22 Redwood City Nonprofits Receive Kaiser Grants

Kaiser Permanente announced recipients of its grants ranging from $5,000 to $35,000 for community programs that improve health---in every way from obesity to violence.

announced Monday their annual Community Benefit Grant recipients yesterday, which included 22 Redwood City serving organizations and many other south- and mid-San Mateo county groups.

The following organizations received grants, ranging from $5,000 to $35,000:

  1. Adolescent Counseling Services
  2. Catholic Charities – San Carlos Adult Day Services
  3. Collective Roots, East Palo Alto
  4. Dreamer Hall of Fame
  5. El Concillo of San Mateo County
  6. Family Connections
  7. Friends of the Veterans’ Memorial Center
  8. International Institute of the Bay Area
  9. Lewis & Joan Platt YMCA, East Palo Alto
  10. Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center
  11. Peninsula Family Service Agency
  12. Peninsula Volunteers
  13. Ravenswood Family Health Center Pharmaceutical Practices – Access, Aging
  14. San Mateo County Health Foundation
  15. San Mateo Police Activities League
  16. Sequoia YMCA
  17. San Mateo County Sheriff’s Activities League
  18. St. Francis Center of Redwood City
  19. StarVista
  20. Teen Talk Sexuality Education

For a complete list of all the nonprofits that received a total of $610,000, see the press release to the right.

“This funding will help provide a positive impact on our communities’ health,” said Kaiser Senior Vice President and Area Manager Frank Beirne. “Partnering with community based organizations is one way we help transform neighborhoods and communities into healthier places to live, work, and play." 

Grant applicants were required to address one of five health priorities: childhood obestiy, access to care, at-risk youth behavior, health of our aging population, and violence.

Kaiser's Community Benefit Advisory Board evaluated over 100 applications before awarding $610,000 in grants.

Tell Patch in the comments below what you think are the best ways to improve health in our communities. 

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John Foley August 10, 2012 at 06:22 PM
Thank GOD some people ar Kaiser were smart enough to not give hard earned money to RCSD. After all, they have their new TAX that will NEVER sunset.
rcrapes September 14, 2012 at 06:06 AM
John, it doesn't look like they gave money to any school districts.


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