The Source of Our Spark

Charlie Holt’s life ended abruptly after five short years. But his life was anything but small. It was the spark of a movement – a movement to turn tragedy into triumph for vulnerable families.

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Charlie’s Cards for a Cause –
A Charity Casino Night
The Terrace at Cedar Hill, Charlotte
Friday, October 27th | 6pm-10pm

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What Can One Heart Do?

Can it stop countless families from being forced apart? Can it make families whole again? We believe one heart can be a hero for many. Will it be yours?

What can one heart do?

Can it help keep families together?


We envision a world where no family is torn apart by tragedy and where all families, regardless of their circumstances, have access to the support they need to stay healthy and whole.



Our mission is to fund holistic programs that promote the mental well-being of vulnerable families.



Grant Program


The 2023 Grant Cycle is Closed

Charlie’s Heart Foundation is committed to supporting small nonprofits aligned with our mission that are doing great work! Our grant program seeks to fund innovative, holistic programs that promote the mental well-being of families in underserved and under-resourced communities.

Please visit our grant program page to learn more about our application process, deadlines, and eligibility requirements.

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From the Blog

The CHF 2023-2025 Strategic Plan

Dear Supporters, Partners, and Community Members, We started Charlie’s Heart Foundation in 2017 after the tragic loss of our five-year-old son, Charlie. Looking back on the weeks and months after Charlie’s death, we can’t help but feel gratitude. Although our family experienced an incredible tragedy and was consumed by grief, we were also wrapped in […]

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Book Drive for Charlie’s Library and Tutoring Center

We are visiting Ethiopia later this year, and we’d love to spread a little sunshine to the families of the Addis Jemari Family Empowerment Program while we are there. Help us stock the shelves of Charlie’s Library and Tutoring Center by purchasing a book from our Amazon Wish List: Or, if you prefer, make a […]

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Rebecca Discusses Grief and Trauma on Charlotte Talks with Mike Collins

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Happy Birthday, Charlie!

I wonder what you would look like? Would your giggle be the same? The way you wear your hair, would it be shagging like the other boys or parted to the side like I always brushed it? Would you still love superheroes and play soccer just as you did when you were five? Or would […]

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“As we work to create light for others, we naturally light our own way.”

– Mary Anne Roadmacher

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