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 (ZSFG). 

Since 2004, the Hearts Grants Program has awarded nearly 500 grants, totaling close to $17 million. View a complete list of 2019 Hearts Grants Recipients, as well as photos from the celebration, and press release from the event.


 2020 Grant Request For Proposals (RFP) Instructions    


All 2020 Hearts Grants proposals are to be submitted directly to San Francisco General Hospital Foundation (the Foundation) through the submission link on the Foundation’s website and not through the UCSF Contract and Grants Office or other hospital departments. Applicants are required to seek approval of their proposed project with ZSFG Executive and UCSF Service Chief PRIOR to submission of the grant proposal. 

Given that we are in the midst of a pandemic and health care is at the epicenter of this crisisamendments have been made to this year‘s Hearts Grants cycle in order to respond to these changing times. The 2020 Hearts Grants program will, therefore, be offering general operating support for existing initiatives in order to further build capacity. Grants of approximately $10,000 will be awarded for projects/programs that are focused on equity; although in limited cases other requests for more support may be considered.  

In the current landscape of COVID-19, we hope to answer the call to action and address equity in our community. This grant cycle will be looking at improving patient health care access, improving the quality of care, and developing our people at ZSFG.   

This year’s grant cycle will be from October 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021. A final report and a 2-3-minute video showcasing your work will be required by July 31, 2021. (Further d