Kaiser Permanente Announces $734,000 in Grants to Local Groups

Kaiser Permanente in the Marin-Sonoma Area has awarded more than $734,000 to local nonprofit organizations that provide community programs for improved health care access, healthy eating and active living (HEAL), early childhood development, education, and mental health and wellness.

Kaiser Permanente Community Benefit grants are awarded every year to local organizations working on specific programs and projects that align with Kaiser Permanente’s mission and goals resulting from priorities developed from the tri-annual Community Health Needs Assessment.

The Marin-Sonoma grant-making program supports local nonprofit, public health, and human service organizations that improve the health of underserved communities in Marin and Sonoma counties.

“At our core, we’re a caring, giving organization,” said Alena Wall, regional Community Benefit manager. “It’s important to support our local nonprofits and collaborate to transform community health where people live, work, and play.”

This year, Kaiser Permanente has five objectives in its Community Benefit grants program: improve access to health care, healthy eating active living (HEAL), early childhood development, education, and mental health and wellness services.

“We all benefit when the communities where we live and work are healthy,” says Judy Coffey, RN, senior vice president and area manager for the Marin-Sonoma Area. “That is why Kaiser Permanente continues to partner with community organizations to leverage a range of resources that expand access, enhance education, and improve the total health of our communities – mind, body and spirit.”