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 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 2020, the Foundation awarded 22 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. Several of the 2019 Hearts Grantees are receiving a new round of funding, allowing these departments to continue their excellent work in early childhood literacy, staff wellness, and building trust among staff.
2020 Focus Areas:
Zero through Three wraparound services
Whole Person Care in a pandemic
Patient Education in a digital world
Apply for 2021 Hearts Grant
Open to all hospital employees, these funds directly impact patient care by scaling new initiatives and empowering teams to try new ideas.
Now accepting applications for 2021 Hearts Grants.