Serving communities in Marin and Sonoma Counties

In addition to providing health care and coverage for low-income people, Kaiser Permanente’s community investments include grants, sponsorships, in-kind donations, and volunteerism. To learn more about what we do, please view the 2017 Northern California Community Health Snapshot.


Kaiser Permanente provides financial support to local nonprofit health and human service organizations with an emphasis on reaching low-income, under-resourced communities to address inequities. To qualify for consideration, grant requests must be focused on meeting at least one of the funding priorities outlined below.

2017-2019 funding priorities

  • Access to Care and Coverage
  • Healthy Eating Active Living
  • Mental Health and Wellness
  • Education (Marin County, Petaluma, and Sonoma Valley)
  • Early Childhood Education (Sonoma County, except Petaluma and Sonoma Valley)

To view our priority health needs and approved implementation strategies for the Marin-Sonoma service area: MSA 2018 Health needs with Implementation Strategies

To apply

The 2019 grant cycle will be an open, competitive process this year. On February 7, 2019, we will send out email invitations with instructions on how to complete an LOI through our new grants management system, Mosaic. The LOIs will be due February 18, 2019. Those selected to continue the application process will be sent the link for the Request for Proposal on March 18, 2019. Final grant awards will be announced at the end of June 2019.

NOTE: The 2019 request for grant proposals is now closed. The RFP will open again next January 2020 with the new community health needs assessment results.

Please contact us for more information or to be added to the LOI announcement.

Grant program timeline

February 7, 2019 Organizations invited to submit letter of intent
February 18, 2019 Letter of intent due (open process)
March 18, 2019 RFP released (invitation-only based on LOI)
April 19, 2019 Applications due electronically
End of June Awards announced
July 1, 2019 Grant period begins
December 6, 2019 Mid-year report due electronically
June 30, 2020 Grant period ends
August 1, 2020 Final report due electronically


We partner with community-based organizations on events and activities promoting prevention and wellness, education, economic and workforce development, and corporate and environmental stewardship.

New sponsorship application process

  Application available Application due Awards announced
First Funding Cycle* December 2018 February 28, 2019 March 28, 2019
Second Funding Cycle July 1, 2018 August 1, 2019 August 30, 2019

*Please Note: if your program is scheduled to take place before June 2019, be sure to apply for the first funding cycle.

To apply for sponsorship

We are pleased to announce we are rolling out a new online application system, found at You will need to create a new account by clicking on the Create Account button. Please note if you have an account with our old system, that account does not carry over. If you have questions regarding the application process please feel free to contact us. If you have technical issues with Mosaic or your application, please select the Help button on the Mosaic home page.

Community Health Needs Assessment

We are proud to share with you our San Rafael and Santa Rosa 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) report. The report reflects Kaiser Permanente’s long-standing commitment to working with other organizations to address the most urgent health needs in the communities we serve.

Conducting these assessments and making them available to the public is also important in meeting new federal requirements outlined in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. We invite you to view the Community Health Needs Assessments for each Kaiser Foundation Hospital and submit comments on our CHNA web page.

Contact us

Alena Wall, MA, CHES
Community Benefit Manager
Phone: (707) 566-5775

San Rafael/Marin area:

Nelia Soares
Contributions Operations Specialist

Santa Rosa/Sonoma area:

Kara Links
Contributions Operations Specialist