The following non-profit and government organizations generously provide ICHF with grant funding and assist in promoting our mission work.
Pediatric open-heart surgery is highly dependent upon the technology and materials provided by these companies. Without their support, which amounts to hundreds of thousands of dollars each year, we simply could not operate. These organizations are literally saving lives of children throughout the world.
Adi Roche’s Chernobyl Children International
Adi Roche’s Chernobyl Children International is a Not- For- Profit 501(c)3 organization based in New York, New York and Ireland. ICHF work was featured in the Academy Award winning film, Chernobyl Heart.
Through funding from the CCI, ICHF provides community-level development programs and humanitarian and medical aid programs to conduct pediatric surgeries. The CCI has funded multiple mission trips to Belarus over the past years. In 2007, ICHF received a $317,000 grant to extend their work into the Ukraine.
These programs offer hope to the youngest and most vulnerable victims of the Chernobyl disaster – the children. We serve children without respect to race, religion, or sex.
The Chadasha Foundation is a Knoxville, TN-based non-profit that is dedicated to healing the spirit as well as the body. They promote medical ministry in Haiti and Dominican Republic and have supported ICHF Babyheart Missions since 2009. Founded by the adult cardiologist Dr. Clint Doiron he has committed Chadasha to mission trips in Santiago, Dominican Republic and the construction of a new pediatric heart center in Jimani, Dominican Republic on the border with Haiti to serve children from all over the island.
Preemptive Love Coalition
The partnership and support from Preemptive Love Coalition with ICHF has produced an unprecedented form of pediatric care in post-conflict Iraq. At the request of the Thi-Qar Directorate of Health this program seeks to improve and expand pediatric cardiac care across Iraq by training local physicians, nurses, perfusionists and technicians toward pediatric cardiac service competency at the Nasiriyah Heart Center. The program has been so successful that it has since expanded to heart centers in Najaf and Basra, plus in 2013 further sites will be under review to receive some of the best pediatric cardiac surgical care in the world.
Rotary Clubs/Gift of Life International
The Rotary Clubs’ support of the Gift of Life International-ICHF partnership has been instrumental in the success of International Children’s Heart Foundation mission trips through the Gift of Life International program. In fiscal year 2006-2007, three districts provided almost $100,000 in support of our medical mission trips, education for students and medical professionals as well as in-country support. Nicaragua and Belarus have directly benefited from their generosity. New Jersey Rotary districts funded Dr. Kathleen Fenton’s salary in Nicaragua for 2007 and 2008.
These districts are:
- District 7470 in Morris Plains, New Jersey
- District 7500 in Toms River, New Jersey
- District 7980 in Hamden, Connecticut
- District 6630
The Rotary Club and its Gift of Life International program are truly partners in the ICHF global effort to help children with congenital heart disease and their families.
Edwards Lifesciences Fund
Edwards Lifesciences is a global leader in products and technologies to treat advanced cardiovascular disease, the global leader in acute hemodynamic monitoring and the number-one heart valve company in the world. For years they have provided ICHF with medical products.
In 2007, in addition to providing medical supplies, they deepend their commitment to ICHF with funding for ICHF surgeries and medical education in the Dominican Republic for $85,000.