We know that health begins in our schools, neighborhoods, and workplaces — long before we ever see a doctor. That is why we invest in the skills and talents people offer to their communities, amplifying their efforts to create a vibrant, healthy and fulfilling future for everyone.
The Kaiser Permanente Community Fund at Northwest Health Foundation was founded in 2004 with a $28 million initial investment by Kaiser Permanente and a commitment to supporting inclusive and collaborative efforts to improve health. KPCF awarded its first grants in 2005 and has been making grants to nonprofit organizations in Oregon and southwest Washington every year since. Although 2016 was the Fund's last year of grantmaking, we will continue to offer technical assistance and create opportunities for KPCF funded partners to connect with each other and systems leaders through 2020.
For more of KPCF's story, check out the timeline below.