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Woodland Hills (Covering West San Fernando Valley to Ventura County) 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.

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.

Woodland Hills (Covering West San Fernando Valley to Ventura County) Medical Center Grants Program

Grantmaking is currently closed
Note

The grant information below is for historical information only. Our 2019 application deadline was March 15, 2019.

Kaiser Permanente Woodland Hills 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 Woodland Hills (Covering West San Fernando Valley to Ventura County) 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. For all health needs, Kaiser Permanente-Woodland Hills will support the development of culturally relevant and multi-generational community resident’s leadership and build their capacity to advance equity and community health.

Access to Health Care

  • Improve coverage and access to comprehensive, quality health care services for low income and uninsured populations. Support will be considered for the provision of high quality healthcare (including preventive services, specialty care and integrative medicine) for underserved populations.
  • Improve the capacity of healthcare systems to provide quality healthcare services, including the social and non-medical needs of their patients. Support will be considered for reducing barriers to quality, culturally appropriate care by providing language and literacy interpretation, transportation, non-traditional access points, and/or other supportive services.

Economic Security (Financial Wellbeing)

  • Prevent displacement and homelessness. Support will be considered for programs that expand efforts to increase access to permanent housing with supportive services for homeless individuals and families.
  • Improve employment opportunities. Support will be considered for policies that increase financial wellbeing for individuals and families by expanding employment and educational opportunities for individuals and their families. 

Mental and Behavioral Health (Social and Emotional Support)

  • Improve the knowledge, capacity and infrastructure of health care, organizations and communities to address mental and behavioral health. Support will be considered for programs that enhance access to high quality substance abuse prevention and treatment, including integrated assistance therapies, to promote resiliency and recovery from addiction.
  • Promote positive mental health by fostering community cohesion and social and emotional support. Support will be considered for community based initiatives that promote social and emotional wellbeing by fostering community connections. 

Obesity/Healthy Living Active Living (HEAL)/Diabetes

  • Improve access to opportunities for physical activity in the community. Support will be considered for new and improved community driven policies and environments that support increased physical activity.
  • Improve access to healthy food options in the community. Support will be considered for local governments, schools and/or community based organizations to provide healthy food options (including accessible drinking water) and to adopt healthy food policies that are community driven.

Applicant Eligibility

To be eligible for a Kaiser Permanente Woodland Hills (Covering West San Fernando Valley to Ventura County) 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 Woodland Hills Service Area Community Health Needs Assessment
  • Provide services within the geographic boundaries of Kaiser Permanente Woodland Hills Service Area, which includes the communities of: Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Camarillo, Canoga Park, Chatsworth, Encino, Fillmore, Malibu, Moorpark, Newbury Park, Northridge, Oak Park, Oak View, Oxnard, Piru, Port Hueneme, Porter Ranch, Reseda, Santa Paula, Sherman Oaks, Simi Valley, Somis, Tarzana, Thousand Oaks, Topanga, Van Nuys, Ventura, West Hills, Westlake Village, Winnetka, Woodland Hills

Kaiser Permanente Woodland Hills (Covering West San Fernando Valley to Ventura County) 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 Woodland Hills (Covering West San Fernando Valley to Ventura County) 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 Woodland Hills Medical Center Service Area awards three year grants that range from $8,000 to $20,000 per year culminating in a total grant request of $24,000 - $60,000. 

To view your submitted application click here.

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

Grantmaking Contact

Clara Steimberg
Community Health Manager
(818) 719-4154

By the Numbers

$296,450
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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