Our work in the community pairs funding with the expertise and commitment of our people and more than 7 decades of experience as the nation’s largest nonprofit integrated health care organization. Kaiser Permanente’s initiatives and partnerships address social needs and community conditions to improve health for all.
As part of our nonprofit mission to improve the health of the communities we serve, Kaiser Permanente is committed to ensuring health access for those most in need. This includes high-quality health care for people with low incomes and people who are uninsured or underinsured.
Our Medical Financial Assistance program provides temporary financial assistance to qualified low-income, uninsured, and underinsured patients for medically necessary care at Kaiser Permanente facilities.
Our Community Health Care program provides health care coverage to low-income individuals and families who are not eligible for other public or private health coverage. Monthly premiums are subsidized, and there are no out-of-pocket costs for most care received at Kaiser Permanente facilities.
We participate in public programs such as Medi-Cal, and we help people access health coverage through Covered California, the state’s health insurance exchange.
We also partner with safety net organizations, including community health centers and public hospitals, that provide health care for uninsured and underserved communities. We provide grants and technical assistance to help these providers make quality improvements and enhance access to care.
Our physicians and employees also donate thousands of volunteer hours to provide specialty care to people in need.
KPImpact for Good brings together Kaiser Permanente Northern California’s employee volunteering program, KPCares, and its employee giving program, KPGives. Together, these programs give our employees and physicians the opportunity to positively impact the communities we serve by donating to eligible charities or volunteering their time at organizations of their choice.
Kaiser Permanente Northern California’s KPCares program organizes community service projects throughout the year as volunteer opportunities for employees and physicians. We work with community organizations to provide technical assistance, expertise, and our volunteers. These efforts support Kaiser Permanente’s mission to improve the health of our communities by connecting our teams with hands-on volunteering, skills-based opportunities, and service on boards of directors.
Kaiser Permanente Northern California offers a workplace donation matching program, KPGives. During KPGives campaigns, we match employee and physician contributions to qualifying nonprofit organizations to maximize giving power and impact in the community.
For organizations interested in hosting Kaiser Permanente volunteers, please contact: KPImpact4Good@kp.org.
Since 1986, Kaiser Permanente Educational Theatre has inspired and empowered millions of students and adults to make healthy choices. It is part of Kaiser Permanente’s Thriving Schools initiative, which helps strengthen the health and well-being of school communities across the country, so every school succeeds, every employee excels, and every child thrives.
Educational Theatre offers a wide range of theatrical productions and interactive workshops to schools and community organizations at no cost throughout the areas Kaiser Permanente serves. Currently, there are 3 programs available:
Kaiser Permanente strives to be a good community partner by collaborating with community-based organizations and government entities to address our society’s most pressing social needs.
Kaiser Permanente event sponsorships proudly support community activities such as, but not limited to, charity galas, conferences, health fairs, and walk/run fundraisers throughout Northern California.
To be considered for a sponsorship, please contact NCAL-Community-Involvement@kp.org.
The Institutional and Planned Giving program facilitates donations made to Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, a nonprofit, public health organization exempt under Internal Revenue Code 501(c)(3).
Donations are often given in remembrance of a loved one or in recognition of care provided by a team of health professionals. It is Kaiser Foundation Hospitals’ policy to not appeal to Kaiser Permanente members or to the public for contributions. While we never ask for donations, we are always grateful to accept gifts or contributions to Kaiser Foundation Hospitals.
Donations to Kaiser Foundation Hospitals are used to directly enhance patient programs and services that are not covered by health plan benefits, including but not limited to:
For more information, please see our Giving Matters brochure. Information regarding estate planning is also available.
Institutional and Planned Giving
Telephone: 510-987-4000 or 1-855-6GIVING (1-855-644-8464)
Kaiser Permanente’s KP LAUNCH offers young adults paid internship opportunities in our Northern California regional headquarters, hospitals, and medical office buildings.
The program’s goal is to build and sustain a pipeline of diverse talent that will become future health care leaders and help meet the needs of the Northern California communities we serve. KP LAUNCH helps Kaiser Permanente shape the future of health care and create more equitable communities by positively impacting the lives of students from backgrounds that are currently underrepresented in health care careers.
This is all part of Kaiser Permanente’s commitment to providing high-quality care and meeting the cultural and linguistic needs of Northern California’s increasingly diverse communities.
To learn more about KP LAUNCH, please visit our website at kplaunch.kaiserpermanente.org.
Kaiser Permanente’s partnership with Reach Out and Read ensures that growing up healthy means growing up with books.
Reach Out and Read is a national organization that promotes literacy by providing a new book to children at their well-child visits beginning at 6 months of age. Kaiser Permanente was the first health care organization to adopt the Reach Out and Read model. Research shows that children who grow up with books and who are read to during the first years of life are more likely to love reading and start school ready to learn.
Approximately 80 Kaiser Permanente pediatric clinics and satellite sites in Northern California serve as nationally recognized Reach Out and Read outposts.
More than 800 Kaiser Permanente Northern California pediatric providers give guidance about reading to children and their parents during well-child visits.
Annually, about 300,000 books are distributed to children through Kaiser Permanente in Northern California.
Kaiser Permanente Northern California Reach Out and Read