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. Your philanthropic, tax-deductible gift will provide the resources to accomplish this!
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.
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.
Sapphire Society ($15,000-24,999)
Robin Lewis-Gage & Family in memory of Harlan Lewis & Gary Gage
Platinum Circle ($10,000-14,999)
John Teerlink in honor of Ann & Rich Teerlink
Gold Circle ($5,000-9,999)
Silver Circle ($2,500-4,999)
Bronze Circle ($1,000-2,499)
Camilla Clarke in honor of Natalie Pierson
James Fang in honor of Robb Kociol
Angela King in honor of Natalie Pierson
Colleen McIlvennan in memory of Patrick D. Rohrer
Copper Circle (up to $999)
Anonymous in honor of Natalie Pierson
Anonymous in memory of Charles Vargo
Anonymous in memory of Howard Mittler
Kirkwood Adams, Jr.
Dionne Barnum in honor of Natalie Pierson
Chester Benham in honor of Dr. Ali Hamid
Cincinnati Ohio Airstream Club in memory of Gerald Fasse
Maria Rosa Costanzo
Pamela Dumaine in memory of Gerald Fasse
Robert Fender in memory of Gerald Fasse
Sandy Flanagan in memory of Gerald Fasse
Juan Garcia Cruz
Maria Giovanna Trivieri
Karen Hepp Family in memory of Gerald Fasse
Jewel King Jewelers in memory of Gerald Fasse
Patrick Klocke in memory of Gerald Fasse
Kenton Miles in memory of Gerald Fasse
Melvin Pierson in honor of Natalie Pierson
Lisa Randolph in honor of Natalie Pierson
Dolores Smith in memory of Gerald Fasse
Diane Sockness in memory of Charles Vargo
Neal Stone in memory of Gerald Fasse
James Uebel in memory of Gerald Fasse
Paul Verst in memory of Gerald Fasse
Vytenis Viltrakis in memory of Gerald Fasse
WB Jones Spring CO Inc in memory of Gerald Fasse
Natalie Zundel in honor of John Barnes
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.
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:
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.
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.