Discover Kaiser Permanente in:

Kern County
community grants


Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to improving the health of people living and working in Kern County. Beyond contributing to strengthening the health care safety net through provision of emergency medical care, charity care, Medi-Cal and Healthy Families services, and Kaiser Permanente charitable coverage programs, we provide qualified nonprofit organizations with grant funding in order to improve the health and well-being of the communities we serve. In 2011, Kaiser Permanente provided nearly $2.5 million in grant funding to non-profit organizations.

Kaiser Permanente Kern County uses an electronic grant application. Grant applications are reviewed by a grants review committee and then funding decisions are made.  One cycle takes place each year and strategic funding priority areas are based on a health needs assessment conducted every three years.

For more information on the Kaiser Permanente Kern County grant process, funding priority areas, eligibility, potential grant amounts and to begin the online submission process, please visit the Kern County Community Benefit website. Discover the many contributions Kaiser Permanente makes in communities throughout Southern California by visiting the Community Benefit page at

Charitable Contributions Grant Workshop 2017

Grants for 2017 will be released on February 15th and due before 2 pm on March 15th. Click HERE for online application.

Inquiries about Kaiser Permanente’s Community Benefit Grant Program may be sent to

  • Get information on Kaiser Permanente’s Southern California regional grant making process (a distinct process from Kaiser Permanente’s Kern County Medical Center).
  • Discover the many contributions KP makes in communities throughout Southern California.

Additional Community Resources