Hearts Grants 2017-09-18T16:11:00+00:00

Hearts Grants Program

Through the Hearts Grants Program, San Francisco General Hospital Foundation awards grants for innovative hospital projects and initiatives at Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (Zuckerberg San Francisco General). The Hearts Grants Program is funded by proceeds from the Foundation’s 2017 Heroes & Hearts and Annual Fund.

Since 2004, the Hearts Grants Program has awarded nearly 500 totaling close to $12 million.  View a complete list of 2017 Hearts Grants Recipients, as well as photos from the celebration, and news coverage from the Bay Area Reporter and KGO ABC7.

Please review the information below prior to submitting an application to determine if your project is aligned with the priorities and interests of the Hearts Grants Committee.

    1. Determine Your Eligibility (review the Funding Interests and Priorities below).
    2. Watch instructional video
    3. Apply online through Common Grants Application

If you have any questions or need help with your application, please contact grants@sfghf.org.

In 2017, the Foundation will fund Hearts Grants proposals directly aligning with hospital’s strategic plan.

The 2017 Hearts Grants Committee is looking for projects that:

  • Promote Zuckerberg San Francisco General’s core mission to provide quality healthcare and trauma services with compassion and respect
  • Align with ZSFG’s True North goals: equity, safety, quality, care experience, workforce care and development, and financial stewardship
  • Improve programs or services directly impacting patient care and/ or experience
  • Identify a compelling issue or problem in need of a solution. The proposal should present a well-developed case for the proposed solution, and explain why the solution represents good use of Hearts Grants funds
  • Include realistic and achievable evaluation tools and metrics
  • Have a concrete plan to financially sustain the project beyond the grant period (after June 30, 2018).
  • Are clearly written and easy to follow

The 2017 Hearts Grants Program is not intended to support:

  • Programs that have not expended all previous Hearts Grants funding
  • Projects that have received a prior Hearts Grant from the Foundation
  • Projects that have already received event sponsor-designated funding through the 2017 HEROES & HEARTS event
  • Basic scientific and/or clinical research
  • Institutional overheard or indirect costs
  • Personnel/salaries
March 17, 2017 Online application open
April 6, 2017 Q&A informational phone call –
Assistance in applying for a Hearts Grant (optional)
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Dial-in number: 1-888-394-8197 Code: 292395
April 19, 2017 Q&A informational phone call –
Assistance in applying for a Hearts Grant (optional)
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Dial-in number: 1-888-394-8197 Code: 292395
May 1, 2017 Application deadline
July 1, 2017 Grant period begins
August 22, 2017 Applicants notified of awards
September 8, 2017 Hearts Grants Award Ceremony
September 20, 2017 Hearts Grants Workshop
Carr Auditorium
3:00pm – 4:00pm
September 21, 2017 Hearts Grants Workshop
Carr Auditorium
10:30am – 11:30am
June 30, 2018 Grant period ends
July 30, 2018 Grant recipients submit final evaluation report


*All dates subject to change

For more information, please contact grants@sfghf.org.