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.


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

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!

Sculpture Locations

A Legacy of Hearts

View the impressive collection of over 400 Hearts.

Gallery of Hearts