Kaiser Permanente Awards $4.16 Million in Community Grants to Organizations in San Bernardino County


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Kaiser Permanente Awards $4.16 Million in Community Grants to Organizations in San Bernardino County


FONTANA, CA, January 20, 2023 – Continuing its strong commitment to supporting the communities it serves, Kaiser Permanente has announced a total of $4,161,500 million in Community Health grants awarded in 2022 to 61 organizations in San Bernardino County.

The grants support schools, clinics and community-based organizations to provide direct programs and services to low income, uninsured, and underserved vulnerable populations throughout San Bernardino County. Included in the total are $731,500 in local Kaiser Permanente San Bernardino County grants and $3,430,000 in regional grants from Kaiser Permanente Southern California.

“Kaiser Permanente strives to help eliminate health disparities and build healthier communities. This is a very important core value within our Mission,” said Georgina Garcia, Senior Vice President and Area Manager, Kaiser Foundation Hospitals/Health Plan, San Bernardino County Area. “We are pleased to invest these significant resources to support our amazing, committed partners who work with our under-served populations in San Bernardino County.”

Grants in each of the eight Kaiser Foundation Hospital community priority areas are listed below:

Access to Care – Increase community access to high-quality health care in a coordinated delivery care system.

  • Community Health Association Inland Southern Region– Safety Net Support
  • IE CEEM (Coalition for Cultural Change)- Elevating Equity and Access to Care
  • Symba Center– Chronic Disease Management for Uninsured
  • Well of Healing Mobile Medical Clinic- Care for Individuals with Diabetes and Hypertension

Behavioral & Mental Health – Improve equitable access to mental health care services for community.

  • Boys & Girls Club of Fontana- Social Emotional Learning for Youth
  • Child Advocates of San Bernardino County- Improving Mental Health of Foster Youth


  • Citrus Counseling Services- Access to Immediate & Long-term Resilience
  • City of Fontana- The Mental Health Awareness Project
  • Colton Joint Unified School District-Behavioral and Mental Health Internship Program
  • Community Health Association Inland Southern Region-Mental Health Capacity Building
  • Foothill AIDS Project- Mental Health Treatment for People Living With HIV/AIDS
  • Greater Hope Foundation for Children- Behavioral Health Treatment
  • Making Hope Happen Foundation- Mental Health First Aid Training
  • Samaritan Counseling Center- Affordable Mental Health Counseling for Underserved
  • San Bernardino Valley College Foundation- Psych Tech Program
  • Social Science Services- Mental Health Outreach Campaign
  • Think Together- Trauma-Informed Care Program in Schools

Food for Life – Reduce food insecurity in the community and improve access to healthy foods.

  • City of Rialto- Healthy Rialto Nutrition Program
  • Arrowhead United Way- United Against Food Insecurity
  • Mary's Mercy Center- Mary's Meal Table
  • Family Assistance Program- Youth Drop-In Centers
  • Huerta Del Valle- Growing Consciousness and Capacity for Urban Agriculture
  • Inland Valley Hope Partners- Food Security and Farm Expansion
  • Food Forward- Increasing Access to Healthy Food

Social Health – Establish social health practices that positively impact individual and community health.

  • Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County- Family Development Mobile Services
  • United States Veterans Initiative- Addressing Social Needs of Veterans

Thriving Schools – Working to foster healthier school environments for students, staff, and teachers.

  • California School-Based Health Alliance- Building Momentum for School Health Care
  • Colton Joint Unified School District- Thriving Schools
  • Hesperia Unified School District- Supporting Health & Wellness of District Staff
  • Rialto Unified School District- Rialto Thrives, Parent Institute
  • San Bernardino City Unified School District- Building Teams
  • Victor Elementary School District- Whole Family Project

Racial Equity – Advancing Racial Equity.

  • Congregation Organized for Prophetic Engagement (COPE) – Systemic Change for Racial Justice & Equity

Economic Opportunity – Increase financial stability and reduce inequities through opportunities for education, jobs, and income to improve one’s economic circumstances overtime.

  • Black Cooperative Investment Fund- Microlending for Black-Owned Businesses
  • Bright Prospect-College Readiness Program
  • Building A Generation- Career Pathway Program
  • Family Assistance Program- Enhancing Financial Health Services
  • Goodwill Industries- Developing Financial Health and Sustainable Career Pathways
  • High Desert Second Chance- Financial Health Initiative
  • Leaven Program- Education Tutoring and Mentoring
  • Making Hope Happen Foundation- Financial Health Initiative to Uplift San Bernardino
  • Montclair Community Foundation- Montclair to College for Economic Prosperity
  • Mountain Communities Boys & Girls Club-Project Learn
  • National Latina Business Women Association- Management & Leadership for Latina Entrepreneurs
  • Neighborhood Partnership Housing Services- Credit Building and Financial Wellness
  • Rialto Unified School District- Teach Rialto “Grow Our Own Educators”

Housing for Health – Create more affordable housing, reduce the displacement of under- resourced households, and end homelessness by ensuring access to supportive housing.

  • The Salvation Army- Continuum of Care
  • DOVES of Big Bear Valley- Transitional Living Program
  • Family Service Association of Redlands- Housing for Safe and Healthy Families
  • Victor Valley Rescue Mission- Homeless and At-Risk Populations
  • House of Ruth- Domestic Violence Housing First Program
  • Foothill Family Shelter- Housing for Families Facing Homelessness & Hardship
  • Inland Fair Housing and Mediation Board- Fair Housing Project
  • The Chance Project-Pathways to Housing Network-Built for Zero Initiative Preparation
  • Imtasik Family Counseling Services- Mental Health Homeless Street Outreach
  • Inland SoCal Housing Collective- Housing Advocacy and Education
  • Legal Aid Society of San Bernardino- Enhancing Service Delivery
  • San Bernardino City Unified School District- Uplift San Bernardino Healthy Homes
  • Inland Southern California 211- Regional Access Points for Homeless Coordinated Entry System
  • Hope through Housing Foundation- Resident Services to Prevent Homelessness
  • Inland Counties Legal Services- Legal Aid Capacity Building for Housing


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 nonprofit 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 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.

Kaiser Permanente’s San Bernardino County Service Area has provided comprehensive, affordable health care to the Inland Empire for more than 75 years and serves over 668,000 members. The San Bernardino County Service Area includes the Kaiser Foundation Hospitals in Fontana and Ontario, and medical offices in Fontana, Ontario, Chino, Claremont, Colton, Hesperia, Montclair, Rancho Cucamonga, Redlands, San Bernardino, Victorville, and Upland.

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