Your support makes our work possible. But how much of your donation stays in your community?
75 cents of every dollar you give stays in our seven affiliates.
Affiliates use approximately 60 cents of the 75 cents they receive to fund the programs and operations in your region. This means the Heart Walks, Go Red For Women Luncheons, Jump Rope For Heart events, and other mission-supporting programs in your area are funded using the money you’ve donated.
The affiliates designate the remaining 15 cents of each donated dollar for local research. We use your money to fund basic and clinical science helping people in your area find new ways to keep you and your loved ones healthy and free of cardiovascular disease and stroke. Recent local research has led to breakthroughs such as clot-busting drugs and drug-eluding stents. Your research dollars help develop early career investigators-- individuals who generate the highest quality research to benefit you.
The 25 cents of your dollar that remain at the National Center is used for national expenses.
The other 13 cents goes to fund the national research projects we are deeply committed to. Only the federal government funds more cardiovascular research than we do. We reserve as much of your dollar as we can for research, and it pays off. Your donations towards research have resulted in nine Nobel Prize winners.