  We recognize that promotion of good health extends beyond the doctor’s office and the hospital. Like our approach to medicine, our work in the community takes a prevention-focused, evidence-based approach.   To be healthy, people need access to care including access to healthy and nutritious food in their neighborhood, safe parks, walking paths, and playgrounds, improved school meal nutrition and increased opportunities for physical activity.  Good health for the entire community also requires a focus on social and economic well-being.

We focus our work on three broad areas:

  • Providing access to high-quality care for low-income, underserved people
  • Creating safe, healthy communities and environments where people live, work, and play
  • Sharing medical expertise and disseminating health related resources and sharing it widely with community based organizations, schools, cities, leagues, etc. 

Across these areas, we work to inspire and support people to be healthier in all aspects of their lives, and build stronger, healthier communities.

In pursuit of our mission we go beyond traditional corporate philanthropy and grant-making to leverage our internal resources with our physician expertise, clinical practices, health education expertise, and technical assistance.  In addition to dedicating resources through Community Benefit, we also leverage substantial additional assets that improve community health, including our workforce volunteerism.

For many years, we have worked collaboratively with other organizations to address serious public health issues such as obesity, access to care, and education. We have conducted Community Health Needs Assessments (CHNA) to better understand each community’s unique needs and resources. The CHNA process informs our community investments and helps us develop strategies aimed at making long-term, sustainable change—and it allows us to deepen the strong relationships we have with other organizations that are working to improve community health.

Antelope Valley Service Area Grants Program

Grantmaking is currently open

Current Grant Funding Priorities

Kaiser Permanente Antelope Valley is currently focused on supporting the following health needs and related strategic priorities. Reviewing this area will help to ensure that your proposed grant project is aligned with these priorities.

Access to health care and health insurance

Access to health care and health insurance with an emphasis on primary care, prenatal care, specialty care, and mental and dental health.

Chronic disease prevention, education, and management

Chronic disease prevention, education, and management with emphasis on diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension and cholesterol.

Obesity and overweight prevention and reduction

Obesity and overweight prevention and reduction through healthy eating active living programs.

Applicant Eligibility

To be eligible for a Kaiser Permanente Antelope Valley Service Area Community Health grant, an applicant organization (or fiscal agent), must have operations in California and be 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

In addition, organizations must:

  • Provide services within the geographic boundaries of Kaiser Permanente Panorama City & Antelope Valley Service Area, which includes the communities of: Acton, Agua Dulce, Arleta, California City, Canyon Country, Castaic, Elizabeth Lake, Frazier Park, Granada Hills, Hi Vista, Juniper Hills, Lake Hughes, Lake Los Angeles, Lake View Terrace, Lancaster, Littlerock, Llano, Mission Hills, Mojave, Newhall, North Hills, North Hollywood, Pacoima, Palmdale, Panorama City, Pearblossom, Quartz Hill, Rosamond, San Fernando, Santa Clarita, Saugus, Sherman Oaks, Stevenson Ranch, Sun Valley, Sunland, Sylmar, Tujunga, Universal City, Valencia, Valyermo, and Van Nuys

Kaiser Permanente Antelope Valley Service Area Community Health does not consider funding requests from international, social, recreational clubs, or for the following:

  • Sports teams and tournaments (e.g., golf tournaments, tennis events, walks, and runs)
  • Individuals
  • Religious purposes
  • Partisan political activities
  • Endowments or memorials
  • Re-granting purposes to other organizations

Kaiser Permanente Antelope Valley Service Area will not consider requests from organizations that discriminate based on gender, age, economic status, educational background, race, color, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, or marital status in your programs, services, policies and administration. In addition, Community Health grants will not be awarded for activities, events, or programs organized or solely sponsored by alcohol, tobacco, pharmaceutical companies, or companies that produce firearms.

We generally do not provide grants for academic research, capital campaigns, event sponsorships (including community health fairs), or political campaigns.

Grant Award Parameters and Considerations

NOTE: Only one (1) application will be accepted per organization per cycle

How to Apply

Please read each section above: Current Funding Priorities, Grant Award Parameters, Special Considerations and Funding Timeline. Note: Eligibility and alignment with funding priorities does not guarantee funding of your request.

In addition, we suggest that you read the attached/included frequently asked questions for additional information that may help support your application.

To start a new application

  • If your organization meets the Applicant Eligibility and addresses at least one of the current funding priorities described above, please click here to start your application process.
  • It is necessary to click on this link only once. Each time you click on the link, it starts a new application.

Grantmaking Contact

Amy Wiese
Senior Community Benefit Health Specialist
(818) 375.2217

Looking for CHNA Reports?

You can find all the CHNA Reports organized by Year and Medical Center in the Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) Section of the Service Areas Page.