Front Line Back-Up: ZSFG COVID-19 Fund


ZSFG is currently on the front lines of a constantly evolving public health crisis. With a dedicated team and trusted emergency protocols in place, the hospital is prepared to care for all San Franciscans. In response to the growing needs at ZSFG, the Foundation has launched the ZSFG COVID-19 Fund. This fund was designed to support hospital administration with whatever they need today, tomorrow, and in the future to care for our city.

The ZSFG COVID-19 Fund will be put towards projects such as: medical supply purchases; increased testing capabilities; building/space reconfiguration; support and care for hospital staff and their families; and support for patients.

With an initial investment of $250,000, the Fund has grown to over $4.5 million in just a few weeks. As the COVID-19 crisis continues to evolve in the Bay Area, ZSFG needs your support.

A current list of donors to the ZSFG COVID-19 Fund can be found here.


ZSFG on the frontlines of COVID-19


In 2016 ZSFG opened its doors to our new acute care and trauma center and is now equipped with state-of-the-art facilities. With many more negative pressure treatment ICU rooms, a much larger emergency department, and single-occupancy inpatient and emergency department rooms, ZSFG is able to care for San Franciscans in its new facility better than ever before.

Equipped with a connected electronic medical records system, ZSFG has the technology to work in unison to keep patients and our community safe. The hospital has put emergency protocols in place including patient surge plans, isolated treatment areas and specialized training across departments. ZSFG leadership continues to find ways to increase testing capacity for patients and staff while working closely with Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control to share information and protocol procedures.

ZSFG is ready to treat anyone who walks through its doors.

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Ways to Get Involved 


To Donate Supplies Directly to ZSFG:

ZSFG is currently accepting:

  • N95 masks/respirators
  • Surgical masks
  • Procedure Masks
  • Isolation Masks
  • Disposable Face shields
  • Protective Glasses/Goggles
  • Isolation Gowns
  • Surgical or Chemo Gowns
  • Bunny Suits
  • Disposable gloves
  • Shoe/Boot Covers
  • Hand sanitizer (unopened containers)
  • Disinfecting wipes

Monday-Friday: 8:30 am -4:30 pm and Saturday/Sunday: 9:00 am-3:00 pm

Vermont Street behind building 5 by loading dock – Watch for signs directing you to the PPE drop off site

Leaders with Heart


Every year the Foundation honors ZSFG staff exhibiting community support and achievements at our annual Hearts in SF event in February. During this unprecedented time it goes without saying, anyone working in healthcare right now is certainly a Leader with Heart. We are so grateful for those who tirelessly face this crisis day after day. 


The San Francisco Fire Department EMS ambulances are a constant fixture at ZSFG. Working in the community to keep us safe, these EMTs are on the front lines of public health. #LeadersWithHeart


As the city’s largest primary care center, it takes an amazing group of people help patients find their way. And answering the phones with a smile on their faces. #LeadersWithHeart


Behind the scenes, Environmental Services is working around the clock to ensure the hospital remains safe for patient care. #LeadersWithHeart

Additional Resources


For the most up-to-date information about COVID-19, please visit the San Francisco Department of Health.

To learn more about the Foundation:

Make a donation to the ZSFG COVID-19 Fund: