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Kaiser Permanente awards nearly $140,000 to nonprofit organizations serving the Elk Grove area
Kaiser Permanente awards nearly $140,000 to nonprofit organizations serving the Elk Grove area

Kaiser Permanente has awarded 56 grants totaling nearly $1.5 million to 54 local not-for-profit organizations, schools and government entities serving the greater Sacramento community. That includes $140,000 in funds to organizations serving the Elk Grove area.

The Community Benefit grants – which range in individual amounts from $5,000 to $97,304 – are part of a longstanding practice for Kaiser Permanente, the region’s leading integrated health-care provider, which works to improve the health of the communities it serves in Sacramento, Yolo, Placer and El Dorado counties. Overall, the grants seek to improve access to medical care, support mental health services, reduce violence, develop the workforce and promote healthy eating and active living.

The largest allocation of funding will help the uninsured and underinsured access health care programs and services at various community clinics and organizations.

But other grants help to improve over all community health, especially access to healthy food.

One of the recipients is Elk Grove Food Bank Services which will use a grant to support its Accessible and Nutritious Food Programs. Goals of the program include providing nutritional information and guidance to clients, staff, and volunteers, as well as increasing the number of clients served through their satellite locations by 200 to ultimately reach more food insecure residents and low-income senior citizens in outlying areas.

"The generous support of Kaiser Permanente helps Elk Grove Food Bank Services reach clients that live remotely or in senior affordable housing and do not have access to transportation.  Through this award we will be able to serve over 200 farmworkers, which include their families and approximately 500 low-income seniors each month with nutritious food and nutritional education,” said Marie Jachino, Executive Director for Elk Grove Food Bank Services.

My Sister’s House was given a grant to establish Project REACH: Reaching Each Asian Community with Hope. Project REACH is designed to enhance My Sister's House’s ability to provide culturally appropriate trauma-informed domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence and human trafficking services to two target populations in the Asian Pacific Islander community within South Sacramento and Elk Grove.

A grant to People Reaching Out will support the Respect Campaigns, mobilizing 100 young people ages 12-18 to design and implement violence prevention-oriented, social marketing "Respect Campaigns" on their school campus in an effort to impact the campus culture and build a safer school climate for the approximately 4,700 students who attend those schools within the Elk Grove Unified School District.

Sacramento County Office Of Education will use a grant to support the LINKS Group Mentoring Program, providing a long-term mentoring experience for high-risk youth in the Elk Grove Unified School District who desire to develop a relationship with a mentor who will serve as a guide/coach and help them improve their social/emotional skills and plan for life after high school.

A grant to the Elk Grove Unified School District will help the Teen Parent Program increase the number of pregnant and parenting teens regularly attending school and increase access to ongoing health care and other supportive services for teen parents

Kaiser Permanente operates in three local service areas – South Sacramento, Sacramento and Roseville, including two medical offices in Elk Grove. The Community Benefit grants will help thousands of underserved area residents in communities throughout Greater Sacramento.

In 2014, Kaiser Permanente hospitals and health plan provided approximately $247 million in community benefit to the Greater Sacramento region. Community grants are one part of the community benefit portfolio that also includes charity care and coverage provided to uninsured or underinsured individuals in local communities.

For more information about Kaiser Permanente’s commitment to the community in Greater Sacramento, click on:  http://sacramento.kaiserpermanente.org/the-kp-difference/caring-for-our-community.


Kaiser Permanente Greater Sacramento 2015 Community Benefit Grantee List:


Focus area: Access to Care

Breathe California - Parent Asthma Classes at schools        

CommuniCare Health Centers - Integrated Behavioral Health        

Community Against Sexual Harm - CASH Safety and Wellness        

Elk Grove Unified School District - EGUSD Teen Parent Program (TPP)       

Harm Reduction Service - Substance Using Youth Program (RHINO)          

Keaton Raphael Memorial - Family Navigator Expansion

Latino Leadership Council - CREER En Tu Salud        

Placer County DHHS - Immunization Task Force       

Powerhouse Ministries - Health Links Program        

Sacramento City Unified School District - Access to Care and Support

Sacramento Covered - Access to Care Project

Sacramento LGBT Community Center - Mobile Testing Unit

Sacramento Native American Health Center, Inc. - Complex Care Management Program

Saint John's Program for Real Change - Psychotropic Medication and Client Support

Saint Vincent de Paul Society - Free Community Health Clinics

Seniors First - Health Express

Susan G. Komen - Circle of Promise

The Gathering Inn - Interim Care Program

WellSpace Health - Triage Transport Treatment South Sacramento           

WellSpace Health – Interim Care Program

Yolo County Children's Alliance - West Sacramento Family Resource Center

Focus area: Healthy Eating, Active Living

Arden Garden Market - Arden Garden Farmers Market      

Arden Manor Recreation & Park District - Afterschool Program

City of Folsom Parks and Recreation Department - Folsom STARS

Elk Grove Food Bank Services - Accessible and Nutritious Food Program

Folsom Cordova Unified School District - HEAL Programs

Fresh Producers - Fresher Meal Plans           

Health Education Council - Don't Buy the Lie Program

Mutual Assistance Network - Arden Arcade Youth-Led Health Survey

Placer Foodbank - School Pantry Program    

ReIMAGINE Mack Road Foundation - Mack Road Valley Hi Farmers Market

Sacramento Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc. - Oak Park Farmers Market      

Soil Born Farm Urban Agriculture Project - Eat Your Veggies          

Focus area: Mental Health (Sacramento and Roseville Medical Centers)

Community Recovery Resources - Navigator Program        

Elica Health Centers - Integrated Behavioral Health

KidsFirst - Trauma-Informed Therapy           

Lighthouse Counseling & Family Resource Center - Building Mental Health and Wellness

Placer County Office of Education - Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports

Placer People of Faith Together - Mental Health Awareness

Roberts Family Development Center - Teen Scene  

Sacramento Loaves and Fishes - Genesis Mental Health      

Sheriff's Community Impact Program - Deputy Friend Youth Outreach Program   

Stand Up Placer, Inc. - Domestic and Sexual Violence Services       

TLCS, Inc. - Transportation to Mental Health Services         

WellSpace Health - T3 Foothills         

Women’s Empowerment - Substance Abuse and Domestic Violence Prevention    

Yolo Family Service Agency - Mental Health Services

Focus area: Safety as a Health Issue (South Sacramento Medical Center)

Always Knocking, Inc. - Expanded Youth/Gang Violence Prevention Program

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Sacramento - Leaders in Training Rise Up   

My Sister's House - Project REACH   

People Reaching Out, Inc. - The Respect Campaigns

Sacramento Area Congregations Together (ACT) - Safety as a Health Issue           

Sacramento County Office of Education - LINKS Group Mentoring Program          

WEAVE, Inc. - Domestic Violence Assistance Project

Focus area: Workforce Development

Valley High School Health TECH Academy - CACHE Outreach Project

WayUp Sacramento - Education and Workforce Development Project