Grants 2010-2011

In fiscal year 2010-2011, MZHF awarded grants totaling approximately $2,759,000. Of this total, approximately $585,000 was allocated from unrestricted funds, $560,000 was allocated from research funds, $461,000 was allocated from patient care funds, $72,000 was allocated from education funds, and $1,081,000 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 2010-11 from Board discretionary funds.



The Arc of San Francisco
Health Advocacy Services.


Charlotte Maxwell Complementary Clinic
Integrative treatment and support for low-income women with advanced cancer in San Francisco.


Circulo de Vida
Women’s Support and Educational Program for low-income Latinas with cancer.


Homeless Prenatal Program
Community Health Worker Training Program.


Huckleberry Youth Programs
Health-related services for high-needs youth in San Francisco.


Institute on Aging
To establish a Geriatric Consultation Center, in collaboration with UCSF Division of Geriatrics, to serve seniors with complicated care planning situations.

Bay Area Jewish Healing Center’s spiritual care services for Jewish elders.


Jewish Home & Senior Living Foundation
Department of Jewish Life.


Jewish Vocational Service
JVS – UCSF Entry to Healthcare Careers Program.


Latina Breast Cancer Agency
Patient Navigator Program in collaboration with San Francisco General Hospital.


Operation Access
Outpatient surgical care for low-income adults in San Francisco.


Shalom Bayit
San Francisco Healthy Jewish Families Project providing care, counseling and education to reduce domestic violence.


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


Stepping Stone
Pathways to Health Program providing direct health services for 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
Prenatal Care Collaborative Project, in partnership with the UCSF School of Nursing, providing direct care and educational outreach to low-income pregnant teens in San Francisco.


UCSF Mount Zion Awards – Other Grants

UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
Mount Zion Heath Fund Scholars Program for recruitment/retention of promising clinical/translational investigators.


Clinical Investigator Research Program for pilot research studies.


Clinical trials infrastructure.


Development of response assessment tolls for brain tumor patients.


Art for Recovery for Firefly Project and part-time facilitator.


Cancer Excercise Consultation Program.


Psycho-oncology quarterly speaker series for clinical staff.


UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine

Pilot research – “A Randomized Controlled Trial of a Whole Systems Ayurvedic Intervention for Breast Cancer Survivorship”


Pilot research – “Randomized Controlled Trial of a Mindfulness Intervention for Labor-Related Pain and Fear”


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


Integrative Women’s Health Program.


Prepare for Surgery Program for patients and caregivers.


Therapeutic Laughter Program outpatient and inpatient classes.


Therapeutic Yoga for Cancer Patients.


UCSF National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health

Living in a Non-Violent Community: Mental Health Services for Children.


UCSF Mount Zion Community Prenatal Care.


Gynecologic Oncology Cancer Risk Clinic.


Cross Cultural Communication Training for clinical staff.


Women’s Health Resource Center to provide health education and supplies to low-income women.


IUD Support for Medically Complex Patients.


Primary-care based program to reduce hospital readmissions for patients with cardiac disease


Mount Zion Campus educational travel – multiple small awards


Endotracheal Tube Inflation Technique Study


Mount Zion Community Health Day Program


Managing the Difficult Patient training for clinical staff


Children’s Hospital Heart Center clinical staff emergency training