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Spotlight on Grants

The Saint Francis Foundation provides grants to Saint Francis Memorial Hospital, and to select community initiatives through the Tenderloin Health Improvement Partnership.

Over the last five years, the Foundation has made almost 300 grants totaling nearly $15 million. We only accept requests for grants through Hospital Administration or the Tenderloin Health Improvement Partnership (TLHIP) Leadership Team.

Cardiovascular 3D Ultrasound System

Saint Francis Memorial Hospital, Department of Cardiology

Awarded: 2018

To add a new, state-of-the-art ultrasound system in Cardiology. It will provide 3D capability to measure deformation of the heart muscle, an enhanced detection benefit for patients.

Gender Vocal Cord Surgery Equipment

Saint Francis Memorial Hospital

Awarded: 2018

To purchase specialized equipment for the Gender Institute dedicated to vocal cord surgery for transgender individuals.

Patient Handling Equipment

Saint Francis Memorial Hospital

Awarded: 2018

To replace safe patient handling equipment across all inpatient units and the emergency department. This equipment also protects staff from work injuries related to patient movement.

Workforce Development in the Tenderloin

Downtown Streets Team

Awarded: 2018

To support workforce development that focuses on homeless and marginally housed people to build skills and connections to employment.

Workforce Development in the Tenderloin

TLHIP, together with funding partners CPMC, Zendesk and the SF Office of Employment and Workforce Development (OEWD) are funding the alignment of the work of Downtown Streets Team with Code Tenderloin, another workforce development initiative targeting homeless and marginally housed people to build skills and connections to employment. Our capacity funding will enable these two organizations to leverage the services they bring to this hard to reach population. Stable employment -- and the dignity and community that comes with having a job -- is a key social determinant of health.