Hearts Grants2018-10-26T17:01:27+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 2018 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 2018 Hearts Grants Recipients, as well as photos from the celebration, and press release from the event.


2018 Grant Request For Proposals (RFP) Instructions

Application Window: April 10, 2018 – May 15, 2018
Application Deadline: 11:59pm (PST) on May 15, 2018 

Applicants are strongly encouraged to seek the approval of their proposed project with their ZSFG Executive and UCSF Service Chief by May 1, 2018.

All 2018 Hearts Grants proposals are to be submitted directly to San Francisco General Hospital Foundation (the Foundation) through Common Grant Application and not through the UCSF Contract and Grants Office or other hospital department.

For new applicants, please click here to create a new account with Common Grant Application.

For returning applicants, please click here to use your existing login credentials with Common Grant Application.

Completed applications that comply with the Hearts Grants’ guidelines will be submitted for review by the 2018 Hearts Grants Committee. Failure to adhere to these guidelines could result in a declined application.

For More Guidance on how to respond to application questions,  please participate in the applicant conference call workshop on one of the following days:

Tuesday, April 17 at 2:00pm
Wednesday, April 25 at 10:00am
The dial-in number is 1-877-228-3600, Access Code is 430908.

Registration for the conference call workshop is preferred, please RSVP to Grants@SFGHF.org, be sure to include your name, department/program and conference call workshop date.

If you have any questions or need assistance with your application, please contact Grants@SFGHF.org.

The Foundation is dedicated to promoting excellence in research, education and care for all at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (ZSFG). Through the Hearts Grants program, the Foundation awards grants for innovative and vital hospital projects and initiatives at ZSFG.

In 2018, the Hearts Grants program will support proposals that align with the hospital’s mission, vision and goals:

ZSFG’s mission is to provide quality healthcare and trauma services with compassion and respect.

ZSFG’s vision is to be the best hospital by exceeding patient expectations and advancing community wellness in a patient centered, healing environment.

ZSFG’s True North goals include equity, safety, quality, care experience, workforce care and development, and financial stewardship.

The Foundation is specifically seeking proposals that fit within its 2018 grantmaking priorities, which include:

1. Care for All: Equity and Inclusion

Strengthening the city’s public safety net by nurturing cross-sector community partnerships and supporting ZSFG with integrating social determinants of health into its clinical care.

2. Transforming Health Care: Innovation and Leadership

Testing, innovating, and incubating new and transformative models of care with emphases on whole person care, team-based approaches, and continuous quality improvements in care.

The 2018 Hearts Grants program seeks projects that:

  • Improve programs or services directly impacting patient care and/or experience
  • Identify a compelling issue or problem and present a well-developed case for the proposed solution
  • Include realistic and achievable evaluation tools and metrics
  • Have a concrete plan to ensure financial sustainability of the project beyond the grant period (i.e. after June 30, 2019)

The 2018 Hearts Grants program is not intended to support:

  • Renewed funding for a project previously funded by a Hearts Grant within the last two years
  • Projects that have received event sponsor-designated funding through the 2018 Heroes & Hearts event
  • Basic scientific and/or clinical research
  • Institutional overhead or indirect costs
  • Personnel/salaries
April 10, 2018 Online application open
April 17, 2018
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Q&A informational phone call – Assistance in applying for a Hearts Grant (optional) | Dial-in number: 1-877-228-3600; Code: 430908
April 25, 2018
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Q&A informational phone call – Assistance in applying for a Hearts Grant (optional) | Dial-in number: 1-877-228-3600; Code: 430908
May 15, 2018 Application deadline
August 1, 2018 Applicants notified of grant awards
August 1, 2018 Grant period begins (and ends on June 30, 2019)
September 2018 Hearts Grants award reception
September 2018 Hearts Grants workshops
June 30, 2019 Grant period ends
August 30, 2019 Grant recipients submit final evaluation reports

*All dates subject to change

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