The following organizations below support children with heart disease and have received gifts from Hearts of Harvest Foundation.
American Heart Association-Western States Affiliate 2001 -2005, 2007, 2012
Our gifts to the AHA support HOHF mission of helping to prevent heart disease in children by allocating funds specifically to Pediatric Heart Research. If defects and heart disease can be corrected in children, cures for our children can provide hope in preventative heart care for adults. 100% of all American Heart Association gifts are specifically designated for pediatric heart research only. None of our gift is ever used for general overhead or fundraising costs.
As of April, 2013, $99,739.00 has been gifted to our Western States Affiliate branch of the American Heart Association. ($10,000 given to Midwestern Pediatric Research Endowment in 2003). | www.americanheart.org
Children’s Heart Fund Family Network 2001-2002
Prior to HOHF becoming their own non-profit organization, monies raised from our 2001 and 2002 “Hearts of Harvest” events were allocated to a Sacramento based non-profit who solely supported children with heart disease.
Gifts for two years resulted in $16,165.00.
Camp Taylor, Inc. 2003-2005, 2007, 2010, 2012, 2014
With almost 40% of the campers coming from the valley of California, Camp Taylor runs several camps for kids with heart disease. Our gift helps to support this free camp for kids with CHD and their siblings. Camp Taylor’s program called 4 “Heartsake” provides financial assistance to families from the valley of California that are having financial hardship due to a hospitalization or being on the transplant list. Their mission is to create positive experiences in the lives of children with heart disease.
Gifts given as of November, 2014: $142,615.00. Here are a couple quotations from kids that have attended camp. | www.kidsheartcamp.org
“The best fun that I had at camp was swimming with my doctor!”
Heart Camper from 2003
“Thank you for your hard work and the fun activities that you provided for me. The counselors were great. It is nice to be with kids that face the same challenges with our hearts.”
Camper from 2005
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Heart Social Services Fund 2003, 2007, 2012, 2014
Our gifts are used to help families with heart patients meet their basic needs while in a crisis. Many families travel to this hospital from great distances. Examples of assistance include: Financial assistance with food, housing, transportation, funeral costs and pharmacy costs. The cost of complex medical care can be a drain on a family’s financial resources. Here is a quote from one family who benefited from a HOHF gift.
Gifts given as of November, 2014: $60,000.00. | www.LPCH.org
“ M. was hospitalized for a very long time and this resulted in the family’s need to utilize almost all of their savings. This family received assistance that enabled them to pay their PG&E bill and they are ever so grateful that their power stayed on for the siblings left at home.”
Dollars For Dylan 2004
Dylan, at the time this gift was given, was a 3 year old boy. He and his family (Jim, Melanie, Jordan and Derek live here in Tracy). Dylan has had ten or more heart surgeries. He was born with his heart facing backward with no right ventricle. They faced medical bills that insurance did not cover. HOHF worked directly with the Social Services Department at Children’s Hospital in Oakland to help with medical costs not covered by their insurance.
Gift given: $5,000.00
UCSF Children’s Hospital 2004
Our gift was allocated to specifically serve the needs of children with congenital heart disease. Funds are administered by UCSF social workers with none of our gift going to administrative costs. HOHF’s desire is to assist the heart families that need financial help with basic needs while in crisis. Funds were used to help a family who lost their five month old baby. Due to their substantial medical expenses, they were unable to pay the mortgage on their house. HOHF’s support saved the family from losing their home.
Gift given: $15,000.00 | www.UCSF.org
Children’s Hospital & Research Center, Oakland 2005, 2010, 2012, 2014
Our gift is allocated to specifically serve the needs of children with congenital heart disease. Funds will be administered by CHO social workers with none of our gift going to administrative costs. HOHF’s desire is to assist the heart families that need financial help with basic needs while in crisis. Examples of such aid would be Emergency Housing, Medication, CPR classes, phone cards, funeral services, utilities, Transportation, Formula, Summer Camp, childcare and other financial assistance.
Gift given as of November, 2014: $57,000.00 | www.childrenshospitaloakland.org
Local Beneficiaries and Partnerships
The following grants/gifts extend a hand to local families and other community non-profit organizations that HOHF partners with. They support the HOHF mission: Offering assistance and support to families and children of Tracy and our neighboring communities that have a child in a health crisis.
HOHF program JP Matters of the Heart Fund provides these grants.
JP Grants & local partnership amounts given as of November, 2014 totals $85,069.00
Beneficiaries of our community who have benefited from a grant to date are:
Smith Family Grant, Tracy $1,947 in 2005
Jenkins Family Grant, Tracy $1,000 in 2006
Healthy Connections Resource Center $5,000 in 2007
Pregnancy Resource Center of Tracy $2,000 in 2007
Children’s Home Society of Tracy $5,595 in 2007
Tracy Hospital Foundation of Tracy $3,817 Festival of Tree Supporter 2003-2008
Colondres Family Grant $750.00 in 2008
Give Every Child A Chance of Tracy $2,000 in 2008 and 2009
Gordon Family Grant, Mountain House $1,000 in 2009
Pregnancy Resource Center of Tracy $1,500 in 2010
Children’s Home Society of Tracy $6,500 in 2010
Tracy Hospital Foundation of Tracy $1,000 in 2010
Sutter Tracy Community Hospital / Healthy
Connections Resource Center $11,000 in 2010
Boys & Girls Club of Tracy $750 in 2011
Pregnancy Resource Center of Tracy $2000 in 2012
Give Every Child a Chance $1500 in 2012
Tracy Hospital Foundation $1000 in 2012
Tracy Family Resource Center/Healthy Connections $10,000 in 2013
Local Family JP Grants & Projects $14,760
Tracy Hospital Foundation $25,000 in 2014
Community Partnership for Families of San Joaqquin $10,000 in 2014