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In the Community

Caring for our Community

For more than 70 years, Kaiser Permanente has had the same mission: to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and our communities. We’ve always known that good health goes beyond health care.

We believe healthy individuals need healthy communities to thrive, and healthy communities need healthy people.

We have a broad approach to improving the health and well-being of our communities that go beyond our grants and sponsorships. We recognize the impacts of social determinants like education, safe neighborhoods, food access, support systems, and employment on the health of our communities. We seek to make “upstream” investments in schools, neighborhood parks, local clinics, and a wide range of community-based organizations to improve “downstream” health outcomes.

Here in the Sacramento and Roseville areas, we have identified four critical health needs where we focus our efforts:

Four Focus Areas: Access to Care- Make a direct impact with our own charitable coverage programs and support the safety net of community clinics to provide high quality care outside our walls. Healthy Eating Active Living- Create healthy environments to help people eat better and move more, preventing and reducing the impact of chronic conditions. Mental Health and Wellness- Promote social-emotional health and well-being and improve access to high quality behavioral health care services. Community and Family Safety- Support prevention and intervention of family and community violence, and victims of those at-risk of violence.

Greater Sacramento Investment Highlights 2017

Total community benefit investment: $307.2 million, Total charitable care and coverage: $279.5 million, Total grants and donations: $15.7 million, Personal donations by KP employees: $203,509

Click on an image below for a printable snapshot of our community investments by area:

Roseville Sacramento South Sacramento
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Our focus areas of need were identified through a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA), which we conduct every three years in partnership with other healthcare providers in the region. Read the latest CHNA reports for Roseville, Sacramento and South Sacramento here.

Community Benefit Grants

Through our annual Community Benefit grants program, Kaiser Permanente supports local organizations that are working to improve the health of the communities we serve. Our 2017-2019 grants are focused on addressing the four health needs listed above.

Grant Process

We require all interested applicants to fill out a Letter of Intent to be added to the announcement list for future funding opportunities. Please send an email to SacramentoValley.Grant.CommunityBenefit@kp.org to receive Letter of Intent instructions.  Current and prospective grantees will receive a direct email about grant cycle timelines from our Community Benefit Manager.

Community Event Sponsorships

Each year through our sponsorship process, Kaiser Permanente supports organizations and events that improve the health of the communities we serve and businesses that improve economic vitality, and community growth and development.

Kaiser Permanente Greater Sacramento offers two application periods. Requests must be submitted during these times to be considered for sponsorship. If you have multiple events during the calendar year, you are encouraged to submit one application in the first period.


For events
January 1 – June 30, 2019 and
year-long sponsorships
Submission period:
November 1 – 30, 2018
Notifications:
January – February 2019
 

For events
July 1 – December 31, 2019
Submission period:
March 1 – 30, 2019
Notifications:
May – June 2019

For more information or to apply for a community event sponsorship, please visit our online sponsorship application.

Questions? Please contact us at pa-sponsorships@kp.org