The mission of The Children’s Heart Foundation is to advance the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of congenital heart defects (CHDs) by funding the most promising research. The Children’s Heart Foundation, founded in 1996, is a proven leader in CHD research, funding over $13 million of research and scientific collaborations to improve survival rates, longevity, and quality of life for individuals living with CHDs.
Our vision is a world in which everyone born with a congenital heart defect - America's most common birth defect - has the chance to live a long, healthy life, and that eventually, CHDs will be eradicated altogether. That's why we are dedicated to funding research to advance the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of CHDs.
With the help of our volunteers and supporters, we are making great progress. Since The Children's Heart Foundation began funding CHD research more than 22 years ago, survival rates, longevity, and quality of life have dramatically improved for CHD patients. Because of this, The Children's Heart Foundation has added important research focus on developmental, transitional, and long term care needs affecting the millions of Americans with CHDs who now live longer lives. The research we fund positively impacts all CHD patients.