Riverside Medical Center
Community Health is central to our mission because healthy communities are where people thrive. Like our approach to medicine, our work in the community takes a prevention-focused, evidence-based approach. 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. Our commitment to community includes a robust engagement process that lifts the voice of community members and highlights priority health needs in our 2019 Community Health Needs Assessments (CHNA) and 2019 Community Engagement Summaries (CES). Through this process, Southern California Kaiser Foundation Hospitals identified urgent social and economic factors that negatively impact community health.
Based on the CHNA findings, the 2020 – 2022 Implementation Strategy (IS) Plans of Southern California Kaiser Foundation Hospitals apply a health equity lens to outline our commitment to invest, partner, and drive change to improve the health of individuals in communities we serve. While each Kaiser Foundation Hospital IS plan is unique to its service area, the high-level focus areas and strategic priorities we aim to address across Southern California in partnership with community organizations are listed below:
Access to Care: We are committed to a) increase coverage, access, and utilization of health care services for populations that are underserved, uninsured, and/or underinsured, b) improve and build the current and emerging workforce to meet the primary care needs of the community, and c) improve the capacity of healthcare systems to provide quality healthcare, including interventions to address the social determinants of health.
Economic Opportunity: We are committed to a) reduce food insecurity and improving access to healthy foods, b) preserve and improve the availability of affordable housing and improve care coordination to serve individuals experiencing homelessness and to prevent displacement, and c) improve educational attainment and employment opportunities for underserved populations.
Mental and Behavioral Health: We are committed to a) improve access and connection to mental health care in clinical and community settings, b) improve and build the current and emerging mental health workforce to meet community needs, and c) reduce mental health stigma and improve knowledge, capacity, and resilience in individuals, communities, and organizations.
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 addition to dedicating resources through Community Benefit, we also leverage substantial additional assets that improve community health, including our healthcare workforce volunteerism.
At Kaiser Permanente, we believe in using the full range of our organization’s assets to improve the health of the communities we serve. We regularly gather data and seek input from our community partners and members to inform our investments and to guide the development of strategies that can make long-term, sustainable change and improve health. We are pleased to share our 2021 Community Benefit Year-End report for the Kaiser Foundation Hospital in Riverside that summarizes our efforts and highlight specific strategies and resources we deployed to respond to the prioritized health needs in the community.
Note: While Kaiser Permanente is committed to addressing these needs, local medical centers will strategically and carefully invite community partners to apply for funding in order to address needs that align with the local Implementation Strategy Plans, which may have some variations of the strategic priorities listed above. Please scroll down to view the areas that are currently being funded in this medical center.
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Riverside Medical Center Grants Program
The Kaiser Permanente Riverside Medical Center 2021 Community Benefit Grants are awarded through a “By Invitation Only” grant process.
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.
Kaiser Permanente Riverside Medical Center 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.
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.
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.
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 attainment and employment opportunities.
- Support the long-term economic vitality of communities through procurement, hiring and workforce development, and/or small business development impact investing.
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.
In addition to the above listed local funding priorities, eligible nonprofits with experience implementing population-based strategies aligned to Kaiser Permanente National Priorities known as Common Areas of Focus (CAOF) may also be invited to apply.
Localized CAOF-aligned population-based strategies include direct programs, services, and/or other activities with demonstrated, evidenced based, positive outcomes that further one or a combination of the CAOFs listed below:
Economic Opportunity – Increasing income, improving financial security, and reducing economic inequities through business operations and community partnerships.
Equity – Invest to strengthen existing community-based organization leadership and action to dismantle discriminatory policies, systems, and practices that disadvantage communities of color.
Food for Life - Transforming the food system to improve health and food security for Kaiser Permanente members and communities.
Housing for Health – Transforming housing and homelessness systems to improve housing stability for Kaiser Permanente members and communities.
Thriving Schools – Working to foster healthier schools’ environments for students, staff, and teachers.
Social Health Practice – Establishing a social health practice that positively impacts the health of individuals and communities, reduces the total cost of care, and is serving as a model for our nation.
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)
- 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.
The 2021 Kaiser Permanente, Riverside grant program is by invitation only, competitive, and must include:
- Project aligns closely with funding priorities and serves our service area.
- Population to be served is considered high-priority based on experiencing ethnic/geographic disparities, under-resourced, uninsured and/or disadvantaged.
- Objectives are specific, measurable, action-oriented, and time-defined.
- Intervention is evidence- based or evidence-informed and addresses multiple drivers comprehensively.
- Program budget includes other sources of funding and demonstrate sustainability.
- Project leverages existing initiatives and resources.
- Organization must be in good standing with all previous grant awards and required reports.
- One grant proposal per agency, per funding cycle.
- 12-month grant terms (approx. December 2021 - December 2022)
- Grant awards range from $10,000 up to $25,000
To view your submitted application click here.
By the Numbers
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.