Heart Failure Research Foundation

The Heart Failure Research Foundation improves the lives of patients by reducing the burden of heart failure through the advancement of scientific knowledge and the promotion of breakthrough research.

Your Generosity at Work

The Heart Failure Research Foundation will find and fund new researchers and cutting-edge research.

Emerging Leader Grants

The Heart Failure Research Foundation supports new researchers in all areas related to heart failure. Our Emerging Leaders Grants program is open to all early-stage investigators who have completed their terminal research degree or clinical training and are within 5 years of their first faculty appointment. This program is open to investigators in any field. We will help the next generation of investigators establish successful research careers.

As the Heart Failure Research Foundation launches, our immediate goal is to award 1-2 early-stage investigators with a 1-year grant up to $150,000, with the potential for a renewal for a second year. Our first Emerging Leader class of early career researchers is targeted for 2024.

Transformative Research Grants

Novel approaches in research can struggle to gain a funding foothold. That’s where the Foundation wants to make a difference. We are interested in providing initial funding to established researchers to explore fledgling ideas that have the potential for high reward in the long-term. The proposed project would expect to deliver preliminary data to demonstrate feasaiility and promise for large-scale study. Preference will be given to inter-disciplinary teams.

Transformative Research Grants are a mid-term goal of the Foundation. We hope to release our initial RFP in 2024, and award grants of up to $250,000 annually by 2025.

Recognizing Our Donors

The Foundation is the philanthropic home for individuals who want to improve the lives of patients through the advancement of heart failure research. Our work is only possible when our donors choose to generously give. The Heart Failure Research Foundation’s launch goal in 2023 is to raise a minimum of $250,000 in funding for programs in 2024.

Platinum Circle ($10,000-14,999)

John Teerlink in honor of Ann & Rich Teerlink

Silver Circle ($2,500-4,999)

Javed Butler

Bronze Circle ($1,000-2,499)

John Barnes

James Fang in honor of Robb Kociol

Michael Givertz

Corrine Jurgens

Colleen McIlvennan in memory of Patrick D. Rohrer

Amanda Vest

Copper Circle (up to $999)

Anonymous in memory of Charles Vargo

Kirkwood Adams, Jr.

Jodi Baird

Susan Bionat

Biykem Bozkurt

Ira Dauber

Pamela Dumaine in memory of Gerald Fasse

Howard Eisen

Luis Farfan

Michael Felker

Robert Fender in memory of Gerald Fasse

Mona Fiuzat

Sandy Flanagan in memory of Gerald Fasse

Kayla Floyd

Janet Gaffney

Hatem Hassaballa

Karen Hepp Family in memory of Gerald Fasse

Steven Hollenberg

Joori Jeon

Jewel King Jewelers in memory of Gerald Fasse

Andreas Kalogeropoulos

Kazuhiko Kido

Marvin Konstam

Renzo Loyaga-Rendon

Douglas Mann

Kenton Miles in memory of Gerald Fasse

James Murray

Christopher O'Connor

Sara Paul

Navin Rajagopalan

Vijay Rao

Stephen Rosenthal

Dora Rossi

Marc Silver

Stanislaw Skaluba

Dolores Smith in memory of Gerald Fasse

Neal Stone in memory of Gerald Fasse

Laura Stott

Nancy Sweitzer

Albert Tallarigo

James Uebel in memory of Gerald Fasse

Ross Upton

Paul Verst in memory of Gerald Fasse

George Vetrovec

Vytenis Viltrakis in memory of Gerald Fasse

Tania Vora

WB Jones Spring CO Inc in memory of Gerald Fasse

Natalie Zundel in honor of John Barnes

Impact Donor Giving Societies

Impact Donor Giving Societies recognize individuals and families who give at the $15,000 level or higher. Gifts of this size can be made in installments over 1-3 years. Recognition is given from gift commitment until the year it is completed. Gifts may also be designated to either the Emerging Leaders or Transformative Research funds.

Foundation Impact Giving Societies
Annual Donor Giving Circles

Every gift gets us closer to our goal of transforming patient care. Annual donors build the bedrock of our work with their committed, ongoing support each year. They will be recognized at the following levels of giving:

Foundation Annual Donor Circles
Sustainer Circle Monthly Giving

Sustainer  Circle donors commit to monthly gifts using our online donation form. They break their gift into bite-sized chunks that add up to big impact in a year. These donors provide sustainable funding for our programs and receive regular program updates and fewer donation requests. They are recognized at their cumulative Annual Donor Giving Circle above, plus acknowledge in special Sustainers Circle donor listings.

Honor & Memorial Giving

Donors can give in honor of a family member or treatment provider, or remember a loved one, with a gift to Heart Failure Research Foundation. There is a special place on our form to add a dedication. Tribute gifts will be recognized in special listings on our website, and we will send a notification to your honoree or their family.