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 healthcare delivery.
Equity and Innovation in Action.
In 2021, the Foundation awarded 27 grants that directly impact on-the-ground innovative equity initiatives at the hospital.
Championed by staff and departments, these funded projects will ensure health equity and patient care remain at the center of their work during this unprecedented year.
This year’s 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.
2021 FUNDING PRIORITIES:
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. We aim to apply the lens of equity in order to purposefully address those most impacted by structural inequities in our community and meeting 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.
2021 Focus Areas:
Education that Empowers
Making patient education a priority.
Innovations in Comfort and Care
Healing through care for mind body and soul.
Mirroring our Community
A diverse community calls for diversity in care.
Treating the Whole Patient
Support for patients beyond their stay.
Bringing Care to Community
Proactive prevention starts where patients live.
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.
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.