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Kaiser Permanente understands that being a good community partner and corporate citizen is an essential quality that adds value to our communities. We invite you to take a closer look at how we are making a difference in the lives of those living, working, and playing in Orange County.

Like our approach to medicine, our work in the community takes a prevention-focused, evidence-based approach. To be healthy, people need access to healthy and nutritious food in their neighborhood stores, clean air, successful schools, and safe parks and playgrounds. Good health for the entire community also requires a focus on equity as well as social and economic well-being.

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.

Grantmaking is currently closed

Anaheim Medical Center Grants Program


The grant information below is for historical information only. Our 2017 application deadline was March 15, 2017.

Kaiser Permanente Anaheim provides grants to local nonprofit health and human service organizations that address the priority health needs of the local community. 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 Anaheim 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

    • Improve the capacity of the primary care workforce to meet community needs. Support will be considered for programs that provide training for medical professionals to improve the delivery care infrastructure and/or implement new models of care provision to improve the capacity of the primary care workforce.
    • 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 programs that support the provision of high quality health care (including preventive services and specialty care) for underserved populations. 
  • Economic Security

    • 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 to help them maintain stability and self-sufficiency.
    • Improve employment opportunities. Support will be considered for local governments, schools and/or community based organizations that increase economic security for individuals and families by expanding opportunities for employment, education and workforce pipeline.
    • Reduce food insecurity 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, including procurement practices.
  • Mental and Behavioral Health

    • Improve the knowledge, capacity and infrastructure of health care, organizations and communities to address mental and behavioral health. Support will be considered for a) development of community-based organizations, leaders, and networks, and build their capacity to advance equity and reduce stigma surrounding mental and behavioral health, and b) policies and programs that address early child development and toxic stress, including positive parenting and violence-free homes.
    • Promote positive mental health by fostering community cohesion and social and emotional support. Support with be considered for school and youth development organizations in learning about and addressing mental and behavioral health, including suicide prevention and trauma-informed care.
  • Obesity/Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL)/Diabetes

    • Improve access to opportunities for physical activity and healthy food options in the community. Support will be considered for multi-level, multi component initiatives in school settings to produce a significant and measurable impact on the health of students, staff and teachers in K-12 schools within communities served by Kaiser Permanente.
    • Improve linkages between health care services and community-level services. Support will be considered for a) new and improved policies and environments that support active transportation and physical activity (e.g. safe pedestrian bicycle routes), and b) multi-level, multi-component initiatives in community settings to support access to healthy, affordable food and activity-promoting environments

Applicant Eligibility

To be eligible for a Kaiser Permanente Anaheim Medical Center Community Benefit 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 Anaheim Service Area Community Health Needs Assessment
  • Provide services within the geographic boundaries of Kaiser Permanente Anaheim Service Area, which includes the communities of: Anaheim, Brea, Buena Park, Chino Hills, Cypress, Fullerton, Garden Grove, La Habra, La Mirada, La Palma, Los Alamitos, Orange, Placentia, Santa Ana, Silverado, Stanton, Tustin, Villa Park, and Yorba Linda

Kaiser Permanente Anaheim Medical Center Community Benefit 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 Anaheim Medical Center will not consider requests from organizations that discriminate on the basis of 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 Benefit 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

Kaiser Permanente Anaheim Medical Center will accept one-year grant requests ranging from $10,000 - $30,000 during the 2017-2018 cycle.

Preference will be given to requests based on the following considerations:

  • Project aligns closely with our community benefit strategic priorities.
  • Project objectives are specific, measurable, action-oriented, and time-defined.
  • Project outcomes clearly indicate what will change as a result of project implementation.
  • Project budget includes other sources of funding 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.
  • Priority will be placed on partnership requests with one organization acting as the lead agency and at least one additional partner agency. Partnership applicants can request up to $50,000.
  • Capacity building grant requests with prior approval/discussion.
  • Project leverages existing initiatives and resources.
  • Repeating grant applicant has a positive reporting and evaluation history of previous grant awards. 

Funding Timeline

  • Applications must be submitted before 2:00pm on March 15, 2017
  • Kaiser Permanente will announce grant awards by July 2017

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

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