Community + UCSF Mount Zion Awards

Mount Zion Health Fund


Mount Zion Health Fund reflects the Jewish values and legacy of Mount Zion Hospital by supporting programs and research that improve the physical, emotional, and spiritual health of vulnerable populations in San Francisco. Mount Zion Health Fund is committed to advancing the health of the underserved who have limited access to quality health services because of inability to pay, health status, race, religion, language, gender identity, or sexual orientation.


Proposed projects must originate at, connect with, or relate to the UCSF Mount Zion Campus. All UCSF health professionals are eligible to apply, as are local nonprofit or municipal agencies with an identified UCSF Mount Zion Campus partner. Community partnerships are strongly encouraged. 

Review Criteria

Proposed projects are required to:

  1. Explicitly benefit an underserved or vulnerable community.
  2. Identify and address unmet health-related need(s) in San Francisco.
  3. Originate at, connect with, or relate to the UCSF Mount Zion Campus.
  4. Embody one or more of MZHF’s core Jewish values.
  5. Include a plan for evaluation with both quantitative and qualitative outcomes.
  6. Demonstrate how the needs and perspectives of the intended beneficiaries have been integrated into the plan.

Priority will be given to proposed projects that:

  • Address health equity or other compelling San Francisco or UCSF Mount Zion healthcare priorities
  • Demonstrate an innovative understanding of or solution to a compelling need 
  • Create a model, mechanism or data others can employ
  • Can be successfully completed within the proposed time and budget
  • If intended as an ongoing project, articulate a plan for financial sustainability


  • October 1 - October 21, 2022: Proposal Concept Submission (Phase 1)
  • October 22 - November 30, 2022: Optimization/Full Proposal Submission (Phase 2) - By Invitation

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