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South Bay 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 2019 Community Benefit Year-End report for the Kaiser Foundation Hospital in South Bay 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.

South Bay Medical Center Grants Program

Grantmaking is currently closed
Note

The Kaiser Permanente South Bay Medical Center 2020 Community Benefit Grants are awarded through a “By Invitation Only” grant process.

Kaiser Permanente South Bay 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, 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. 

2020 grantmaking is open by invitation only and will be considered for the following:

  • Community Health Partners - a select number of organizations currently partnering on specific Kaiser Permanente South Bay initiatives will be invited to apply. If the community health partner is a current grantee, subsequent funding will be contingent upon meeting grant objectives and outcomes. However, previous grant funding does not guarantee an invitation to apply.
  • Organizations or programs that have not received funding in the past, may be considered and invited to apply. Grant inquires may be emailed directly  to: Janae.Asali.Oliver@kp.org.

Organizations invited to apply will receive further instructions via e-mail before February 15, 2020. 

Current Grant Funding Priorities

Kaiser Permanente South Bay 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.

  • Access and comprehensive health care to low-income individuals and families who do not have access to public or private health coverage.
  • Access to care and improved quality of care for patients through collaboration among hospitals, 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.

  • Physician and other pipeline and training programs, using evidence-based, culturally competent, and/or patient-centered population management modules.

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

  • Design, pilot and implement systems for screening community members with social (non-medical) needs and refer to community-based programs and services.
  • Strengthen the capacity and infrastructure of community clinics and nonprofit organizations to effectively address health disparities and the prevention and management of chronic disease (e.g., cardiovascular health and diabetes).

Economic Security

Reduce food insecurity and improve access to healthy foods.

  • Design, pilot, and implement programs and systems for screening community members for food insecurity and enrolling them in food benefit programs.
  • Support programs that procure, recover, and/or redistribute food to food insecure communities and high-risk populations.
  • Support the capacity of communities and organizations to adopt and implement policies and programs to ensure access to healthy foods and to provide education in support of healthy eating.

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

  • Collaboratives that support coordination and funding of resources (such as health services and housing) for individuals at risk or experiencing homelessness.
  • Capacity of communities and organizations to provide supportive services and to reduce and prevent displacement and homelessness among high- risk populations.

Improve educational attainment and employment opportunities.

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

Mental Health

Improve access and connection to mental health care in clinical and community settings.

  • Collaboratives that improve access and coordination and provide funding for mental and behavioral health services.
  • Infrastructure and capacity building of community organizations and clinics to improve access to quality mental health care.

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

  • 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.

  • Enhancement of organizational culture, practices, and policies in schools and other institutions to be trauma-informed.
  • Programs for youth and community efforts that improve knowledge and perceptions about mental health and focus on trauma-informed care, conflict resolution, and mentoring.
  • Efforts to improve the community and social support system’s knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and perceptions about mental health, trauma, and resilience.

Structural Racism & Marginalization

Improve access to and quality of health care, mental health care, and social services for high need populations (race/ethnic groups, seniors, youth, formerly incarcerated, veterans, LGBTQ, etc.) and in geographic communities of prioritized need.

  • Incorporate an equity lens throughout planning, implementation, and execution of strategies under access to care and mental health.

Improve economic security for high need populations (race/ethnic groups, seniors, youth, formerly incarcerated, veterans, LGBTQ, etc.) and in geographic communities of prioritized need.

  • Incorporate an equity lens throughout planning, implementation, and execution of strategies under economic security including education and employment, food insecurity, and housing/homelessness.

Applicant Eligibility

To be eligible for a Kaiser Permanente South Bay 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 South Bay Service Area Community Health Needs Assessment
  • Provide services within the geographic boundaries of Kaiser Permanente South Bay Service Area, which includes the communities of: Carson (90745, 90746, 90747), Compton (90220), Gardena (90247, 90248, 90249), Harbor City (90710), Hawthorne (90250), Hermosa Beach (90254), Lawndale (90260), Lomita (90717), Long Beach (90802, 90803, 90804, 90806, 90807, 90810, 90813, 90814, 90815, 90822), Los Angeles (90061), Manhattan Beach (90266), Palos Verdes Estates (90274), Rancho Palos Verdes (90275), Redondo Beach (90277, 90278), an Pedro (90731, 90732), Santa Catalina Island (90704), Signal Hill (90755), Torrance (90501, 90502, 90503, 90504, 90505, 90506), Wilmington (90744). Priority will be given to communities of significant health need highlighted in bold.

Kaiser Permanente South Bay 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 South Bay 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

The aim of this program is to ensure equity is at the forefront of our community health partnerships from development to evaluation.  In keeping with this goal, priority will be given to:

  • Organizations, collaboratives, or programs supporting and partnering with high need populations (racial/ethnic groups with health and economic disparities, seniors, youth, formerly incarcerated, veterans, LGBTQ, etc.) and geographic communities (listed above in bold).
  • Community-based programs, projects, or collaboratives that traditionally have not received funding due to lack of capacity.
  • Organizations and programs utilizing screening tools and adopting interventions to address each health need that are culturally appropriate and reflective of the communities we serve.
  • Requests should only include support for specific community-based programs, projects, or services closely aligned with Kaiser Permanente South Bay’s health needs and strategic priority areas.
  • Community-informed capacity building, core operating support, and programmatic funding requests will be considered.

Other Considerations:

  • Grant objectives are specific, measurable, action-oriented, and time-defined.
  • Grant outcomes clearly indicate what will change as a result of the proposed request.
  • Grant budget includes other sources of funding (may include individual donations) and demonstrates sustainability.
  • Population to be served is clearly defined and high-priority based on ethnic and geographic disparities, low-income and high health risks.
  • Repeating grant applicant has a positive reporting and evaluation history of previous grant awards.

Grant Awards: Approximately 18 organizations may be awarded up to $40,000 over an 18-month grant period.

  • Grant Term: July 1, 2020 – December 31, 2021

To view your submitted application click here.

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

Grantmaking Contact

Janae A. Oliver
Community Benefit Manager
(424) 251.7678

By the Numbers

$362,996
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.