We left our hearts in San Francisco.

The Hearts in San Francisco project debuted in 2004. 131 heart sculptures, created by local Bay Area artists, were placed on display throughout San Francisco for the public to enjoy. After three months, they were auctioned by the Foundation in support of Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center.


The Foundation raised nearly 3 million dollars for ZSFG in that first year. Today, we carry on this tradition by commissioning and auctioning a new set of hearts each year at our annual gala. The funds raised support those delivering on the promise of accessible and equitable health care for all in our city.


2025 Hearts in San Francisco: Artist Application Now Open!

This year, we look to celebrate the vibrancy and revitalization of our beautiful city through art while raising critical funds to support health equity and innovation at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (ZSFG). 


Join the ranks of twenty-one years of artists investing in a healthier San Francisco and submit your design for the 2025 series. 


Find Them on the Map

Hearts in San Francisco sculptures can be spotted throughout the City and beyond! All of the ‘heartworks’ are privately owned and some are in easily discovered locations, such as the lobbies and storefronts of our generous corporate supporters, others are at the homes of private individuals. Out of respect for the privacy of our donors and supporters, we are unable to release a list of private locations for the hearts. But if you look closely around the City, we’re sure you’ll be able to spot a few. The most recognizable heart – Tony Bennett’s America’s Greatest City By the Bay – resides permanently on the corner of Powell and Post Streets in San Francisco’s Union Square. Enjoy!

Map of Hearts

Tony Bennett Hearts in San Francisco Gavin Newsom Nancy Bechtle Ellen Newman

The Foundation was saddened to learn of the passing of a great friend today, Tony Bennett. Read more about his tremendous impact on the Foundation and on San Francisco.




Thank You Tony