The Kaiser Permanente Community Fund (KPCF) is pleased to award more than $2.5 million in grant funds to 19 organizations that improve health in Oregon and Southwest Washington. Awarded annually since 2004, these grants address the “upstream” or underlying factors that impact community health.
For the last three years the fund has focused on three specific social determinants of health: early life & childhood development, educational attainment and economic opportunity. This year's organizations include:
Early Life & Childhood Development
- Black Parent Initiative
- Catholic Community Services of the Mid-Willamette and Central Coast
- Multnomah County Health Department, Community Health Services
- Northwest Regional ESD Foundation
- NW Down Syndrome Association
- Oregon Oral Health Coalition
- ROSE Community Development Corporation
- Western States Center
- Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO)
- Muslim Educational Trust
- Open Meadow Alternative Schools
- CAPACES Leadership Institute
- Native American Youth and Family Center
- Salem-Keizer Coalition for Equality
- Family Forward Oregon
- Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
- Janus Youth Programs, Inc.
- Portland African American Leadership Forum
- The Rosewood Initiative
For too many of us, conditions where we’re born, learn and live limit our choices and our opportunity to be healthy. The 19 organizations listed above are tackling these conditions in innovative ways that are driven by the very communities they seek to impact. We’re honored to support this kind of work and look forward to the effect these organizations will have on the health of our region.
If you would like to learn more about these organizations and the amazing work they are doing, please follow Northwest Health Foundation on Facebook. We will be highlighting each of our new funded partners in the coming weeks.