FONTANA, Calif. – Continuing its strong commitment to supporting the communities it serves, Kaiser Permanente has announced a total of $730,000 in Community Benefit grants to 44 non-profit organizations in San Bernardino County for 2017 to 2018.
The grants support school districts, community based organizations, clinics and cities to provide direct programs and services to low income, uninsured and underserved vulnerable populations throughout San Bernardino County.
“Kaiser Permanente strives to help eliminate health disparities and build healthier communities,” said Greg Christian, senior vice president and area manager, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. and Hospitals, San Bernardino County area. “We couldn’t do that without strong partnerships like the ones we have with these organizations. We are pleased to invest these significant resources to support our under-served populations in San Bernardino County.”
Kaiser Permanente San Bernardino County area’s grant funding is informed by the Hospitals Community Health Needs Assessment. For 2017, the grants were awarded to organizations in one of four community health need areas: 1. Access to Care; 2. Chronic Conditions; 3. Mental and Behavioral Health; 4. Economic Instability (Education Attainment, Homelessness, Food Security, Employment Skills Development).
Programs supported by Community Benefit help families receive primary care, dental and mental health care; teach people how to manage chronic diseases; promote preventive care; provide healthy eating and active living education; and support basic needs such as employment training, food security, housing and transportation.
The 44 Kaiser Permanente Community Benefit grant recipients for 2017 are:
Al Shifa Free Clinic
Another Level for Women
Arrowhead United Way
Bear Valley Unified School District
Boys & Girls Club of Fontana
Boys & Girls Club of the Mountain Communities
Boys & Girls Club of Redlands
Building a Generation
California State University, San Bernardino
Children’s Fund, Inc.
Christian Counseling Service
City of Montclair
City of Redlands
City of Rialto
City of Yucaipa
Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County (Food Bank)
Community Health Systems, Inc.
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of San Bernardino County
Family Service Agency of San Bernardino
Family Service Association
Foothill AIDS Project
Foothill Family Shelter
House of Ruth
Imtasik Family Counseling Services Inc.
Inland Empire United Way
Inland Valley Hope Partners
Mary’s Mercy Center, Inc.
Moses House Ministries
New Hope Free Clinic, Inc.
Ontario-Montclair School District
Ontario-Montclair Schools Foundation
Samaritan Counseling Center
San Bernardino City Unified School District
San Bernardino County Sexual Assault Services Inc.
Joan of Arc/The Lord’s Table
Victor Valley Rescue Mission
Vision y Compromiso (Network of Promotores de Salud)
Well of Healing Mobile Medical Clinic
Grant funding is just one way Kaiser Permanente helps ensure that good health extends beyond our doors. Community Benefit focuses not just on grant dollars but also includes a deep engagement in community partnerships. Kaiser Permanente provides in-kind expertise and resources, including surplus equipment, food and supplies. Kaiser Permanente also donates time and expertise through volunteerism — everything from physician volunteerism at non-profit community clinics to back-to-school donation drives for local schools.
Kaiser Permanente’s San Bernardino County service area has provided comprehensive, affordable health care to the Inland Empire for more than 70 years and serves more than 560,000 members. The San Bernardino County service area includes the Kaiser Foundation Hospitals in Fontana and Ontario, and medical offices in Fontana, Ontario, Rancho Cucamonga, Colton, Claremont, Montclair, Chino, San Bernardino, Victorville, Redlands and Upland.