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

**Due to the recent developments relating to COVID-19, the Hearts Grants Program request for proposals (RFP) for the 2020-2021 cycle has been postponed. Please check this webpage for updates as we learn more. You can also send any questions you may have to grants@sfghf.org**

1) Care for All: Equity and Inclusion

San Francisco General Hospital Foundation strengthens the city’s public safety net by nurturing cross-sector community partnerships and supporting Zuckerberg San Francisco General with integrating social determinants of health into its clinical care.

Prior grantee examples include:

  • A Latino grief support equity initiative created new grief and loss support services for ZSFG’s Spanish-speaking community. This first-of-its kind program developed and expanded spiritual care services for Spanish-speaking patients through targeted outreach, group support, and 1:1 counseling.
  • The team-based social medicine group expanded holistic care to patients with complex social and medical needs throughout ZSFG and the SF Health Network.

2) Transforming Health Care: Innovation and Leadership

San Francisco General Hospital Foundation invests in Zuckerberg San Francisco General’s efforts to test, innovate, and incubate new and transformative models of care with emphases on whole person care, team-based approaches, and continuous quality improvements in care.

Prior grantee examples include:

  • A mental health program decreased the number of return ZSFG clients and maximized clients’ success in the community by engaging them through vocational training, coping skills, and transitional mental health groups.
  • Coordination of quality care utilized expert consultation and assessment that resulted in a comprehensive plan with quality, financial, and productivity outcome measures, saving years of costly trial-by-error program development.

All projects falling under one of the above priorities will be considered.