Hearts Grants Program

By awarding Hearts Grants, San Francisco General Hospital Foundation proudly provides funding for innovative projects and initiatives that might otherwise go unfunded at Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (Zuckerberg San Francisco General). The Hearts Grants Program is supported through the Foundation’s Annual Fund and Hearts Signature Events—Heroes & Hearts and Hearts After Dark.

Since 2004, the Hearts Grants Program has awarded over 400 grants totaling more than $10 million. View a complete list of 2016 Hearts Grants Recipients.

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 2016, the Foundation will fund Hearts Grants proposals directly aligning with hospital’s strategic plan.

The 2016 Hearts Grants Committee encourages applicants to:

  • Promote and support Zuckerberg San Francisco General’s True North Goal
  • Improve services and directly impact patient care
  • Require a short-term investment for long-term impact
  • Identify a compelling issue or problem that requires a solution
  • Present a well-developed case for the proposed solution, and explain why the issue or problem proposed represents a good use of Hearts Grants Funds
  • Include realistic and achievable evaluation tools and metrics
  • Have a clear and realistic plan to financially sustain the project beyond the grant period (after June 30, 2017)
  • Are clearly written and easy to follow

The 2016 Hearts Grants Committee is not intended to support:

  • Programs that have already received event sponsor designated funding through the 2016 HEROES & HEARTS and HEARTS AFTER DARK events
  • Projects that have received a prior Hearts Grant from the Foundation
  • Basic scientific and/or clinical research
  • Personnel/salaries
  • Institutional overhead or indirect costs
  • Capital equipment for Building 25, the new acute care and trauma building

March 21, 2016 Application is available online
May 1, 2016 Application deadline at 11:59pm
July 2016 Applicants are notified and grant period begins
June 30, 2016 Grant period ends
July 15, 2016 Grant recipients submit final evaluation report
August 12, 2016 Applicants are notified of grant selections
September 9, 2016 Hearts Grants Awards Ceremony
September TBD Hearts Grants Workshop

*All dates subject to change

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