The goal of The Children's Heart Foundation is to bring health, hope and happiness to children impacted by congenital heart defects, the number one birth defect in the United States. We accomplish this goal by funding the most promising research to advance the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of congenital heart defects.
There is so little known about the cause of CHD. Many of those with CHD will need at least one invasive surgery to survive. As the country's leading organization solely committed to CHD research funding, The Children's Heart Foundation dedicates itself to bringing health, hope and happiness to children and families impacted by a CHD.
In 2017, over $4.2 million in new grant applications were submitted directly to CHF for congenital heart defect research. In 2016, over $4.5 million were submitted. In 2015, $4.6 million were submitted. In 2014, almost $6 million were submitted. In 2013, over $5 million were submitted. There's so much to be discovered about CHD. Can you help us?
Impact StatementIn the last decade, mortality rates for congenital heart defects have decreased by 30% due to medical research.
In 2013, The Children's Heart Foundation had over $5 million in new grant applications to explore congenital heart defects. In 2014, that number almost reached $6 million. In 2015, $4.6 million new grant applications were submitted to CHF. In 2016, over $4.5 million new grant applications were submitted. In 2017, over $4.2 new grant applications were submitted.
Approximately 1 in 100 babies are born each year in the United States with Congenital Heart Defects (CHD). Most will need a lifetime of monitoring and care. There is no cure. Although genetics are responsible for a small number defects, there's no consistent known cause. Invasive procedures are required at some point in many treatment plans. While early detection can be life saving, many cases are not caught in utero and some can go unfound for many years. Please donate today to help in the fight against CHD. These kids and their families need better prevention, diagnosis and treatment options.
Needs StatementThe Children's Heart Foundation needs funds to continue our fight against CHD. Our grants range from $25,000-$100,000 for the first year with additional funding available for a second year. We also need funds to help continue to spread awareness of this life threatening defect.
"...we have been learning as we go, and doing anything and everything to spread awareness about congenital heart defects, especially to raise money toward research." -Sarah Berg, General Board Member, Founding President