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 children 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 that can enhance the lives of underprivileged children. Will it be yours?

Charlie's Watering Hole

An update on our first project with A Glimmer of Hope, a well in the remote Villages of Gondar.

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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


Now Welcoming Applications

Charlie’s Heart Foundation is committed to supporting small non-profits who 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.

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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: Camp Twin Lakes

The Charlie’s Heart Foundation Grant Program is designed to help other nonprofit organizations whose missions align with our own in helping families and empowering them to stay together under difficult circumstances.  This year has been particularly difficult for nonprofits, who are seeing increased demand for their services but are experiencing fewer donations than typical due […]

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Meet Our 2020 Grant Winners: Kindermourn

As an organization, one of the highlights of our year was creating and running the Charlie’s Heart Foundation Grant Program for the first time ever and getting to know some of the incredible organizations who applied.  More than ever, nonprofits need our help. Many are seeing an increased need for their services but are facing […]

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Family Dinner

The times I miss Charlie most are seemingly the mundane moments of the day — getting dressed in the mornings, brushing teeth, dropping off, and picking up at preschool.  These were the moments that he would say something funny, make a poignant observation or ask a question that required more than a one-sentence response. That’s […]

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I Wish for Charlie

My favorite time of day is after I drag myself out of bed, get Ellie ready for school, and hop in the car. I’m never super pleased when the alarm goes off and often wish I could press snooze for a few more hours. But the 10-minute drive between our house and school makes it […]

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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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