2024 Heart to Heart Grant Finalists

by Courtney Chaffin in Press Release

Alpha Phi Foundation is proud to announce that 5 finalists have been selected for the 2024 Heart to Heart Grant.

New this year was the introduction of two arms of eligibility for the Heart to Heart Grant: Clinical and Community. Clinical project proposals are traditional bench research, while Community project proposals focus on community engagement, education and programming. Applicants were instructed to self-select which grant type their project proposal was eligible for. With the specialized expertise of our volunteer Medical Readers and the Heart to Heart Advisory Council, we have carefully reviewed all research and program proposals for this grant cycle.

Meet the Heart to Heart Clinical Grant Finalists

The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Foundation for Barnes Jewish Hospital

Mission: The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital’s mission is to help donors enrich lives, save lives, and transform health care through charitable gifts. 

With the help of their compassionate donors, The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital does more to help researchers find better treatments for the diseases affecting us most, pay it forward to a new generation of health care providers, and improve the health and well-being of their patients, family, and community.

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UTHealth Houston

UT Health Houston Texas

Mission: The mission of UTHealth Houston is to educate health science professionals, discover and translate advances in the biomedical and social sciences, and model the best practices in clinical care and public health.

UTHealth pursues this mission in order to advance the quality of human life by enhancing the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease and injury as well as promoting individual health and community well-being.

Learn more here

Meet the Heart to Heart Community Grant Finalists

Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia

UVA Health

Mission: To transform health and inspire hope for all Virginians and beyond. UVA Health focuses on four critical mission areas: Clinical Care, Education, Research and Community.

UVA Health’s vision is to be the nation’s leading public academic health system and a best place to work — while transforming patient care, research, education, and engagement with the diverse communities they serve. 

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University of Missouri System

Univ of Missouri System

Mission: The mission of the University of Missouri System, as a land-grant university and Missouri’s only public research and doctoral-level institution, is to achieve excellence in the discovery, dissemination, preservation and application of knowledge.

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American Heart Association Dallas

Mission: The mission of the American Heart Association (AHA) is to be a relentless force for a world where people live longer, healthier lives. The AHA Vision is of a just society of healthy communities, where all individuals reach their highest potential for health. The overall AHA Mission is to advance the health of all individuals and communities.

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

All finalists will be partaking in an interview with members of the Heart to Heart Advisory Council and Board of Directors. Recipients for both Clinical and Community Heart to Heart Grants will be announced at the end of February 2024 in conjunction with the close of Heart Health Month.  

Women’s Heart Health Program

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in North America. For 30+ years, Alpha Phi Foundation has invested in female-focused cardiovascular research and educational initiatives through its annual Heart to Heart Grant. Through donors’ generosity, Alpha Phi Foundation has granted over $1.5M to heart health-focused projects and organizations through the Heart to Heart Grant. Learn more about our Women’s Heart Health Program

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