Community engagement plays a crucial role in the work of nonprofits organizations in the Northwest.
We are proud of our staff who volunteer with charitable organizations in communities where they live and work.
To demonstrate our support, Kaiser Permanente established the Kaiser Permanente Gives — Volunteer Grant Program. This program makes $5,000 to $15,000 in grant funding available to qualified charitable organizations to which Kaiser Permanente employees and clinicians donate their time.
Applications for Kaiser Permanente Gives grants are reviewed quarterly by a committee of Kaiser Permanente volunteers. Applications must be submitted by the community organization, not by a Kaiser Permanente employee. We have completed our 2018 grant review process. The 2019 submission deadlines will be February 15, July 19, and October 11. Grants are announced about 60 days after application deadlines.
We know that good health depends on many basic factors and conditions like a successful school experience, a good job, stable housing, or access to needed care. Through the community health needs assessment, Kaiser Permanente Northwest prioritizes the Key Drivers of Health that affect communities throughout our service area. The Kaiser Permanente Gives–Volunteer Grant Program focuses on providing funding to support these Key Drivers of Health: increasing opportunities for economic stability, increasing opportunities for educational attainment, and improving access to health care.
Economic Opportunity – The goal of this focus area is to support projects that increase individuals’ economic means to provide basic needs like food, shelter/housing, utility assistance, childcare to name a few. Projects’ should focus on helping those on a journey to become self-sufficient with needs like transportation, mentoring and workforce training and placement.
Educational Attainment – The goal of this focus area is to ensure that students in the PreK-12 system have the opportunity to excel, graduate high school, and successfully complete postsecondary education or training. Projects should focus on supporting youth, families, and community with ways to eliminate barriers and support successful efforts to promote educational attainment.
Access to Care – The goal of this focus area is to create equitable and culturally-appropriate access to medical, dental, mental health, and vision care. Projects should focus on ways to increase use of needed health services by populations who typically are underserved.
The KP Gives grant program aims to support projects that address these drivers of health and support the improvement of overall health for underserved communities throughout the Northwest Kaiser Permanente service area. Applications must align with one of the key Drivers of Health.
We have upgraded to a new grants management system for 2019. The new KP Gives Employee Grant program application will look a little different from previous years but will provide a user-friendly experience. Please click here to access the application.
For more information or for help completing an application, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.