Kaiser Permanente Community Fund
KPCF Information Sessions
We will be hosting a series of informational sessions about the KPCF to provide an opportunity for organizations and community members to learn more about the Fund’s strategies and priorities. Participation is free, but we do request that you register using the links below if you’d like to join us. Sessions will be held in Hillsboro, Vancouver and Salem at these times:
April 23, 11:00 am - noon
415 W 6th Street, Vancouver, WA
April 24, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Salem YWCA, The Green Room
1255 Broadway NE, Suite 110, Salem OR
April 26 – 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Washington County Public Service Building
155 N. First Avenue, Hillsboro OR
KPCF Information Sessions 2012
On April 23 and 24, we will be hosting a series of informational sessions about the Kaiser Permanente Community Fund to provide an opportunity for organizations and community members to learn more about the Fund’s strategies and priorities. Sessions will be held in Hillsboro, Vancouver and Salem. The dates, times and locations of these sessions are below. There is no cost to attend these
sessions, but your RSVP is most appreciated! Please RSVP using the links included below.
April 23, 9:00-10:00 am
415 W 6th Street, Vancouver, WA
Registration link: http://kpcfvancouver.eventbrite.com
April 23, 2:00-3:00 pm
Washington County Public Service Building Auditorium
155 N. First Avenue, Hillsboro, OR
Registration link: http://kpcfhillsboro.eventbrite.com
April 24 11:00am-noon
The Green Room
1255 Broadway NE, Suite 110, Salem, OR
Registration link: http://kpcfsalem.eventbrite.com
KPCF Information Session Slides
Slideshow presented at the 2012 KPCF Community Information Sessions.
Grantmaking to Communities of Color in Oregon: A report from the Foundation Center
How much giving by Oregon foundations is reaching Oregon’s communities of color? Find out in this report (GTCC in Oregon) from December 2010, Prepared by the Foundation Center on behalf of Grantmakers of Oregon and Southwest Washington (GOSW).
Grantmaking to communities of color at Northwest Health Foundation is the subject of the second document (GTCC at NWHF).
How Do We Get to Equity?
Thomas Aschenbrener, Northwest Health Foundation president, was invited by Grantmakers in Health to write a commentary related to the theme of 2012 Annual Meeting “Health and Equity for All.”
Closing the gap in a generation - Health equity through action on the social determinants of health
Northwest Community Changes Guidebook
This guidebook is designed to give community-based organizations and coalitions practical, easy to use tools and methods for evaluating policy and environmental change initiatives. It is a collaboration between Northwest Health Foundation and six grantees participating in our Alliance for the Promotion of Physical Activity and Nutrition (APPAN) program. While the work was focused on improving opportunities for healthy eating and active living, the methodology is appropriate for policy advocacy toward other goals as well.
Program Evaluation Handbook - A Free Resource for Nonprofits
Interested in learning about program evaluation? Download the second edition of Program Evaluation: Principles and Practices. The handbook was developed for participants in a training workshop sponsored by NWHF, and is intended for use by a wide audience of nonprofit health services providers. Authors: Sherril B. Gelmon, Anna Foucek, and Amy Waterbury.
News Press Release Commentary
Portland Harbor Cleanup Gets Diverse Community Input from Grant - January 26th, 2013
The Oregonian reports on $50,000 Kaiser Permanente Community Fund grant provided to Groundwork Portland, which seeks to provide more diverse community representation in discussions about the cleanup of the Portland Harbor Superfund Site. The hazardous waste site is the result of decades of industrial use along the Willamette River and in 2000 was made a top priority of the Environmental Protection Agency.
Oregonian: Momentum Alliance Wins KPCF Grant - January 23rd, 2013
The Oregonian reports that a $200,000 Kaiser Permanente Community Fund grant has been provided to Momentum Alliance, a youth-led, North Portland nonprofit that aims to create a network for underrepresented youth.
Kaiser Permanente Community Fund Awards More Than $2.5 Million in Grants to 22 Nonprofts - January 9th, 2013
Kaiser Permanente Community Fund awards more than $2.5 million in grant support to 22 nonproft organizations in Oregon and SW Washington.
Groups Need To Work Together - June 10th, 2012
Salem Statesman Journal reflects on the importance of groups working together for a common cause, after NWHF and Kaiser Permanente brought together nearly 300 community members on May 21st at the Kaiser Permanente Summit. “Our call to action needs to be: better awareness, outcome-based solutions, elimination of the issues in the first place, and—most of all—coming together,” said Terianne Petzold.
Foundation Review Article - Evaluating the Impact of the Kaiser Permanente Community Fund - April 2nd, 2012
As part of our commitment to continuous learning, NWHF commissioned the Center for Community Health and Evaluation (CCHE), to retrospectively evaluate the first five years of the fund’s grantmaking (2005-2009). This journal article presents an overview of the Kaiser Permanente Community Fund and introduces the frameworks and methods used for the evaluation. The article concludes with lessons learned during the evaluation.
Oregonian: Nonprofit Grows While Growing Small Business - March 3rd, 2012
The Oregonian reports on the growth of Micro Enterprise Services of Oregon, thanks to a recent grant from the Kaiser Permanente Community Fund at Northwest Health Foundation.
Kaiser Permanente Community Fund Announces $2 Million in Local Grants - February 9th, 2012
Kaiser Permanente Community Fund at Northwest Health Foundation Announces $2 Million in Local Grants
Health Coach Seeks to Improve Health of Cowlitz County Community - November 30th, 2011
Elizabeth Haeck is a “Community Coach” in Longview Washington, part of a grant from the Kaiser Permanente Community Fund.
Chronicle of Philanthopy - Five Great Program Officers - May 3rd, 2010
NWHF’s Chris Kabel profiled as one of the nation’s “Five Great Program Officers.”
Fruit Valley Cultivates Healthy Lives - March 14th, 2010
The Fruit Valley neighborhood of Vancouver, Washington may sound wholesome, but a pair of convenience stores is all that exists for food – making it much easier to buy beer than broccoli. A $50,000 Kaiser Permanente Community Fund grant brings together social services agencies and community gardens to identify opportunities for bringing more healthy food to the region.
KGW Reports on Oregon Tradeswomen Grant - March 11th, 2010
Joe Smith reports on a Kaiser Permanente Community Fund grant to Oregon Tradeswomen, Inc. As reported, one of the goals of this grant is “to influence the public structures that enable more women to get on construction sites,” according to David Rebanal, program officer with Northwest Health Foundation.
Kaiser Permanente Community Fund Provides $3 Million to 25 Oregon Nonprofits - February 24th, 2010
Kaiser Permanente Community Fund provides more than $3 million in grant funds to organizations addressing the social determinants of health.
NWHF Hosts Ladder to Leadership - September 8th, 2009
Northwest Health Foundation hosts launch for the Robert Wood Johnson and Center for Creative Leadership’s “Ladder to Leadership” Program.
Street Roots on Cambodian-American Oral History Prioject - March 30th, 2009
Street Roots reports on the Northwest Health Foundation-funded Cambodian-American Oral History Project.