Equity and Innovation in Action.

Hearts Grants Awards Ceremony 2019

The Foundation has awarded over 500 grants and $12 million dollars since 2004 to departments across ZSFG. Designed as a way to supplement patient care at San Francisco’s only public hospital since its early days, today the Equity & Innovation (formerly Hearts) Grants program has grown to foster new ideas, fund creative approaches to patient care, and place value on programs fighting inequities in health care delivery. Learn more about the impact of Equity & Innovation Grants.


2024 Equity and Innovation Grant Request for Proposals

In its most recent award cycle, the Foundation awarded 27 grants that directly impact on-the-ground innovative equity initiatives at the hospital.

Patient Pantry ZSFG COVID-19 Fund

Championed by staff and departments, these funded projects will ensure health equity and patient care remain at the center of their work.


Grantees showcase the variety of ways staff at ZSFG are working for a more equitable future for both staff and the patients they care for.




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 the integration of social determinants of health into its clinical care. We aim to apply the lens of equity in order to purposefully address those most impacted by structural inequities in our community and meet them where they are.


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 an emphasis on whole-person care, team-based approaches, and continuous quality improvements.  

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Meet the 2021 Equity & Innovation Grantees

Learn more about the equity and innovation projects taking place at the hospital and how your contributions to the Foundation are hard at work to keep our patients healthy.


2021 Equity & Innovation (formerly Hearts) Grants

Your gift supports initiatives that are born of necessity, designed by those on the frontlines, and created to meet the ever-changing needs of the ZSFG community.


Impact Stories

Health care Equity

Ensuring Equity: COVID-19 Recovery Kits

Recovering at home looks different for all patients.

Health care Equity

COVID + Food Insecurity: Patient Pantries at ZSFG

Providers heard what their patients really needed during the pandemic.