Kaiser Permanente is now soliciting and accepting applications for its 2013 Community Grants Program in southern Alameda County, a yearly program that provides funds to community organizations and public agencies to improve the health of Kaiser Permanente members and their communities.
The deadline for online application is Friday, Feb. 1 at 4 p.m. (See below for application details and instructions.)
For over 60 years, Kaiser Permanente’s social mission has been the foundation of its community service programs. As a values-driven, not-for-profit integrated health care organization, Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to improving the health of its members and the communities it serves.
Kaiser Permanente’s Community Benefit Program for southern Alameda County is administered through Kaiser Permanente Public Affairs Department on behalf of the Hayward and Fremont Medical Centers.
“These grants are about the core work of Kaiser Permanente: improving the health of our members and the communities we serve,” said Arleen Carino, Community Benefit Manager for Kaiser Permanente in southern Alameda County. “We encourage community groups to apply for these health grants.”
Last year, Kaiser Permanente awarded $462,000 to 30 programs serving communities in southern Alameda County. They included the Bay Area Community Services, a non-profit that runs an adult day care in Fremont, which developed therapeutic nutritional programs for seniors to help them manage diabetes and cardiovascular diseases; the Bay Area Women’s Sports Initiative, a group that promoted physical activity among young girls in Hayward by partnering them with female athlete mentors; LIFT - Levántate!, a group that trained low-income youth in Hayward as peer educators promoting healthy life choices; and Niroga Institute, an Oakland-based non-profit that taught yoga, breathing techniques and meditation to students in two Fremont schools.
Funding priorities this year include: reduce obesity in adults and children; reduce teen pregnancy rates; improve access to prevention and primary care services; improve prevention and management of diabetes and cardiovascular disease; and increasing violence prevention and education.
The funding range for community grants this year is in two categories: new and innovative community grants range from $5,000 to $15,000; collaborative grants range from $15,000 to $30,000, in which two or more groups partner in a project.
The project time line will run from April 1, 2013 to Dec. 31, 2013.
Applicants will be notified of the status of their application by March 22.
To apply online, visit: http://info.kp.org/communitybenefit/html/our_communities/northern-california/alamedaco/. Scroll down to “Application Process and Timeline.”
Electronic application deadline is Friday, Feb. 1 at 4 p.m.
For questions, contact Susan Miranda, Kaiser Permanente Community Benefit Specialist, at 510-618-4018 or email at email@example.com.