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.

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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.

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Annual Grant Program

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

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What can one heart do?

Can it help keep families together?


Empowering families to stay together when faced with difficult life circumstances.


To support small nonprofits by funding innovative programs designed to improve the lives of at-risk and vulnerable families.



Grant Program


The Grant Cycle is Closed

Charlie’s Heart Foundation is committed to supporting small non-profits that are doing great work! The Foundation values working with organizations whose efforts are collaborative, multicultural, and evidence-based. Its grant-making focus is on funding innovative human service projects that empower families to stay together when difficult life circumstances challenge the family structure.

Please visit our grant program page to learn more about future funding opportunities, deadlines, and eligibility.

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From the Blog

Charlie’s Heart Foundation Grant Program

These are unusual times for all of us. Whether you’re a person, business, or nonprofit, everyone is struggling to find their footing in this new normal. The uncertainty of it all is daunting, and many are taking a financial hit.  This is true for nonprofits throughout the world, who have had to cancel upcoming fundraising […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Meet Our 2020 Grant Winners: Friends of Aine

Even though 2020 gets a bad rap (and for a good reason), the year wasn’t all bad. Sometimes looking on the bright side can help us put everything in perspective, and it’s always refreshing to focus on the good rather than the bad.  One of the good things that came out of last year for […]

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Meet Our 2020 Grant Winners: Refugee Support Services

2020 was a pretty tough rollercoaster of emotions for everyone, ourselves included. We’re doing our best to hold onto the good news we run across when we can. And some of that good news for us has come through the Charlie’s Heart Foundation Grant Program, which launched for the very first time this past year.  […]

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– Mary Anne Roadmacher

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