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Woodland Hills 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 2022 Community Health Needs Assessments (CHNA). 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 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:

Education: Higher levels of education are associated with more healthy behaviors, improved quality of life, and higher life expectancy. Example measures include preschool enrollment, on-time high school graduation, and adult educational attainment.

Access to Care: Access to comprehensive, quality health care services is critical for ensuring quality of life. Example measures of access include health care coverage and uninsurance, access to oral health and specialty care, and birth outcomes.

Housing: Safe and secure housing is essential for the health of individuals and families. Example measures include home ownership and homelessness, housing affordability, quality, and cost burden. 

Mental and Behavioral Health: Mental & behavioral health affects all areas of life, including a person’s physical well-being, ability to work and perform well in school, and to participate fully in family and community activities. Example measures include access to mental health care, poor mental health and stress, and suicide and deaths of despair (Note: there is a separate need category for substance use).

Income and Employment: Economic opportunity provides individuals with jobs, income, a sense of purpose, and opportunities to improve their economic circumstances over time. Example measures include poverty and unemployment rates, and income inequality.

Chronic Disease and Disability: Chronic diseases and disability may limit daily activities and/or require ongoing medical attention. Example measures include health status and prevalence of chronic diseases and disability such as asthma, diabetes, and heart disease (Note: There is a separate need category for cancer).

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 2022 Community Benefit Year-End report for Kaiser Foundation Hospital in Woodland Hills/West Ventura that summarizes our efforts and highlight specific strategies and resources we deployed to respond to the prioritized health needs in those communities.

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 Medical Center Grants Program

Grantmaking is currently closed

The Kaiser Permanente Woodland Hills Medical Center 2023 Community Benefit Grants are awarded through a “By Invitation Only” grant process.

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. 

The Kaiser Permanente Woodland Hills Medical Center 2023 Community Health Grants are awarded by invitation only. Organizations or programs that have not received funding in the past will be invited on a case-by-case basis. 

Organizations that are invited to apply will receive further instructions via e-mail about submitting detailed grant project proposals.

Current Grant Funding Priorities

Kaiser Permanente Woodland Hills 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.


  • Support programs that improve high school attendance, achievement, and/or graduation for students of color in low income areas
  • Support programs that improve enrollment rates in college and internship programs for students of color in low-income areas

Access to Care

  • Provide access to comprehensive health care and coverage for low-income individuals and families who do not have access to public or private health coverage
  • Provide core support to safety net organizations, allowing these organizations to implement initiatives appropriate for the needs of their population (e.g., expansion of specialty care, providing more virtual care for nonsurgical specialties)
  • Support improved access and quality of medical care for persons experiencing homelessness


  • Provide resources for preserving or enhancing the supply of affordable housing
  • Support evidence-based housing stabilization assistance
  • Support expansion of housing-related legal support for at-risk tenants
  • Support improved coordination among Continuum of Care programs, social service organizations, and housing providers

Mental and Behavioral Health

  • Provide core support to safety net organizations, allowing these organizations to implement initiatives appropriate for the needs of their population (e.g., expansion of specialty care, providing more virtual care for nonsurgical specialties)
  • Support efforts that improve and build the current and emerging mental health workforce to meet community needs
  • Support equitable access to mental health services by supporting cultural and linguistic competency

Income and Employment

  • Support organizations that provide culturally and linguistically relevant training and technical assistance to small businesses and entrepreneurs of color
  • Improve individual financial health by supporting housing, workforce development, or other organizations that embed or enhance financial coaching services
  • Enhance career pathways by partnering with workforce development organizations to develop and implement job training and placement programs, including pre-apprenticeship programs

Chronic Disease and Disability

  • Support organizations that increase enrollment in programs that extend food dollars such as in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC), and federal school meal programs
  • Support organizations that distribute food such as medically tailored meals, prepared food, produce, or other food and meals to school children, families, and those in underserved communities
  • Support organizations to increase access to healthy food and physical activity opportunities in the community

Applicant Eligibility

To be eligible for a Kaiser Permanente Woodland Hills 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 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 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 grant program is to apply an equity lens in the planning, implementation, and execution of all health needs and strategic priorities.  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 major under-resourced communities including Canoga Park, Fillmore, Reseda, Winnetka, Oxnard, and Santa Paula.
  • Organizations and programs that utilize screening tools and adopt interventions to address each health need
  • Organizations and programs that utilize policy development and/or implementation, environmental, and/or systems changes to address a health need
  • Requests should only include support for specific community-based programs, projects, or services closely aligned with Kaiser Permanente Woodland Hills’ health needs and strategic priority areas.

Grant Awards: Organizations will be awarded up to $25,000 over a 12-month grant period.

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 and also address sustainability of outcomes
  • 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.
  • Capacity building grant requests will be considered.
  • Returning grant applicant has a positive reporting and evaluation history of previous grant awards.

To view your submitted application click here.

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

Grantmaking Contact

Edith Aristizabal
Community Health Manager

By the Numbers

Total Grants Awarded in 2022

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.