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Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to improving the health of people living and working in San Diego County. Beyond contributing to strengthening the health care safety net through provision of emergency medical care, charity care, Medi-Cal services, and Kaiser Permanente charitable coverage programs, we provide qualified nonprofit organizations with grant funding to improve the health and well-being of the communities we serve. In 2014, Kaiser Permanente provided nearly $1.5 million in grant funding to San Diego County non-profit organizations, through our local and regional grant programs.

To learn more about the 2015 grants program, please visit:

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Kaiser Permanente’s San Diego Medical Center uses a two-step process in carrying out its grant making. First, non-profit organizations are invited to submit an online letter of inquiry (LOI). Next, LOIs are reviewed using a common scorecard. After, selected organizations are invited to submit a full grant application. Grant applications are reviewed by a grants review committee and then funding decisions are made. One cycle will take place in 2015 and strategic funding priority areas are based on a community health needs assessment conducted every three years.

Inquiries about Kaiser Permanente’s Community Benefit Grant Program may be sent to Please visit beginning in March of 2016 to view information regarding the letter of inquiry process for Cycle 1 of 2016.

Note: This process is for grant applications only.

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