Fifteen years ago, Kaiser Permanente and Northwest Health Foundation created a fund to support community-led and collaborative efforts to improve health. The Kaiser Permanente Community Fund invested $32 million total in 207 projects led by 146 different organization in Oregon and Southwest Washington. Together, we learned what worked and what didn’t, adjusting the Fund based on our learnings. Now, as the Kaiser Permanente Community Fund is paying out the last of its grants, we want to share those learnings. We know we’re better grantmakers because of this years-long process. And we hope other funders can benefit from it, too.
Over the next few months we’ll share stories, infographics, data and analysis that encompass our Kaiser Permanente Community Fund journey and the lessons we’ll carry forward into future initiatives.