Campus Messages

An archive of email messages sent to the entire UCSF community by the Chancellor and members of the Chancellor's Cabinet.

Announcing: UCSF COVID-19 Relief Program

Dear UCSF Community,

I am writing to announce a new relief program for UCSF employees making $75,000 or less who are facing financial hardship during the pandemic. COVID-19 has created numerous challenges for members of our community, but the impact of this public health crisis has not been evenly felt by all. We have established the UCSF COVID-19 Relief Program to help the most economically vulnerable members of the UCSF community during this extraordinary time.

UCSF employees (and those on temporary leave or approved Leave of Absence) are eligible to apply for financial grants up to $1,000 for critical, temporary, and unforeseen financial hardships that result from the COVID-19 pandemic. Students seeking assistance are eligible to apply for a similar grant through the UCSF COVID-19 Relief Program for Students. These grants do not need to be repaid and are not taxable.

The program has been established with philanthropic funding that is specifically intended to support UCSF’s response to the pandemic. Visit the UCSF COVID-19 Relief Program webpage to learn more and apply. For those who are in a position to help provide additional funding for this effort, please visit the UCSF COVID-19 Qualified Disaster Relief Fund. We will continue to help as many people in the UCSF community as we can, placing priority on those with the greatest need.

I have been humbled by the many generous donors who have reached out to UCSF, inspired by the way we have rallied around COVID-19. I am as grateful for their very kind support as I am proud of our clinicians and frontline workers, faculty, learners, and staff who serve our patients and communities every day.

Sincerely,

Sam Hawgood, MBBS
Chancellor
Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Distinguished Professor