The Children’s Heart Foundation is the country's leading organization solely dedicated to funding research for congenital heart defects (CHDs). Congenital heart defects are America’s most common birth defect - nearly 40,000 babies (or approximately 1% of all births) are born with congenital heart defects each year in the U.S.
The Children’s Heart Foundation’s mission is to fund the most promising research to advance the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of congenital heart defects.
Our vision is a world in which everyone born with a congenital heart defect has the chance to live a long, healthy life, and that eventually, CHDs will be eradicated altogether. With the help of our volunteers and supporters, we are making great progress.
Because of medical advancements that have been made through research, death rates from congenital heart defects in the U.S. have declined by 37.5% since 1999. Our research is making a big difference. There are more than 2.4 million Americans living with congenital heart defects today. 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.
It is our hope that by continuing to fund this critical research, we can rewrite the narrative for babies born with congenital heart defects and improve the quality of life for everyone living with congenital heart defects.