The Children’s Heart Foundation, Inc. (CHFI) was registered with the SEC as a private, non-stock, non-profit institution on July 20, 2000. It was organized in 1999 by a group of young businessmen who raised funds to save the life of a young child who needed financial support to undergo cardiac surgery. The success of the surgery inspired this group to put up the Children’s Heart Foundation so that it can continue helping economically deprived children with heart disease to have access to quality medical care.
CHFI is a grant-making Foundation which provides assistance to charity patients of the Philppine Heart Center. Its main office is located at the 4th Floor Narra Bldg. 2276 Pasong Tamo Extension, Makati City. There are three (3) volunteers who are seconded staff from the group of companies owned by one of its founders and currently the BOT president, Mr. Alexander Go Kian Lin, and one (1) project-based/volunteer staff. There are nine (9) Board of Trustees.
It was certified as donee institution for one (1) year on July 21, 2014 which ended on May 22, 2015.
Its primary purpose is to extend financial assistance to the pediatric patients whose medical management requires special diagnostic studies, corrective interventions/surgical procedures through various fund raising activities. In order to attain its purpose, the Foundation partners with the Philippine Heart Center through the Chief of Cardiovascular Section and the Medical Social Service Department.
The Foundation’s fund-raising activities include Heat Sake Concert Series, Dance a Beat Marathon, conduct of annual socialization activities named “Camp Braveheart” for the cardiac patients. The Foundation partners with philanthropic organizations such as the Mending Kids International, Heart without Boundaries, Inc, and the PLDT Smart Foundation to increase its revenue to support more children in need of financial assistance in the management of their cardiac problems. It also supports structural development projects to improve the facilities of the PHC geared towards better medical care to patients.