Grants 2008-2009

In fiscal year 2008-2009, MZHF awarded grants totaling approximately $3,837,000. Of this total, approximately $953,000 was allocated from unrestricted funds; $812,000 was allocated from patient care funds; $630,000 was allocated from research funds; $138,000 was allocated from education funds, and $1,304,000 was allocated from advised funds. The following grants listing summary includes a selection of awards approved by the Directors of Mount Zion Health Fund during fiscal year 2008-09 from Board discretionary funds.

Access Institute for Psychological Services
In-school mental health services for low-income elementary school children and families.

The Arc of San Francisco
Health Advocacy Services for people with disabilities in San Francisco.

Central American Resource Center (CARECEN)
Celina Ramos Dental Clinic to provide linguistically competent, low-cost dental services and free dental screenings.

Circulo de Vida
Men’s Support and Educational Program serving low-income Latinos with cancer in San Francisco.

Glide Foundation
Glide Health Services to provide integrated substance abuse services.
$100,00 (over two years)

Homeless Prenatal Program
Community Health Outreach Worker Program.

Huckleberry Youth Program
Health services for high-needs youth.

Institute on Aging
Bay Area Jewish Healing Center for Jewish spiritual care services.

Jewish Home & Senior Living Foundation
Physician services for low-income elders.

Developing a site master plan for the agency’s Silver Avenue campus.

Jewish Vocational Service
Health-related employment training programs.

Larkin Street Youth Services
Emergency services for homeless and runaway youth.

Latina Breast Cancer Agency
Patient navigator program for low-income Latina women in partnership with SFGH’s Avon Breast Health Center.

Planned Parenthood Golden Gate
Health education for low-income teens in San Francisco.

Rebuilding Together, San Francisco
Home Safety & Independence Program for low-income seniors.

San Francisco Immunization Coalition
Immunization registry project, outreach and education.

San Francisco Suicide Prevention, Inc.
Youth Risk Reduction and Education Program.

Shalom Bayit
Continued support for San Francisco Healthy Jewish Families Project providing direct care and counseling, outreach and education to address domestic violence in the Jewish community.

Sports4Kids (now Playworks)
Healthy play activities at San Francisco?s Rosa Parks Elementary School.

St. Anthony’s Foundation
St. Anthony Free Medical Clinic’s Mental Health Program.

Pathways to Health program providing direct health services to low-income seniors in San Francisco.

Volunteers in Medicine – San Francisco
Clinic by the Bay, a volunteer-based health clinic serving uninsured San Francisco residents.

Women’s Community Clinic
Western Addition Health Training Program providing health career training for young African American women and community health outreach in San Francisco?s Western Addition neighborhood.
$60,000 (over two years)

Youth Tennis Advantage
Empowering Youth through Play initiative.

Zen Hospice Project
Volunteer Caregiver Program at Laguna Honda Hospital hospice ward.

UCSF Mount Zion Awards
UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
Mount Zion Heath Fund Scholars Program for recruitment of promising clinical/translational investigators.
$400,000 (over two years)

Art for Recovery for Firefly Project, Patient Art Studios and Program DVD.

Gynecologic Oncology Clinical Trials Program.

Cancer Resource Center to support outreach educator.

Psycho-oncology quarterly speaker series for clinical staff.

UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine
Pilot research – “Objective Measure of Respiratory Interoception”

Pilot research – “A Randomized, Crossover, Pilot Trial of the Feasibility and Safety of Acupoint Injection of Vitamin K for Treatment of Program Dysmenorrhea”

Community Care Fund to subsidize treatment for low-income patients.

Mount Zion Healthy Living Series lectures prepared for website distribution.

UCSF National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health
Developing a Mindfulness-enhanced Centering Pregnancy prenatal healthcare model.

Expanding the Fertility Preservation Center serving reproductive-age women with cancer.

Pilot Lifestyle Modification Program for Women with PCOS.

Centering Pregnancy Training Project to train faculty and clinical support teams.

Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS) San Francisco-wide prevention training.

“Focus on Women’s Health in the Community,” production and archiving of radio program.

Outpatient hysteroscopy equipment.

Patient Care Fund to provide health education and supplies for low-income women.

UCSF Mount Zion – other grants
UCSF Pediatric Cardiothoracic Nurse Practitioner

Mount Zion Surgical Skills Center

Mount Zion Friend to Friend Program providing supportive services to low-income women with cancer.

UCSF Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel (IBD) Program

Pilot research – adolescents with chronic illness transitioning from pediatric to adult care providers.

Parkinson’s Disease Outreach Program to underserved populations in San Francisco

UCSF RunSafe healthy runners clinic scholarships

Scientific Writing Skills Program for clinical and translational researchers at Mount Zion

UCSF Global Health Sciences Clinical Scholars Immersion Experience

Proactive Geriatric Care Unit (PGCU) to improve care delivered and reduce common hospitalization complications

Mount Zion interdisciplinary discharge program to reduce preventable readmissions

Mount Zion Campus educational travel – multiple small awards

Spiritual Care Services to purchase ritual objects for patient spiritual and emotional support

Dr. Harry Weinstein Home Health Care Award for Excellence (annual award)