Mount Zion Campus–Community Partnership Awards
The Mount Zion Campus-Community Partnership Awards seek to foster collaboration and encourage innovation in community-based health initiatives. This funding category supports projects designed in partnership between a UCSF Mount Zion Campus-based program and a San Francisco community-based program, which identify and address unmet health-related needs in San Francisco. Projects may be direct service or education-related, and both existing and new partnerships are eligible to apply.
- 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.
- Projects initiated by or linked to significant Campus-housed programs within: Cancer Care, Women’s Health, Integrative Medicine, Pediatric Health, Geriatrics, & Adult Primary Care
- Projects which enable students or other trainees to participate in community-based health-related projects
- Preference given to projects in their early years of development
- Projects with potential for sustainability beyond the grant period
- This is an annual funding cycle, with projects funded for a one-year period
- Previous awardees/partnerships may apply for one additional year of funding; renewed funding is not guaranteed
- To receive funding, a proposal must include a plan for evaluation with quantitative as well as qualitative outcomes measures
- The grant range is $25,000 – $75,000. Smaller planning grants for partnership development or pilot projects will also be considered
- The proposed budget must delineate the amount/s to be paid to each partnering entity (with justification)
- 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., client satisfaction survey results; data on numbers of clients served).
Guidelines update as of 2020 application cycle: all eligible community-based organizations, in partnership with a Mount Zion Campus-based division or department, may submit up to two programmatic proposals per annual funding cycle to MZHF’s MZ Campus-Community Partnerships funding category, provided the proposals are from different project leaders and for different projects. Note: while all applications are evaluated on their individual merits, the board’s intention to distribute its limited funds across a variety of programs and agencies means that a community organization may have a greater challenge obtaining an approval of a second proposal if there are proposals from other organizations of comparable merit.
The next submission deadline for MZ Campus-Community Partnership Awards is September 10, 2020.
An overview of the application form content is here.