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 heal hearts all over the world.  Join us in our mission to turn tragedy into triumph for families everywhere.

Learn More

What Can One Heart Do?

Can it stop countless families around the globe from being forced apart? Can it help orphaned children transition from at-risk to thriving? Can it make families whole again? We believe one heart can be a hero for many. Will it be yours?

Partnership Program

Our Partnership Program is growing! Get updates on our work with Addis Jemari and A Glimmer of Hope in Ethiopia, and learn about our new partners, Kindermourn and The Still Place.

Learn More

Annual Grant Program

Congratulations to Our 2022 CHF Grant Winners! Learn more about our grantees and their work to support families in crisis.

Learn More

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 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 future funding opportunities, deadlines, and eligibility.

Learn More

From the Blog

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 […]

Read More

An Update from A Glimmer of Hope

Yesterday, we received this sweet video message from our partner, A Glimmer of Hope, along with an update on the work we are helping to fund in Debub Sodo, Ethiopia.

Read More

Meet Our 2020 Grant Winners: The Still Place

Last year wasn’t all bad, despite a global pandemic and major political unrest around the world. It’s important to focus on the good, and one really great thing that happened at Charlie’s Heart Foundation was the launch of our Charlie’s Heart Foundation Grant Program.  Since the beginning, it’s been a goal to create a grant […]

Read More

Meet Our 2020 Grant Winners: Community Culinary School of Charlotte

Last year, one of our greatest and most fulfilling achievements was launching the Charlie’s Heart Foundation Grant Program. Through this program, we connected with inspiring organizations and provided them assistance to help them with their missions. Some of these organizations were local, like the Community Culinary School of Charlotte, a nonprofit that’s right in our […]

Read More

Sign Up for the Updates

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Email List


Make a Difference Today

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

– Mary Anne Roadmacher

Consider Making a Donation

Please join us in our mission to fund holistic programs that promote the mental and emotional well-being of vulnerable families.