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Riverside Medical Center

Community Benefit is central to our social 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 healthy and nutritious food in their neighborhood stores, clean air, successful schools, and safe parks and playgrounds. Good health for the entire community also requires a focus on equity as well as 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
  • Developing important new medical knowledge and sharing it widely with others and training a culturally competent health care workforce of the future.

Riverside Medical Center Grants Program

Grantmaking is currently closed
Note

The grant information below is for historical information only. Our 2019 application deadline was October 18, 2019.

Kaiser Permanente Riverside provides grants to local nonprofit health and human service organizations that address the priority health needs for its community service area. The current funding priorities, funding timeline, and guidelines on how to apply are provided below.

If you would like to apply for Grant or Sponsorship Funding for a broader service area in Southern California or Nationally, visit this site for more information and to apply.

If you would like to apply for a local event sponsorship, such as: special fund raising events (luncheons, recognition dinners); conferences; symposia; public policy briefings; and health education forums; visit this site for more information and to apply. 

Current Grant Funding Priorities

Kaiser Permanente Riverside 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

Increase coverage, access, and utilization of health care services for populations that are underserved, uninsured, and/or underinsured. 

  • Provide access and comprehensive health care to low-income individuals and families who do not have access to public or private health coverage. 

  • Support access to care for patients through collaboration among community clinics, clinic networks, and other safety net providers.

Improve and build the current and emerging workforce to meet the primary care needs of the community.  

  • Support and implement physician and other pipeline and training programs, using evidence-based, culturally competent and patient-centered population management modules. 

Improve the capacity of healthcare systems to provide quality healthcare, including interventions to address the social determinants of health. 

  • Strengthen the capacity and infrastructure of community clinics to effectively prevent and manage chronic disease, including cardiovascular health and diabetes. 

Economic Security

Reduce food insecurity in the community and improve access to healthy foods

  • Design, pilot and implement programs and systems for promoting, screening and/or enrolling community members in food benefit programs. 
  • Support programs that procure, recover and/or redistribute food to food insecure communities. 
  • Support the capacity of communities and anchor organizations to adopt and implement policies and programs to ensure access to healthy foods.  

Preserve and improve the availability of affordable housing and improve care coordination to serve individuals experiencing homelessness and to prevent displacement. 

  • Enhance the infrastructure and capacity of service providers to serve individuals at risk or experiencing homelessness. 
  • Support and participate in collaboratives that support coordination and funding of resources (such as health services and housing) for individuals at risk or experiencing homelessness.   

Improve educational attainmentand employment opportunities.   

  • Support the long-term economic vitality of communities through procurement, hiring and workforce development, and/or small business development impact investing. 

Mental and Behavioral Health

Improve access and connection to mental healthcare in clinical and community settings.

  • Support the infrastructure and capacity building of community organizations and clinics to improve access to quality mental health care. 
  • Support the integration of mental health care, case management, and navigation services into clinical care and community settings. 

Improve and build the current and emerging mental health workforce to meet community needs.

  • Support the education and training of licensed mental health professionals to be culturally competent.  
  • Support the utilization of pipeline and training programs to increase the number of licensed and diverse mental health professionals. 

Reduce mental health stigma and improve knowledge, capacity and resilience in individuals, communities, and organizations.

  • Support efforts to improve the community and social support system’s knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and perceptions about mental health, trauma and resilience. 
  • Support the enhancement of organizational culture, practices and policies in schools and other institutions to be trauma-informed. 

Obesity/Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL)

Reduce food insecurity in the community and improve access to healthy foods.

  • Design, pilot and implement programs and systems for promoting, screening and/or enrolling community members in food benefit programs. 
  • Support programs that procure, recover and/or redistribute food to food insecure communities. 
  • Support the capacity of communities and anchor organizations to adopt and implement policies and programs to ensure access to healthy foods.  

Improve environments and opportunities that enable daily physical activity.

  • Support the capacity of communities and anchor organizations to adopt and implement policies and programs to ensure access to safe spaces and physical activity opportunities.

Applicant Eligibility

To be eligible for a Kaiser Permanente Riverside Medical Center 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
  • 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 Riverside County Service Area Community Health Needs Assessment
  • Provide services within the geographic boundaries of Kaiser Permanente Riverside County Service Area, which includes the communities of: Aguanga, Cathedral City, Corona, Desert Hot Springs, Hemet, Homeland, Indio, Jurupa Valley, Lake Elsinore, March Air Reserve Base, Mecca, Menifee, Murrieta, Norco, Neuvo, Palm Desert, Palm Springs, Perris, Riverside, Romoland, San Jacinto, Sun City, Temecula, Thermal, Wildomar, Winchester, Yucca Valley

Kaiser Permanente Riverside Medical Center 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 Riverside Medical Center 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

  • Organizations must be in good standing with all previous grant awards and required reports.
  • One grant proposal per agency, per local funding cycle.
  • 12-month grant terms (approx. January 2020 - December 2020)
  • Grant awards range from $5,000 up to $25,000
  • Partnership grants (up to $50,000) will be considered a higher priority for funding. Submit the additional form for Partnership Grants.

Kaiser Permanente Riverside Medical Center highly encourages grant requests submitted by two or more nonprofit organizations partnering to address the same priority need and to provide direct complementary services to the target population. Services provided by the partnership organizations should not be duplicative or overlapping and must demonstrate a continuum of care addressing the selected priority need.

The partnership should identify a single organization to function as the Lead Agency through established Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) agreements. A completed Grant Partnership Form must be submitted with the online grant application. Note: Organizations applying as part of a Partnership Grant cannot submit a separate application as an individual organization.

A helpful webinar on the Community Benefits Grants Program is available here

To view your submitted application click here.

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

Grantmaking Contact

Cecilia Arias
Community Benefit Health Manager
(951) 602.4193

By the Numbers

$600,000
Total Grants Awarded in 2019

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.

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