Mount Zion Campus-based Awards

Mount Zion Campus-based Awards are allocated from funds restricted to specific uses at UCSF Mount Zion in the areas of patient care and education (research and educational travel funds have separate allocation processes). MZHF’s goal for utilizing these funds is to encourage UCSF Mount Zion Campus programs to identify and address unmet needs, and achieve local and national excellence. Funds allocated through this award cycle are for core support or start-up, and requests must describe the program or activity’s value to the UCSF Mount Zion Campus.

    Requests submitted to MZHF within this category are evaluated based on the following priorities:

  • Explicitly benefits underserved communities.
  • Based at or in partnership with the UCSF Mount Zion Campus, or shares Jewish roots.
  • Embodies one or more of MZHF’s core Jewish values.
  • Addresses a compelling San Francisco or UCSF Mount Zion health priority.
  • Potential impact of the project is significant.
  • Team can successfully complete the project on time/budget.
  • Applicant can articulate plan for financial sustainability of project beyond the grant period.

  • Eligible projects should be designed to provide, or specifically to enhance, direct patient care or health education services at UCSF Mount Zion [Note: MZHF research funds are not allocated through this award cycle]
  • The grant range is $5,000 – $40,000; a detailed budget with justification is required
  • This is an annual funding cycle, with projects funded for a one-year period
  • Award notification is in early April, with funds available for projects beginning April 1 or later
  • To receive funding, the proposal must include a plan for evaluation with measures of both quantitative and qualitative outcomes
  • The review process is competitive – not all requests will be funded
  • Awardees are required to submit a final report within 1-2 months of the grant period end date which must include data/metrics addressing whether or not the project goals were met. This reporting should be sufficient to determine the benefits derived from the funding (e.g., patient satisfaction survey results; data on numbers of patients served). Itemized expenses of up to $500 may be included in the proposal budget to cover materials for evaluation.

For further information please contact: Karen Staller, Director, MZHF ( 415.512.6261.

The next submission deadline for Mount Zion Campus-based Awards is December 12, 2019.

An overview of the application form content is here.

To apply for a Mount Zion Campus-based Award grant you must open an account (or access an existing account) – submit a new request or submit a renewal request.

Other Restricted Funding (NOT applied for through the above process)

  • Educational travel. MZHF awards small block grants annually to Mount Zion Campus-based divisions/departments; Mount Zion Campus-based faculty, staff and trainees should contact their division/department leader for information about funding after reviewing the guidelines here.
  • Research. MZHF funds restricted for research are competed via the campus-wide Resource Allocation Program (RAP): and open to all eligible applicants per MZHF’s guidelines and priorities.
  • MZ Campus-Community Partnership Awards. More information about this award category is here.