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December 3, 2008 > Kaiser Permanente Awards $50,000 to Nonprofits

Kaiser Permanente Awards $50,000 to Nonprofits

Local grants part of more than $1 million in grants donated to California nonprofits in advance of World AIDS Day

Submitted By Johnny Ng

Kaiser Permanente is providing more than $1 million in statewide Community Benefit grants to help nonprofit organizations promote HIV/AIDS awareness, prevention, screening, support and treatment for people living with the disease.

The grants, made in advance of World AIDS Day on Dec. 1, include $750,000 to 24 nonprofit agencies in Northern California. The three recipient organizations in southern Alameda County are:

GRUPO Fremont VIP ($20,000): To provide culturally and linguistically-competent support and referral services, and information on treatment, counseling, and rehabilitation services to Latino individuals and their families.

J. L. Davis Family Resource Center ($15,000): To increase the number of HIV/AIDS ministries in African American churches in Hayward that address prevention and screening.

Black Women Organized for Political Action ($15,000): To partner with local African American faith-based community to provide HIV/AIDS awareness to women and teens.

"HIV/AIDS education is a crucial component of awareness and prevention," said Daniel Klein, MD, Kaiser Permanente chief of infectious diseases in southern Alameda County. "These Kaiser Permanente grants play an important role in increasing HIV/AIDS education in our local communities."

The Kaiser Permanente Community Benefit Program provides funding to address a variety of issues and concerns that affect the overall health and well-being of local communities. In 2008, the Community Benefit program awarded over $850,000 to a variety of organizations in southern Alameda County.

"Kaiser Permanente is committed to supporting our communities as they continue to address HIV/AIDS prevention as well as services for people who are affected by the disease," said Michael Allerton, HIV Operations and Policy Leader for Kaiser Permanente's Northern California Region. "These grants support local programs that are making a real difference in individuals' lives."

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