Foundation Partners

Support from foundations is critical for UCSF to provide the most advanced clinical care, conduct innovative research, shape health-care policy, and educate future medical specialists. UCSF also works with underserved populations in the Bay Area and around the world on effective disease prevention and access to treatment.

Foundations collaborate with UCSF in many ways:

  • Teaching fellowships and student scholarships
  • Endowed professorships
  • Expansion, renovation, and construction of laboratories and community-based clinics
  • Shaping health policy through research, data and expertise
  • Development with faculty of start-up research projects

Student and Faculty Support

Align with the continuing achievements of a UCSF program by supporting student scholarships, graduate or post-doctoral fellowships and clinical education funds, research funds, targeted student and faculty fellowships, early career faculty awards, endowed chairs and distinguished professorships.


For information on how to partner with UCSF through project-specific research grants (as well as discretionary research endowments and current-use funds), contact Liz Catalano, Associate Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations at, 415-476-3632.

Lab and Clinic Construction and Renovation

The UCSF campus at Mission Bay offers an unprecedented opportunity to accelerate the pace of scientific discovery at UCSF and position San Francisco and the Bay Area at the center of the emerging biotech revolution. Options to permanently name research, education and campus community facilities, as well as support renovation and expansion at other campuses, are available.