East Bay

Serving communities located in west Contra Costa County and northern Alameda County

Kaiser Permanente’s East Bay service area includes North Alameda County and parts of West Contra Costa County and is served by the Oakland and Richmond medical centers.

In addition to providing affordable health care and coverage for its members and patients, Kaiser Permanente engages the communities it serves with a variety of resources, including grants to address identified health needs, donations, sponsorships to support community partner events and activities, in-kind donations, and volunteers.

Community Health Needs Assessment

The Kaiser Permanente 2020–2022 Community Health Needs Assessment reports for the Oakland and Richmond medical centers reflect Kaiser Permanente’s long-standing commitment to addressing the most urgent social needs and community conditions to improve total health for all. To view the Community Health Needs Assessments for each Kaiser Foundation Hospital and submit comments, please visit the Kaiser Permanente Community Health Needs Assessments page.


Kaiser Permanente provides financial support to local nonprofit health and human service organizations with an emphasis on helping underserved communities. Grant requests must address at least one of the priority health needs identified in the medical center’s latest Community Health Needs Assessment.

Top funding priorities for East Bay service area:

  1. Health Care Access and Delivery
  2. Mental Health
  3. Economic Security

Proposals for grants begin with a letter of intent, or LOI, proposal. LOIs will be reviewed and must meet solicitation requirements and expectations. Then a select number of applicants will be invited to submit an online grant application to be considered for funding. This competitive process is the only opportunity in 2020 to request grant funding from Kaiser Permanente East Bay.

Please review the East Bay Application Guide for more information.

Oakland and Richmond medical centers — 2020 grant program deadlines

January 6, 2020 Begin accepting letters of intent
February 7, 2020 Letters of intent due 
March 6, 2020 Selected applicants invited to submit grant application
April 6, 2020 Grant applications due 
June 19, 2020 Grant awards announced
July 1, 2020 Grant cycle begins 


Kaiser Permanente East Bay partners with community-based organizations to support events and activities addressing our identified health needs and promoting healthy lifestyles, education, workforce development, and environmental stewardship.

To learn more about our sponsorship program and eligibility, please contact the local public affairs representative.

For instructions on how to submit an online sponsorship application, please review the Mosaic User Guide for Sponsorship Applicants.

Contact Us

For grants:

Susanna Osorno-Crandall
Oakland Medical Center
Community Health Manager

Molly Bergstrom
Richmond Medical Center
Community Health Manager

Marilyn Helton
Contributions Operations Specialist

For sponsorships:

Jessica Arline
Senior Public Affairs Representative

Marilyn Helton
Contributions Operations Specialist