Working together to build a healthier community for all of us.

Kaiser Permanente believes when we collaborate and support each other, our work improves the quality of health and life in our communities.

We are dedicated to total health of body, mind, and spirit, and we pursue efforts that broaden access to the highest quality care for people when they need it. We believe all of us deserve to live healthy lives in our homes, our workplaces, and our neighborhoods. That’s why, for more than 65 years, we have worked to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve.

We accomplish this work in countless ways, from funding knowledge and resource sharing programs that address health disparities to providing assistance with health care costs to people in need. Our commitment is exhibited in the many ways we reach out and work with others to build a healthy future for all.


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Our Community Investments

Improving the health of the communities we serve

Download the 2010 Summary of Operations Report

In 2010, Kaiser Permanente Southern California demonstrated its commitment to this mission and its value as a tax-exempt organization through its Community Benefit programs, which invested more than $634 million in programs, partnerships, and other assistance. This included $76 million in direct charity care through our Medical Financial Assistance program, $100 million in discounted charitable coverage for people with little or no health insurance, and $304 million in Kaiser Permanente-subsidized care under certain government-sponsored health insurance programs such as Medicaid.

$626,053,765 in Total Funding and Grants

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  • Healthy People

    $564,982,374

    These programs help to ensure every community member has access to the high-quality care they deserve regardless of insurance status.

  • Healthy Environments

    $4,917,945

    Healthier communities begin with providing access to the foods, activity and support vital to an environment where good health can flourish.

  • Sharing Knowledge

    $42,365,053

    From research to uncover disparities in care to training the next generation of health care professionals, these expand our ability to heal.

  • Expanding access to CARE for all people

    We believe people shouldn’t have to choose between groceries and getting the care they and their family need. That’s why much of our community investments are devoted to providing access to quality care for the underserved and underinsured members of our community.

    • 92,565 people received subsidized health coverage
    • 45,404 people received Medical Financial Assistance
    • 33,890 members received charitable health coverage
    • $13,983,835 For organizations via 502 grants and 104 sponsorships.
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  • Cultivating a WORLD of health

    It’s amazing what a neighborhood park and some fresh fruits and vegetables can do for a community. With this in mind, we continually invest in creating local environments where the decision to eat, play, and live healthy is an easy one.

    • $13,983,835 For organizations via 502 grants and 104 sponsorships.
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  • Investing in the FUTURE of care

    We are proud of our work, but we are even more proud of our dedication to constantly improving the way we care for our community. Through research and advanced mentoring & training programs, we are creating a future of health care that is more diverse, more knowledgeable, and better equipped than ever before.

    • 181,780 children reached by Educational Theatre performances
    • 9,220 adults reached by Educational Theatre performances
    • 1,502 Educational Theatre performances/workshops/events
    • $13,983,835 For organizations via 502 grants and 104 sponsorships.
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Lives Made Better

Here is a snapshot of the many ways in which Kaiser Permanente Southern California Community Benefit worked together with our partners to create healthy communities in 2010:

  • 92,565 people received subsidized health coverage
  • 45,404 people received Medical Financial Assistance
  • 33,890 members received charitable health coverage
  • 181,780 children reached by Educational Theatre performances
  • 9,220 adults reached by Educational Theatre performances
  • 1,502 Educational Theatre performances/workshops/events
  • $13,983,835 For organizations via 502 grants and 104 sponsorships.