Santa Cruz County

Kaiser Permanente is pleased to be part of the Santa Cruz community, with new offices in Santa Cruz, Watsonville, and Scotts Valley.  Our mission is not only to provide care for our members.  It is also to improve the health of the communities we serve.  Kaiser Permanente’s community investments include grants, sponsorships, in-kind donations, and volunteerism.


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

2017-2019 Funding Priorities in the Santa Cruz

  • Access to Care and Coverage
  • Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL)
  • Mental Health & Wellness
  • Community and Family Safety
  • To Apply

    Our 2018 grants application process is currently open.  The application and all required attachments must be received by Friday, June 29, 2018, 5 pm PST.  Grant award decisions will be announced on Monday, August 13, 2018.

    Guidelines and Instructions

    • Grant Guidelines and Application Instructions
    • Powerpoint: Santa Cruz County Grant Information Session
    • Recorded WebEx: Grant Application Guidelines
    • Sponsorships

      Kaiser Permanente South Bay Public Affairs actively supports a range of organizations in Santa Cruz County with support for health and wellness related events and activities that focus on preventing disease and promoting wellness, education, economic and workforce development, and corporate and environmental stewardship.

      If you would like to apply for a sponsorship, please do the following:

      To Apply

      Review the 2018 Santa Cruz Sponsorship Guide, which contains information about our funding priorities, eligibility guidelines and detailed instructions on how to submit an online sponsorship request, as well as a list of required documents that must be uploaded as part of your submission.

      After reviewing the South Bay Sponsorship Guide, please access the Santa Cruz Sponsorship Application.

      • Cycle 1 (events/activities to be held January – June 2018)
      • Open – November 1, 2017

        Deadline – December 1, 2017

        Notification – January 22, 2018

      • Cycle 2 (events/activities to be held July – December 2018)
      • Open – April 9, 2018

        Deadline – May 4, 2018

        Notification – June 25, 2018

        All questions about the application process will be accepted by email only. Please submit questions to:

        Thank you for your interest and inquiry.

        For More Information, Contact: 

        Stephan Wahl

        South Bay Hub Community Benefit Manager

        Santa Clara, San Jose, Redwood City, and Santa Cruz County

        Judy Lloyd

        South Bay Hub Contributions Operations Specialist