Women’s Heart Health

Alpha Phi Foundation cares about improving women’s heart health, and has supported education and research since our dedication to the cause in 1946.

Heart to Heart Grant

Through the generosity of alumnae and donors, Alpha Phi Foundation funds research and educational programs that support the advancement of women’s heart health.

The annual Heart to Heart Grant awards $100,000 to medical professionals to better understand heart disease in women—specifically its symptoms, treatment, and prevention. Since its inception in 1993, the grant has funded over 30 cutting-edge projects focused in the improvement of women’s cardiovascular care.

Heart to Heart Grant Recipients

Grant Amount
2021Duke University School of Nursing$100,000
2020University of Iowa$100,000
2019UC Davis Health$100,000
2018Yale School of Medicine$100,000
2017Texas Heart Institute$100,000
2016University of Louisville Foundation$100,000
2015Geisinger Health System$100,000
2014Memorial Hermann Foundation$100,000
2013Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare Foundation$50,000
2013Texas Heart Institute$50,000
2012University of Washington Division of Cardiology$50,000
2011St. Luke's Hospital Foundation$50,000
2010American Heart Association - Greater Boston Area$25,000
2010Oregon Health Services University Foundation$50,000
2009University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Women's Heart Program$25,000
2008Events of the Heart$25,000
2007University of Colorado Hospital$50,000
2007American Heart Association - La Jolla (Go Red for Women Campaign)$50,000
2006American Heart Association - La Jolla (Go Red for Women Campaign)$50,000
2005Cleveland Clinic Foundation: Heart Center for Women$50,000
2004Mainline Health Heart Center$25,000
2003Mercy Medical Center of Northern Iowa$25,000
2002Mercy Medical Center of Northern Iowa$15,000
2001Allen Memorial Hospital$10,000
2000University of Cincinnati Women's Health Program$13,000
1999California Pacific Medical Center / Transitional Cardiac Care Unit$10,000
1998Egleston Children's Hospital's Sibley Heart Center$10,000
1998Sacred Heart Medical Center$4,000
1997Presbyterian Healthcare Foundation's "Women's Heart Night Out"$10,000
1996University of Florida Medical Center, Dept. of Pediatrics$10,000
1995Deaconess Hospital, Institute for Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease$10,000
1994Brigham and Women's Hospital, Cardiovascular Division$10,000
1993Program in Women's Cardiovascular Health, University Hospitals of Cleveland$10,000


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