Grants 1999-2000

In fiscal year 1999-2000, MZHF distributed grants totaling approximately $4.9 million. Of this total, $3 million came from advised funds, $803,000 from research funds, $482,000 from patient care funds, $220,000 from unrestricted funds, and $406,000 from education funds. The Summary of Grants below includes awards approved by the Directors of Mount Zion Health Fund during fiscal year 1999-2000 from Board discretionary and other funds, as well as selected significant awards from donor-advised funds.

UCSF Mount Zion Cancer Center
To implement a Patient Service Improvement Project
$150,000 (over two years)

To enhance patient-support programs at the Cancer Resource Center

To undertake a merger of cancer patient databases

Mount Zion Violence Prevention Project
For continued support of community programs

International Institute
To build capacity to meet refugee and immigrant preventive health needs at San Francisco General Hospital’s Refugee Clinic

Jewish Home
To hire a geriatric nurse practitioner

UCSF Mount Zion
For a case manager position to coordinate care for the Russian émigré population

Bay Area Jewish Healing Center
For expansion of services to Jews in institutional settings

To initiate a mental illness education and outreach program

Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center
For patient support programs

UCSF Mount Zion
To publish “Everyone’s Guide for Cancer Therapy”

To maintain professional health, social, and spiritual support programs for persons living with HIV/AIDS

Mothers’ Living Story Project
To further the development of support programs targeted at mothers facing life-threatening illnesses

The Alzheimer’s Association – Greater San Francisco Bay Area Chapter
To expand the family care coordination program

UCSF Mount Zion Department of Ophthamology
To purchase state-of-the art equipment

Apple Tree California
For start-up costs for a mobile dental service for the elderly (matching 3:2 grant)

North and South Market Adult Day Health
For physical and occupational therapy equipment at presentation Senior Community

UCSF Mount Zion Division of Interventional Radiology
For purchase of equipment to facilitate performance of certain medical procedures

Jewish Community Library
To support the Roving Readers program

Goldman Institute on Aging
To sustain the Russian Arts and Language Program of the Consortium for Elders and Youth in the Arts

UCSF Mount Zion – Harris M. Fishbon Chair
To support an endowed chair in medicine

Medical Library of UCSF Mount Zion
To support continued operations

Cancer Risk Program of UCSF Mount Zion Cancer Center
For community education on the hereditary risk of Cancer and for general support

UCSF Mount Zion Department of Geriatrics
To provide home care service for the seriously chronically ill and associated training for resident physicians

UCSF National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health
To underwrite Women’s Health 2000 Conference

Jewish Vocational Service
To support employment, career counseling and computer training services for individuals living with HIV/AIDS

To support the Certified Nurse Assistant/Home Health Aide training for émigrés

Community Health Resource Center of the Patient Assistance Foundation
To offer Senior Brown Bag lectures and health screenings at the Central YMCA for Russian émigrés and other participants