Kaiser Permanente Community Health in Southern California | About | Medical Center (2022)


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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 2019 Community Health Needs Assessments (CHNA) and 2019 Community Engagement Summaries (CES). 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 2020 – 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:

Access to Care:We are committed to a) increase coverage, access, and utilization of health care services for populations that are underserved, uninsured, and/or underinsured, b) improve and build the current and emerging workforce to meet the primary care needs of the community, and c) improve the capacity of healthcare systems to provide quality healthcare, including interventions to address the social determinants of health.

Economic Opportunity:We are committed to a) reduce food insecurity and improving access to healthy foods, b) preserve and improve the availability of affordable housing and improve care coordination to serve individuals experiencing homelessness and to prevent displacement, and c) improve educational attainment and employment opportunities for underserved populations.

Mental and Behavioral Health:We are committed to a) improve access and connection to mental health care in clinical and community settings, b) improve and build the current and emerging mental health workforce to meet community needs, and c) reduce mental health stigma and improve knowledge, capacity, and resilience in individuals, communities, and organizations.

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 2021Community Benefit Year-End reportfor the Kaiser Foundation Hospitalin Baldwin Parkthat summarizes our efforts and highlight specific strategies and resources we deployed to respond to the prioritized health needs in the community.

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.

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Baldwin Park Medical Center Grants Program

Grantmaking is currently closed


The Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park Medical Center 2022 Community Benefit Grant Applications are due August 11th

Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park Medical Center provides grants to local nonprofit health and human service organizations, cities, and schools 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 SponsorshipFunding 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 localevent 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.

2022Grantmaking for the Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park Medical Center is open. Organizations wantingto apply must do so by August 11th, 2022.

Current Grant Funding Priorities

Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park 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.

Access to Care

Strategic priority #1- Increase coverage, access, and utilization of health care services for populations that are underserved and uninsured.

  • ​Provide access and comprehensive health care to low-income individuals and families who do not have access to public or private health coverage.
  • Support access to care for patients through collaboration among community clinics, clinic networks, and other safety net providers.

Strategic priority #2- Improve and build the current and emerging workforce to meet the primary care needs of the community.

  • Support and implement physician and other pipeline programs, using evidence-based, culturally competent and patient-centered population management modules.

Strategic priority #3- Improve the capacity of healthcare systems to provide quality healthcare services, including interventions to address social determinants of health.

  • Strengthen the capacity and infrastructure of community clinics to effectively prevent and manage chronic disease, including cardiovascular health and diabetes.

Economic Opportunity

Strategic priority #1- Reduce food insecurity and improve access to healthy foods.

  • Design, pilot and implement programs and systems for promoting, screening and/or enrolling community members in food benefit programs.
  • Support small-scale markets for healthy food options in under-resourced communities, such as farmers markets, community gardens, and healthy corner store initiatives.
  • Support programs that procure, recover and/or redistribute food to food insecure communities.

Strategic priority #2- Preserve and improve the availability of affordable housing and improve care coordination to serve individuals experiencing homelessness and to prevent displacement.

  • Support and participate in collaboratives that support coordination and funding of resources (such as health services and housing) for individuals at risk or experiencing homelessness.
  • Increase capacity of organizations to provide social services and care coordination to stabilize and support homeless individuals and families, such as providing housing navigation.

Strategic priority #3- Improve educational attainment and employment opportunities.

  • ​Provide educational attainment and pathway programs for youth focused on increasing high school graduation rates, college readiness, preparation for careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), or health care workforce training.
  • Educate under-represented minorities on college affordability and access, such as financial aid and literacy.

Mental and Behavioral Health

Strategic priority #1- Improve access and connection to mental health care in clinical and community settings.

  • ​Support the infrastructure and capacity building of community organizations and clinics to improve access to quality mental health care.
  • Support the integration of mental health care, case management, and navigation services into clinical care and community settings.

Strategic priority #2- Improve and build the current and emerging mental health workforce to meet community needs.

  • Support the education and training of licensed mental health professional to be culturally competent.

Strategic priority #3- Reduce mental health stigma and improve knowledge, capacity, and resilience in individuals, communities, and organizations.

  • Support efforts to improve the community and social support system’s knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and perceptions about mental health, trauma and resilience.
  • Support the enhancement of organizational culture, practices and policies in schools and other institutions to be trauma-informed.

Common Areas of Focus

In addition to the above listed local funding priorities, eligible nonprofits with experience implementing population-based strategies aligned to Kaiser Permanente’s national priorities known as the Common Areas of Focus (CAOF) may also be invited to apply.

Localized, CAOF-aligned, population-based strategies include direct programs, services, and/or other activities with demonstrated, evidence-based, positive outcomes that further one or a combination of the CAOFs listed below:

Economic Opportunity – Increasing income, improving financial security, and reducing economic inequities through business operations and community partnerships.

Equity – Invest to strengthen existing community-based organization leadership and action to dismantle discriminatory policies, systems, and practices that disadvantage communities of color.

Food for Life - Transforming the food system to improve health and food security for Kaiser Permanente members and communities.

Housing for Health – Transforming housing and homelessness systems to improve housing stability for Kaiser Permanente members and communities.

Thriving Schools – Working to foster healthier schools’ environments for students, staff, and teachers.

Social Health Practice – Establishing a social health practice that positively impacts the health of individuals and communities, reduces the total cost of care, and is serving as a model for our nation.

Applicant Eligibility

To be eligible for a Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park 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 organizationis not a private foundation
  • A 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 Baldwin Park Service Area, which includes the communities of: Azusa, Baldwin Park, Covina, Diamond Bar, Duarte, El Monte, Glendora, Hacienda Heights, Irwindale, Industry, La Puente, La Verne, Montebello, Monterey Park, Pomona, Rosemead, Rowland Heights, San Dimas, San Gabriel, South El Monte, Temple City, Valinda, Walnut, and West Covina

Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park 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 Baldwin Park 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 current grant application cyclewill close on August 11th.

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

  • Request falls within one or more of the grant-making focus areas: Access to Care, Mental Health, and Economic Security.
  • Grant objectives are specific, measurable, action-oriented, and time-defined.
  • Grant outcomes clearly indicate what will change because of the proposed request.
  • Grant budget includes other sources of funding and demonstrates sustainability.
  • Population 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.
  • Repeatgrant applicant has a positive reporting and evaluation history of previous grant awards.

Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park Medical Center's grant term for 2022is 12-months (Approx. November 2022- October 2023) and grants will range from $25,000 to $40,000.

To view your submitted application click here.

Grantmaking Contact

Reyna Del Haro

Director of Public Affairs and Brand Communication



By the Numbers


Total Grants Awarded in 2021

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.


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