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.

Children's Chernobyl Project International

Chernobyl Children’s Project International Inc., (CCPI) is a Not- For- Profit 501(c)3 organization based in New York, New York. ICHF work was featured in the Academy Award winning film, Chernobyl Heart.

Through funding from the Chernobyl Children's Project International ICHF provides community-level development programs and humanitarian and medical aid programs to conduct pediatric surgeries. The CCPI 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.

Rotary Clubs - Gift of Life Program

Rotary Clubs has been intrumental 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 have 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 Bealrus have directly benifited from their generosity. Two New Jersey districts are funding Dr. Kathleen Fenton's salary in Nicaragua for 2007 and 2008.

The three districts are:

  • District 7470 in Morris Plains, New Jersey
  • District 7500 in Toms River, New Jersey
  • District 7980 in Hamden, Connecticut

 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.

U.S. Dept. of State Government Grant, EUR/ACE

 ICHF received its first U.S. Government grant from the U.S. Department of State, EUR/ACE (Europe and Eurasia) Assistance Program for $250,000 for the calendar year 2007. ICHF is please to announce that this grant is renewed for the calendar 2008 year at the same level.  

The $250,000 grant is provides pediatric cardiac services to the National Children's Cardiac Surgical Center in Minsk, Belarus and education and training to the local physicians and nurses who care for these children.  The grant pays for four medical team trips to eastern Europe.  Our program is expected to increase the number of children operated on yearly and the complexity of the operations performed. The age of children at which operations are performed will decrease.

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.