2021 Heart to Heart Grant Finalists

by Alpha Phi Foundation in Press Release

Alpha Phi Foundation awards an annual $100,000 Heart to Heart Grant to fund innovative, state of the art projects that address the need for specialized care and/or education to advance women’s heart health.

With the specialized expertise and dedication of our volunteer Medical Readers and our Heart to Heart Advisory Council, we have carefully reviewed all proposals. We are excited to announce this year’s top 5 Heart to Heart Grant Finalists. Alpha Phi Foundation will announce the Heart to Heart Grant Recipient in late February 2021.

Meet the 2021 Heart to Heart Grant Finalists


Duke University School of Nursing

Durham, NC

Mission: The mission of the Duke University School of Nursing is to create a center of excellence for the advancement of nursing science, the promotion of clinical scholarship, and the education of clinical leaders, advanced practitioners, and researchers. Through nursing research, education, and practice, students and faculty seek to enhance the quality of life for people of all cultures, economic levels, and geographic locations. Learn More →

Ohio State University Foundation/The Ohio State University Medical Center

Columbus, OH

Mission: As one of America’s top-ranked academic medical centers, our mission is to improve people’s lives in Ohio and across the world through innovation in research, education, and patient care. Learn More →

The University of Florida Foundation, Inc./UF College of Medicine

Gainsville, FL

Mission: Our mission is to promote health through outstanding and high-quality patient care, innovative and rigorous education in the health professions and biomedical sciences, and high-impact research across the spectrum of basic, translational and clinical investigation. Learn More →

University of Minnesota Foundation

Minneapolis, MN

Mission: The University of Minnesota System is driven by a singular vision of excellence. We are proud of our land-grant mission of world-class education, groundbreaking research, and community-engaged outreach, and we are unified in our drive to serve Minnesota…We seek new knowledge that can change how we all work and live. Students in all majors have the opportunity to participate in research alongside professors who are leaders in their fields. Learn More →

University of Washington Foundation/UW Medicine

Seattle, WA

Mission: To improve the health of the public. The 30,000 members of our community advance this mission through the excellence of their work in patient care, medical education, and research. UW Foundation is committed to increasing private giving to the UW and enhancing understanding among the UW’s alumni and other friends of the need for private giving to support excellence in programs throughout the University of Washington. Learn More →

To learn more about past Heart to Heart Grant recipients, click here

Women’s Heart Health Program

Through donors’ generosity, Alpha Phi Foundation granted over $1.3M to heart health-focused projects and organizations through the Heart to Heart Grant. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in North America. For 28 years, the Heart to Heart Grant has invested in female-focused cardiovascular research and educational initiatives through its annual Heart to Heart Grant. Learn more about the Women’s Heart Health Program.

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