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January 13, 2012 > Community grant applications now accepted

Community grant applications now accepted

Submitted By Jessie Mangaliman

Kaiser Permanente is now soliciting and accepting applications for its 2012 Community Benefit Grants Program in southern Alameda County.

The deadline for online application is Monday, Jan. 16 at 4 p.m.

Non-profit community groups and government agencies are encouraged to apply for these health grants. For nearly 60 years, Kaiser Permanente's social mission has been the foundation of its community service programs.

"These grants speak to the core work of Kaiser Permanente: improving the health of our members and the communities we serve," said Sylvia Jimenez, Community Benefit Manager for Kaiser Permanente in southern Alameda County. "These grants address health care disparities and we're inviting community groups to apply."

Last year, Kaiser Permanente distributed more than $800,000 to 40 community organizations whose work ranged from preventing cyberbullying in schools in San Leandro; preventing youth violence through a tattoo removal program in Hayward and Fremont; to online classes on managing diabetes for Hindi and Punjabi speaking residents in the county.

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, 2012 to Dec. 31, 2012.
Applicants will be notified of the status of their application by March 23.

To apply online, visit: http://info.kp.org/communitybenefit/html/our_communities/northern-california/alamedaco/. Scroll down to "Application Process and Timeline."

For questions, contact Arleen Carino, Kaiser Permanente Community Benefit Specialist, at 510-618-5807 or email at arleen.r.carino@kp.org.

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