Since Kaiser Permanente Community Fund first started making grants in 2005, KPCF funded partners have achieved many significant accomplishments.
Between 2005 and 2009, Center for Community Health and Evaluation recorded 323 accomplishments by KPCF funded partners.
From 2005 through 2013, we recorded 97 system changes that shifted or realigned status quo conditions through changes to the built environment, organizational practices and public policies.
97 System Changes Occurred Over 8 Years
Most System Changes Occurred in the Portland Metro Area
Changes Most Frequently Targeted the Neighborhood & Built Environment
Residents were primary beneficiaries
Some examples of system changes made by our partners
Neighborhood: Janus Youth Programs opened the Village Market, a community-driven, nonprofit grocery store with an emphasis on healthy, affordable foods.
Organization: Resolutions Northwest worked to incorporate restorative justice practices into several Portland Public Schools, aimed at reducing disciplinary action and racial disproportionality, and improving academic outcomes.
City: Family Forward and Oregon Progress Forum successfully advocated to pass a city ordinance mandating that all employees in Portland may accrue and use paid sick time.
State: Partnership for Safety and Justice successfully advocated for passage of a bill to flat-line prison growth and re-invest saved funds into programs that reduce incarceration and recidivism.
Federal: Advocacy by OPAL Environmental Justice contributed to a new rule by the Federal Transit Administration requiring an equity analysis prior to any change in transfer times.
How We Envision Change Being made
Through 2020 we will continue to evaluate and share the impacts made by KPCF funded organizations over the sixteen years of the Fund. Stay tuned for updates!