We believe every member of our community deserves easy access to exceptional health care at ZSFG.
That’s why we opened our doors in 1993, inspired by the valiant efforts of ZSFG caregivers, and driven by a purpose to provide support for public health wherever it’s needed—in the lab, the clinic, and the community.
For nearly thirty years, the partnership between the Foundation and ZSFG has reflected the spirit and values that define San Francisco. Equity. Compassion. Respect. And a commitment to care for everyone in our city, including the most vulnerable.
Public health depends on health care equity.
We understand this now more than ever, so we stand behind the people delivering on that promise—funding special projects, ongoing education, and whole-person care initiatives that go beyond the bandage.
We’re proud to help the people who heal people, supporting ZSFG caregivers in their aim to provide the very best care to all who walk through their doors.
The San Francisco General Hospital Foundation supports and funds excellence in patient care and innovation at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (ZSFG) because we believe in equity, access, and quality health care for all.
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Our Values Drive Everything We Do.
A Legacy of Community
With strong roots in the community, we go where we’re needed most, tackling San Francisco’s toughest public health challenges. Founded by volunteers, we maintain a tenacious spirit. We rally support, providing ways to give. And to take action.
Championing Health Equity
Fiercely proud of ZSFG’s history, we celebrate the hospital’s role as a leader in providing equitable healthcare as a human right. We support hospital workers in their mission to give every patient the lifesaving and life-affirming care they need and deserve—with dignity and respect.
We know it takes hands-on action, not just theory or research, to tackle San Francisco’s toughest public health challenges. This is why we deliver innovative whole-person care initiatives that directly address the city’s most urgent needs.
About our city’s public hospital.
Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center is a public community hospital and the only Level 1 trauma center in San Francisco and northern San Mateo counites. Dedicated to improving the health and wellness of our entire community, ZSFG provides world-class care for all the people of San Francisco, regardless of ability to pay or immigration status.
With a nearly 150-year history of caring for our city, the Foundation has always proudly supported innovative and compassionate public health at ZSFG. Through the Heart of our City Campaign, the Foundation raised $143 million to fund key projects for the state-of-the-art hospital and level-1 trauma center we rely upon today.
George H. Clyde
Maria Ansari, MD
John H. Bell
Susan P. Ehrlich, MD, MPP
Elena Fuentes-Afflick, MD, MPH
Hemal Kanzaria, MD MSc
Suzanne Giraudo, PhD
James D. Marks, MD, PhD
Theodore Miclau, III, MD
Ellen Magnin Newman
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Development Officer
Chief External Relations and Communications Officer
Chief of Staff