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Kaiser Permanente
Golden Gate
2023 Community Health Snapshot

Golden Gate

Serving communities around our San Francisco and San Rafael medical facilities.

Building healthier communities

Improving health and equity in the communities we serve is foundational to Kaiser Permanente’s mission. Our charitable contributions are guided by a comprehensive assessment that helps us to identify and address community health needs.

In 2023, Kaiser Permanente provided $3.6 million to support local nonprofits and partners working to build healthier communities in our Golden Gate service area.

Our clients feel at home, they feel safe at the Instituto. To have people who speak your language, who are open and understand your culture and traditions, for the healing process, it’s a must.”
-Luis Perez Ramirez, Clinical Training Director, Instituto Familiar de la Raza

community mental health

With a rise in demand for mental health services and an ongoing shortage of mental health professionals, we supported programs to expand the pool of qualified, diverse mental health professionals and increase access to community services for young people and vulnerable individuals.

We funded Instituto Familiar de la Raza to support up to 10 bilingual clinical mental health internships providing care to more than 400 Latinos in San Francisco. Our grant to North Marin Community Services supported trauma prevention and early intervention for 100 youth and families in Novato to reduce the number of youth entering the juvenile justice system.

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Improving access
to care

Millions of Californians with low incomes rely on Medi-Cal for critical medical, dental, and mental health services. We supported community partners in keeping eligible residents enrolled. Through grants, training, and technical assistance we also helped safety-net hospitals and health centers to improve quality and expand access to care for people who need it most.

Our grant to the San Francisco Community Health Center supported brief, street-based, behavioral interventions and connections to ongoing support for 720 individuals in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood. Our funding of the RotaCare San Rafael Free Medical Clinic provided 230 uninsured or underinsured adults with no-cost medical services.

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economic opportunities

Reliable jobs and stable incomes are foundational to good health, helping people afford essentials such as nutritious food and safe housing. That’s why we supported organizations that work with underserved populations and communities of color to promote college and career readiness, quality jobs, and diverse small business growth.

We funded San Francisco Achievers to provide 200 African American male students with college and career readiness services and life skills training, from high school through college, and into their early careers. Our grant to La Luz Center supported job placement and small business capacity building, including access to capital, for 500 primarily Latino residents in Sonoma Valley.

Community health priorities

As part of our commitment to improve health and health equity in our community, every 3 years we conduct a rigorous and collaborative community health needs assessment. For 2023, Kaiser Permanente identified the following significant health priorities in our Golden Gate communities.

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Mental and behavioral health

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Access to care

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Income and employment

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Housing and homelessness

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By the numbers


2023 Golden Gate
total community investment

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In grants and donations


Medical Financial


Medical residents trained
in our Graduate Medical
Education programs


In employee and corporate
donations to nonprofits
through KPGives

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