Community Health Grantmaking

Community Health Grantmaking

Through commitments and partnerships with charitable and community-based organizations we improve community health by addressing health disparities and public health issues in low-income, underserved, and at-risk communities.

To best serve our communities, we regularly evaluate how we support community health and how we work with our partners in the community. As a result, grantmaking is currently by invitation only.

Areas of focus

Our grantmaking is informed by Kaiser Permanente’s national community health areas of focus and our Colorado Community Health Needs Assessment that we conduct every 3 years.

Our current Colorado grantmaking investments include:

  • Safety net and specialty care partnerships
  • Improving neighborhood active living infrastructure
  • Addressing social-emotional wellness needs in school districts
  • Supporting organizations that provide financial literacy services

Kaiser Permanente’s national community health areas of focus include:

Picture of health

Our work is influenced by our heritage of prevention and health promotion. We believe that good health is a fundamental right shared by everyone. 

We understand that good health extends beyond the doctor’s office and the hospital. It begins with healthy environments: fresh fruits and vegetables in neighborhood stores, successful schools, clean air, accessible parks, and safe playgrounds. These are the vital signs of healthy communities.

Good health for the entire community requires equity and social and economic well-being. By looking at the full picture of health, we’re not just providing health care — we’re tackling real-world challenges to ultimately create better health outcomes for more people.

Together with our community partners we build a healthier Colorado.