Kaiser Permanente Accepting Proposals for Community Health Grants in Maryland, Virginia, and D.C.


Kaiser Permanente, the region’s leading health system, today announced a call for grant proposals for up to four $50,000 grants to be awarded to community organizations and nonprofits in the D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia areas. The grants will be used to improve community health and promote health equity in the region.

Kaiser Permanente is offering grant funding in two key focus areas:

  • Economic Opportunity: This funding is intended for organizations interested in advancing Kaiser Permanente’s Diverse Business Growth strategy, which is focused on helping diverse entrepreneurs launch and/or sustain successful small businesses, become agents of change and build wealth for themselves, their employees, and their communities.
  • Food & Nutritional Security: This funding is intended for organizations interested in advancing Kaiser Permanente’s Food Is Medicine strategy, which is focused on addressing nutrition and food insecurity that affect diet-related chronic diseases.

“At Kaiser Permanente, we recognize that health is the result of many factors, such as economic opportunity, social support, and environmental sustainability. Therefore, a key piece of our work to improve health involves support for nonprofits and charitable organizations through community health grants,” said Cynthia Cifuentes, vice president of Brand, Communications and Community Engagement at Kaiser Permanente. “These grants serve as catalysts for transformative change, empowering communities and fostering resilience through solutions that address the social determinants of health. We are pleased to launch this new call for community health grant letters of interest and encourage those in our community with similar missions and goals to apply for these grants so we can help more people in our communities live healthy and well.”

Community organizations and nonprofits can learn more about Kaiser Permanente’s grantmaking efforts by joining an information session on February 14 at 9 a.m. EST. Register or view recording at: http://tinyurl.com/KPgrantLOIwebinar.

More information about the application process is available at kp.org/grantmaking/mas. Letters of Interest must be submitted by February 28, 2024. Successful grant recipients will be selected based on the quality of their proposal and on their alignment with Kaiser Permanente’s dedication to improving conditions for health and promoting equity within our community.

Investing in communities across the region is a key piece of Kaiser Permanente’s mission of improving the health of its members and the community it serves. In 2023, Kaiser Permanente awarded $1.38 million in grants to 22 community organizations and nonprofits, supporting programs and resources that had a significant impact on social services in the Mid-Atlantic region. These grants addressed the root causes, or social determinants, of health, such as economic opportunity, affordable housing, safe and supportive schools, and a healthy environment.

About Kaiser Permanente

Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente has a mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve more than 12.6 million members in 8 states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal Permanente Medical Group physicians, specialists, and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery, and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education, and the support of community health. For more information, go to about.kp.org.

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