General Eligibility

We strive to improve our communities' health so that all people – including the low-income and underserved – live in healthy, vibrant places with access to quality care. During open grant cycles, a review committee meets to consider health improvement applications from eligible organizations that align with our health focus areas.

Most contributions will support projects that produce health improvement outcomes in underserved communities, rather than event sponsorships.

To receive support from Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Georgia, Inc. applicants must meet the following criteria:

• Be a tax exempt, nonprofit 501(c)(3) public charity or governmental entity
• Be incorporated in and request funding for a project in at least one county in our service area: Barrow, Bartow, Butts, Carroll, Cherokee, Clarke, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, Dawson, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Hall, Haralson, Heard, Henry, Lamar, Madison, Meriwether, Newton, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Paulding, Pickens, Pike, Rockdale, Spalding or Walton
• Have completed grant period if a previous grantee
• Have submitted all outstanding Kaiser Permanente project reports, if a previous grantee
• Be able to provide required supporting documents if selected for grant application (990 tax return, audit, etc.)

Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Georgia, Inc. does not fund:

• Private foundations
• Organizations that discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, national origin, age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, handicap, disability, medical condition or veteran status
• Groups with an open Kaiser Permanente grant
• Political candidates or organizations
• Faith-based organizations that will use funds to teach or advance a religious ideology or solely provide programs to its own congregation, membership or students
• Organizations and programs outside the Kaiser Permanente of Georgia service area
• Sports teams/events, student enrichment trips or school yearbooks

Q:What is Community Benefit?

Kaiser Permanente of Georgia cares for people – both inside and outside of the exam room. As a non-profit, tax exempt health plan, our idea of health care goes beyond the walls of our medical facilities and into the 33 counties that comprise our Georgia service area.

Community Benefit supports efforts that improve access to care for all – especially the low-income and underserved. We work to benefit the community at-large by addressing issues most affecting residents' health as documented in our Needs Assessment. Community Benefit is more than what we do; it's who we are.