This Funder Is Laser-Focused on Congenital Heart Defects in Children

In the past, Children’s Heart Foundation has favored translational research—getting promising lab results into clinical settings for more thorough testing. We take a look at their latest RFP.
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Can Philanthropy Beat Heart Attacks?

Time was, heart attacks were near-unstoppable killers. Too often, they still are, but two determined funders are working to change that, pioneering new and better cardiac care solutions throughout the Midwest..

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Helmsley Giving Big to Make Heart Attacks Less Deadly in Rural America

There’s no doubt about it: the Helmsley Charitable Trust is making rural access to healthcare a big priority. These days, Helmsley’s Rural Healthcare Program has established itself as a major part of the foundation’s overall profile, and their partnership with the American Heart Association, called Mission: Lifeline, is one of the program’s biggest funded initiatives.
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Inside Medtronic Philanthropy’s HeartRescue Project

Medtronic’s HeartRescue Project has a pretty specific objective—dedicated to raising awareness and improving outcomes for sufferers of Sudden Cardiac Arrest in and around Minneapolis/St. Paul —but it’s big by Medtronic standards, netting $2.8 million of the foundation’s giving in 2013. And it seems to be built for possible future expansion.
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