Grants Program of the UCSF University Community Partnerships Office
The UCSF University Community Partnerships Office and Council offers grant funding to support projects that strengthen partnerships between San Francisco communities and UCSF. All grants are intended to fund partnership projects and programs where community based organizations and UCSF affiliates work together.
The 2013 University Community Partnerships Grants Program represents an investment in university-community partnerships. Grant money will be awarded to projects that focus on promoting health equity through service learning. All grants are intended to fund partnership projects and programs where community based organizations and UCSF affiliates work together.
Service learning is defined in Creating Community-Responsive Physicians: Concepts and Models for Service-Learning in Medical Education (edited by Sarena Seifer, Kris Hermanns, and Judy Lewis, 2000) as a structured learning experience that combines community service with explicit learning objectives, preparation, and reflection. Students engaged in service-learning are expected not only to provide direct community service but also to learn about the context in which the service is provided, the connection between the service and their academic coursework, and their roles as citizens.
To qualify for a grant, all projects must be conducted by partnerships that include at least one eligible community organization and one eligible UCSF academic partner as defined below.
Eligible community partners are government agencies (e.g. San Francisco Department of Public Health, San Francisco Unified Schoold District) non-profits, having 501c(3), (504) or 170(c)1 tax exempt IRS status organization including: health, social service, and other community –based organizations; faith-based organizations; primary and secondary schools; and, voluntary associations, civic and citizen groups.
Eligible UCSF academic partners include: staff, students, residents, post docs, fellows, clinical and professional staff. Partnerships may include partners from multiple departments. Student participation must be in conjunction with at least one faculty member.
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