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2015 Grant and Sponsorship

Grants to Fresno Area, California Non-Profits & Public Agencies to Promote Healthcare & Healthy Lifestyles

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Kaiser Permanente, Northern California Region, Fresno Service Area

LOI Date:

01/09/15

Deadline Date:

02/27/15 5:00 PM

Description:

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Grants to Fresno Area, California non-profit organizations and public agencies to increase access to health care and promote healthy lifestyles. Letters of intent for grant requests must be submitted by January 9 for consideration. Requests will be considered for proposals that increase access to culturally competent, high‐quality health care services, access to healthy food options at school and community settings, opportunities for physical activity among youth and adults, and the number of diabetics and asthmatics whose disease is well managed.

The Kaiser Foundation Hospital Fresno Service Area includes eastern Fresno County, most of Madera County, northeast Kings County, and northwest Tulare County, and the cities and towns of Ahwahnee, Bass Lake, Big Creek, Biola, Burrel, Cantua Creek, Caruthers, Coarsegold, Del Rey, Dinuba, Five Points, Fowler, Friant, Hanford, Helm, Kerman, Kings Canyon N.P., Kingsburg, Laton, Lemon Cove, Lemoore, Lindsay, Madera, North Fork, Oakhurst, O’Neals, Orange Cove, Parlier, Piedra, Prather, Raisin City, Raymond, Reedley, Riverdale, San Joaquin, Sanger, Selma, Sequoia National Park, Squaw Valley, Sultana, Tollhouse, Tranquility, and Traver.

1) Access to Health Care

-Increase the number of low‐income and uninsured individuals who have access to and receive culturally competent, high‐quality health care services.

Examples:
-Navigator programs
-Promotores/CHW
-Community health clinics
-School‐based health center support

2) Healthy Eating and Active Living

-Increase access to healthy food options at school and community settings  through the development and implementation of healthy eating policies and practices  

-Increase opportunities for physical activity in schools, and community settings through education, environmental changes  

-Increase opportunity for healthy food options and physical activity at worksites through the development and implementation of health and wellness policies and practices

Examples:  
-Farm stands
-Farmers markets
-Farm to school
-Safe walking and biking routes
-Parks and hiking trails
-Joint use policies
-Physical Education expansion
-Cafeteria enhancements
-Food policy
-Corner store makeover
-Violence prevention/Neighborhood Safety

3) Diabetes Management and Prevention

-Increase screening and access to culturally competent, high‐quality diabetes management education for low‐income and uninsured individuals.

-Decrease structural barriers to diabetes self‐management education, e.g. transportation, cultural competency, cultural practices, hours of service, administrative procedures, residency documentation, etc. for low‐income individuals.

4) Asthma Management and Prevention

Long Term Goal:

-Improve asthma management to decrease health complications for low‐income, high‐riskindividuals.  

Intermediate Goals:

-Increase asthma screening and effective follow‐up education for individuals who encounter barriers such as a lack of a primary care provider or medical home, lack of health insurance coverage or language barriers.  

-Decrease structural barriers to asthma self‐management training, e.g. transportation, cultural competency, cultural practices, hours of service, administrative procedures, residency documentation,etc. for low‐income individuals.

-Increase awareness of the impact of air pollution and asthma triggers to decrease asthma
complications.

In addition to grants, the Foundation also offers event sponsorship and in-kind support.

Sponsorship: Activities such as community health fairs, health education forums, conferences, symposiums and short-term projects, are eligible to receive up to $5,000 sponsorship. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis from January 1 through September 30. Requests in this category must be submitted electronically, a minimum of 45 days prior to project start date.

In-Kind Support: The Foundation works side‐by‐side with organizations, schools, safety net of community clinics and public health systems to improve health,share our experience and expertise.  

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 149471

Estimated Size of Grant:

Sponsorship - Up to $5,000.

Term of Contract:

One year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Kaiser Permanente charitable contributions are limited to organizations that are exempt from taxation under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code and classified as 509(a) government and public agencies.

Not Funded:
-Religious activities
-Partisan political activities
-Fraternal athletics
-Field trips or tours
-Endowments and memorials
-International or social organizations
-Grants or scholarships to individuals
-Sports/Activity Leagues
-Fund‐raising events such as raffles, telethons, walkathons, and auctions

Pre-Application Information:

1) Sponsorship:

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis from January 1 through September 30. Requests in this category must be submitted electronically, a minimum of 45 days prior to project start date. As part of the sponsorship application process, please download and complete the Fresno Budget Template (attached below) and submit it along with the online application.

Sponsorship online application: https://www.grantrequest.com/SID_946/?SA=SNA&FID=35087

2) In-Kind Support:

Requests for in‐kind support are accepted on an ongoing basis throughout the year. In‐kind requests must be submitted electronically a minimum of 30 days prior to the event.  Requests can be made by emailing ivonne.dertorosian@kp.org.   

3) Grant Application

Phase I ‐ Initial letter of interest* (LOI) and LOI Application are accepted Monday, December 1, 2014 - Friday, January 9, 2015.

Initial grant online account set‐up and letter of inquiry application link:https://www.GrantRequest.com/SID_946?SA=SNA&FID=35085

Important: To return to your application and to access your account, be sure to use the following link: https://www.grantrequest.com/SID_946  

Invitation and application to Phase II will be emailed:  Friday, January 30. Final day to submit Stage II Applications:  Friday, February 27 no later than 5:00 PM.

Funding notifications will occur March through September.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Ivonne Der Torosian, Community Benefit Manager
(559) 448-4095
ivonne.dertorosian@kp.org

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Geographic Focus:

USA: California