1. Panorama Med Center Img

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.

Grantmaking is currently closed

Panorama City & Antelope Valley Medical Centers Grants Program

Note

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

Kaiser Permanente Panorama City & Antelope Valley Medical Centers 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 Panorama City & Antelope Valley 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

    • Enhance individuals’ utilization of the community-based health delivery system. Support will be considered for the provision of high quality health care (including preventive services and specialty care) for underserved populations.
    • Improve the capacity of health care systems to provide quality health care services, including the social and non-medical needs of their patients. Support will be considered for a) policies and programs that improve ability of the health care organizations to assess upstream factors and coordinate with community-based preventive services, b) infrastructure improvements that can support the integration of clinical care with mental/behavioral health, oral health, vision and other health services, and c) efforts to improve the quality improvement (QI) infrastructure of health care organizations by supporting capacity to use data, leadership training, business operations and through other infrastructure building strategies. 
    • Improve the capacity of the primary care workforce to meet community needs. Support will be considered for policies and programs that improve the delivery care infrastructure and/or implement new models of care provision to improve the capacity of the primary care workforce.
  • Economic Security

    • Improve employment opportunities. Support will be considered for policies and programs that increase economic security for individuals and families by expanding opportunities for employment.
    • Reduce food insecurity in the community. Support will be consider for local governments, schools and/or community based organizations to a) provide healthy food options (including accessible drinking water) and to adopt healthy food policies, including procurement practices, and b) enroll community members into available food programs, most importantly Cal Fresh and the Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), c) promote use of Cal Fresh and WIC benefits at farmer's markets for purchasing fresh fruits and vegetables, and d) support to communities (schools, childcare, retailers, etc.) in adopting nutrition policies and practices, including those that limit children's exposure to unhealthy food and beverage marketing.
    • Improve the availability and the quality of affordable housing. Support will be considered for a) plans and policies that expand the supply of affordable housing for low-income families and b) the development and implementation of plans to remove or remediate lead paint.
    • Prevent displacement and homelessness. Support will be considered for expanding efforts to increase access to permanent housing with supportive services for homeless individuals and families to help them maintain stability and self-sufficiency.
  • 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) the integration of health care with community-based mental health services, such as training of health care providers to identify mental and behavioral health needs, patient navigators who can help patients access services, strengthening of referral networks, and/or co-location of services between primary care and mental health providers, b) efforts to enable school and youth development organizations in learning about and addressing mental and behavioral health, including suicide prevention and trauma-informed care, and c) prevention efforts to increase community awareness and educate youth and adults about the dangers of prescription drugs and substance abuse.
    • Promote positive mental health by fostering community cohesion and social and emotional support. Support will be considered for policies and programs that address early child development and toxic stress, including positive parenting and violence-free homes.
  • 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 a) new and improved policies and environments that support active transportation and physical activity (e.g. safe pedestrian bicycle routes), b) policies that prioritize underserved neighborhoods for park investments and encourage communities to use parks to their full potential, c) 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.
    • Improve linkages between health care services and community-level services. Support will be considered for collaboration between health care providers and community-level services to support patients' needs related to upstream determinants of health, such as access to healthy food at local grocery stores.
  • Oral Health

    • Improve the quality of the oral health care delivery system, focusing on patient-centered care. Support will be considered for a) infrastructure and capacity building of FQHCs to improve access to quality oral health services, b) the maintenance and expansion of clinic and community linkages with government, school, and community programs, and c) integration of oral health into clinical care delivery models.

Applicant Eligibility

To be eligible for a Kaiser Permanente Panorama City 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
  • Public school or public entity, including local, state or federal government agency, including any of its subdivisions that perform substantial government functions.

In addition, organizations must:

  • Provide direct services and/or programs for disadvantaged and/or underserved populations that address the funding priorities identified above.
  • Provide services and/or programs within the geographic boundaries of Kaiser Permanente Panorama City & Antelope Valley Service Area, which includes the communities of: Acton, Agua Dulce, Arleta, California City, Canyon Country, Castaic, Elizabeth Lake, Frazier Park, Granada Hills, Hi Vista, Juniper Hills, Lake Hughes, Lake Los Angeles, Lake View Terrace, Lancaster, Littlerock, Llano, Mission Hills, Mojave, Newhall, North Hills, North Hollywood, Pacoima, Palmdale, Panorama City, Pearblossom, Quartz Hill, Rosamond, San Fernando, Santa Clarita, Saugus, Sherman Oaks, Stevenson Ranch, Sun Valley, Sunland, Sylmar, Tujunga, Universal City, Valencia, Valyermo, and Van Nuys

Kaiser Permanente Panorama City 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 Panorama City 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 Panorama City and Antelope Valley Medical Center will provide one-year grants between $5,000 - $20,000. We can fund up to $30,000; however larger grant requests require a very strong objective and larger impact to the community.

  • All proposed grant applications must be programs and services with a mix of funding/revenue sources to ensure program delivery and sustainability. Panorama City & Antelope Valley Medical Center Areas do not fund start-up or programs solely relying on its funding.
  • Requests should only include support for specific community health projects aligned to Kaiser Permanente Panorama City & Antelope Valley Medical Centers’ funding priorities.
  • If funded, all grantees will be required to provide a mid-year progress report no later than December 29, 2017. A progress report form will be provided to all grantees and the report must be submitted electronically via our grants management website.

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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