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Spotlight on Grants

The Saint Francis Foundation provides grants to Saint Francis Memorial Hospital to fund capital renovations, equipment and technology, patient care and amenities, and staff training. We also provide grants to community partners who focus on population health and prevention.

Over the last six years, the Foundation has made almost 400 grants totaling nearly $20 million. We only accept requests for grants through Hospital Administration or from external agencies through invitation.

Innowave-Ultrasonic Cleaner

Saint Francis Memorial Hospital

Awarded: 2019

To replace a Innowave-Ultrasonic cleaner to process robotic instruments more efficiently, reduce labor hours, and increase use of the da Vinci robot for surgeries.

Behavioral Health Unit Renovation

Saint Francis Memorial Hospital

Awarded: 2019

To perform aesthetic, comfort, and safety upgrades to the Behavioral Health Unit to enhance the patient environment and improve health outcomes.

TL Thrives Initiative

TLHIP and TLCBD

Awarded: 2019

To partner with TLCBD in launching TL Thrives, an initiative that will focus on co-creating solutions to mitigate the community-wide trauma caused by rampant drug dealing in the Tenderloin.

TL Thrives Initiative

TL Thrives is a multi-year strategy and work plan that builds on TLCBD's existing Block Safety Group, Safe Passage and Clean Programs. Through a capacity building grant, TL Thrives will convene a public-private task force to initiate and support a block-by-block, community-led intervention to address one of the Tenderloin neighborhood's greatest challenges—the drug trade.

Transgender Health Program Conference

Saint Francis Memorial Hospital

Awarded: 2019

To co-host a conference with the World Professional Association of Transgender Health (WPATH) on Transgender Surgeries to be held in San Francisco in May 2019.

Transgender Health Program Conference

In May 2019, Saint Francis Memorial Hospital cosponsored a Continuing Medical Education Conference with the World Professional Association of Transgender Health (WPATH). The Conference, "Discussions on Gender Affirmation and Beyond," was held in San Francisco, CA for health care professionals and assisted providers in becoming articulate about gender surgery and supporting individuals who undergo these procedures.

Hematology Analyzer Replacement

Saint Francis Memorial Hospital

Awarded: 2019

To replace a Hematology Analyzer for Clinical Laboratory Services.

Chemistry Analyzer Replacement

Saint Francis Memorial Hospital

Awarded: 2019

To replace a Chemistry Analyzer in Clinical Laboratory Services.