Community Wellbeing Grants
An overwhelming 310 applications were received and nine proposals were selected as grantees for Community Wellbeing Grants in FY22. Thank you to all of you who took the time to share your ideas and submit applications.
The nine proposals funded for FY22 Community Wellbeing Grants are:
- Black Healing Night for Residents & Fellows
- First-Generation Book Collective
- Healers Connection, RAW, Mentorship BCH Oakland
- Language Translation of COPE Videos
- Lunch and Learn Program at the UCSF Medical Center
- See Us Portrait Project – Phase 2 at Mission Bay
- Soul Care Communion for Black Birth Workers
- Trainee Led Mental Health Initiative
- UCSF Fresno Combined Wellness
To learn more about the nine proposals, read our story.
Grant Background Information
Looking to support the health and wellbeing of our UCSF Community? Apply for a UCSF Community Wellbeing grant!
The UCSF Wellbeing Committee led by Wellness and Community is requesting proposals for projects that will support creating a culture of wellbeing at UCSF.
We are looking for project leads with proposals that promote health and wellbeing among one or more of our pillars of wellness: emotional, physical, social, financial, career, environmental, and spiritual. Wellness and Community will provide the funding and minimal project guidance while the applicant will serve as the project lead if they are chosen. All projects must be completed by June 30, 2022.
We will be particularly interested in projects that can help us make strides towards the following areas:
- Connecting to our pillars of wellness
- Creating a culture of wellness and supporting wellbeing at UCSF
- Emphasizing of UCSF PRIDE values
- Promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at UCSF in a substantial and meaningful way
We encourage all submissions and ideas that promote these areas. Given the dynamic situation of the COVID-19 pandemic, modifications may be needed at the time of project implementation, but do not let current restrictions impact submission ideas.
How to Apply
The current application period is now closed.
All applications for the FY22 Community Wellbeing Grants were due by Thursday, September 30, 2021 at 11:59pm PST.
You can preview the questions via this document.
Please also include a complete Budget Report when submitting your application using this Budget Report Template.
If applicants are successful, they will be asked for a more detailed proposal, budget, and/or additional support materials. We hope to notify successful applicants of our interest by November 1, 2021.
Applications will be evaluated using this rubric.
The maximum amount of discretionary allocations for Community Wellbeing Grants in the 2021-2022 fiscal year is $60,000. When submitting funding requests, please consider this maximum amount and keep in mind that the Wellbeing Committee funds multiple proposals and not just one. Unless there are overwhelmingly compelling reasons to do so, requests that take up a majority or all of the available Community Wellbeing Grant funds are unlikely to be included in the final funding allocation or may be considered for partial funding.
We expect that each submitted proposal meets and abides by the UC San Francisco Policies and Procedures and UC Standards of Ethical Conduct.
Goods and services requested in your proposal must abide by the Conflict of Interest Code.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Application Period: September 13 – September 30, 2021
- Notification of Winners: By November 1, 2021
- Project Implementation Period: November 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022
- Project Completion Date: June 30, 2022
Who can submit an application?
Applicants must be a current UC San Francisco academic or staff employee or learner (student, postdoc, resident, fellow) and can be based at any campus location as well as Fresno, ZSFG, Mount Zion, VAMC, Fresno, and BCH Oakland.
What degree of detail is expected?
Please provide as much detail as possible within the allotted word limit. A budget outline is also required. Please use the following budget template to upload in your application. Decisions will be made based on the contents received in your application.
What criteria is being used to select grantees?
All applications will be evaluated using the following rubric.
What is the maximum amount of funding I can request?
The maximum amount of discretionary allocations for Community Wellbeing Grants in the 2021-2022 fiscal year is $60,000. When submitting funding requests, please consider this maximum amount and keep in mind that the Wellbeing Committee funds multiple proposals and not just one. Unless there are overwhelmingly compelling reasons to do so, requests that take up a majority or all of the available Community Wellbeing Grant funds are unlikely to be included in the final funding allocation, or may be considered for partial funding.
How do we get the funding for the project?
Campus Life Services, Administrative services will process all invoices and expenses. If your project proposal is accepted, you will enter all purchases into BearBuy and a member of the CLS Administrative Team will work with you to approve your purchases. Requests need to be submitted at least two weeks in advance. Vendors not currently in BearBuy may need more than two weeks for set up.
Is there a deadline for when the funds need to be spent?
The project end date is June 30, 2022. Please ensure all expenditures are posted to your account by end of May 31, 2022.
What are some allowable expenses and some expenses that are not allowed?
All expenses must conform to university policies & procedures
Payments & honorariums for UC faculty, staff or students
Parking fees for UCSF faculty, staff or students
Within 30 days of expense
May 31, 2022 cut off for all expense submittals
Expense submittal deadlines
Please review all policies which pertain to Wellness Grants and campus activities, including but not limited to:
Educational Technology Services Room Rental Policy
University of California Policies Applying to Campus Activities, Organizations, and Students
Use of University Name, Seal, Logo and Brand Identity
Fire Marshall Guidelines for Special Use Areas
EH&S Guidelines for Food Service
Requesting an Honorarium Payment
Meeting and Entertainment Expenses
How should I address COVID-19 guidelines in my proposal?
Given the dynamic situation of the COVID-19 pandemic, modifications may be needed at the time of project implementation, but applicants are encouraged not let current public health restrictions impact submission ideas.
What happens if my application is not selected?
Due to the finite amount of funding available, we will only be able to fund a limited number for applications. Please consider applying again in a future cycle.
Thank you for your interest!