Grants and sponsorships

Grants and sponsorships

At Kaiser Permanente Northwest, we cultivate thoughtful partnerships with local organizations that align with our mission and promote the mental, physical, social, and emotional well-being of people in northwestern Oregon and southwest Washington. Many of these partnerships are created through our grants and event sponsorships that support vital community programs and services, and address issues that affect the overall health of the community.

Grantmaking

We periodically announce requests for proposals from community organizations whose work aligns with our community health programming and what have been determined to be the high-priority health needs in communities we serve. Stay tuned here for future announcements.

Employee Volunteer Grant Program

COVID-19 has brought many changes to all of our organizations and at this time we are working to evaluate how our Kaiser Permanente Gives — Volunteer Grant Program can best support our partners. Please check this website for updates.

Surplus Equipment Donation Program

Kaiser Permanente’s Surplus Equipment Donation Program makes in-kind donations to organizations in need. Any qualified tax-exempt organization may apply. Learn more about the Surplus Equipment Donation Program.

Sponsorships

Guided by Community Health Needs Assessments (CHNA), which strategically inform where Kaiser Permanente Northwest resources will make the greatest impact, our sponsorships invest in events that bring our community together, and increase public understanding and support for our brand and mission. In 2020, CHNA focus areas are access to health care, economic opportunity, and mental health and wellness, including addiction/behavioral health. Additional parameters align with national strategies and include specific initiatives around social health, housing, schools, medical financial assistance, Medicaid, cities, environmental stewardship, board service, and geographic expansion.

Through the lens of CHNA and our strategic priorities, sponsorship proposals are evaluated based on meeting the following criteria:

  • Organization must have valid 501(c)(3) tax status.
  • Organization must fall within our Kaiser Permanente Northwest service area (counties include: Oregon state: Benton, Clackamas, Columbia, Hood River, Lane, Linn, Marion, Multnomah, Polk, Washington, Yamhill; Washington state: Clark, Cowlitz, Skamania, Wahkiakum).
  • Proposal must provide the opportunity to create long-term value.
  • Proposal must reach targeted audiences and potential for building long-term, sustainable relationships.
  • Proposal must provide positive exposure for the Kaiser Permanente brand.
  • Requests can leverage additional resource investments and share Kaiser Permanente Northwest expertise.
  • Kaiser Permanente Northwest employees must be connected and engaged with the organization.
  • Requests will enhance internal strategies and business growth.

We are unable to support the following types of activities:

  • Events outside the Kaiser Permanente Northwest service area
  • Donations or support to general-appeal campaigns, endowments, or memorials
  • Requests that benefit an individual, family, or group
  • Local (city, school) sporting events, individuals, or sporting teams
  • Religious activities, in whole or in part, for furthering religious doctrine
  • Health care research
  • Travel expenses
  • Door prizes or raffles
  • School-affiliated orchestras, bands, choirs, drama groups, yearbooks, class parties, or class or team projects
  • Political candidates, activities, or organizations
  • Personal appeals for funding of individual medical care, insurance coverage for individuals, scholarships, tuition, educational expenses, conference registration, etc.
  • Film or documentary productions
  • Organizations that do not comply with Kaiser Permanente’s anti-discrimination policy
  • National conferences
  • Membership fees or dues
  • Pageants
  • Advertising activities
  • Golf tournaments

COVID-19 has brought unprecedented challenges we are all facing. Therefore, we are not currently accepting proposals for sponsorships while we evaluate how we can best serve the needs of our community partners amid this complex, changing landscape. Please check this website regularly for updates on when proposals for sponsorships will once again be accepted.

When we are able to resume accepting sponsorship proposals, they must be submitted online at least 60 days prior to the scheduled event date to be considered. Only those proposals submitted via the online application will be considered. Submitting a proposal does not guarantee your event will be sponsored. We review requests in a multistep process; you will be informed of the decision within 8 to 12 weeks from the event date. For questions, contact us at Kaiser-Permanente-Events@kp.org.