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

Community Benefit is central to our 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 care including access to healthy and nutritious food in their neighborhood, safe parks, walking paths, and playgrounds, improved school meal nutrition and increased opportunities for physical activity. Good health for the entire community also requires a focus on 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
  • Sharing medical expertise and disseminating health related resources and sharing it widely with community based organizations, schools, cities, leagues, etc.

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 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. In addition to dedicating resources through Community Benefit, we also leverage substantial additional assets that improve community health, including our workforce volunteerism.

For many years, we have worked collaboratively with other organizations to address serious public health issues such as obesity, access to care, and education. We have conducted Community Health Needs Assessments (CHNA) to better understand each community’s unique needs and resources. The CHNA process informs our community investments and helps us develop strategies aimed at making long-term, sustainable change—and it allows us to deepen the strong relationships we have with other organizations that are working to improve community health.

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

Grantmaking is currently closed

The grant information below is for historical information only. Our 2020 application will be available February 15, 2020.

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

Total Grants Awarded in 2017

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.