Your generous contribution has a direct and profound impact on our heart and feeding families.

Impact is a word often associated with philanthropic generosity: What will my donation do for an organization? Who will benefit from my support? How will I know it made a difference?

Every program and grant created by the Gabrielle Dinsmore Heart & Hope Fund is designed with direct impact in mind. From the 200 children who have attended Gabrielle’s Heart Camp, to the numerous families who have received financial support grants, to the 120 families assisted by a new social worker, to the families who attend pediatric feeding groups, hundreds of families have benefitted personally from the Gabrielle Dinsmore Heart & Hope Fund – from your generous donations.

Thousands of friends, philanthropic individuals, and Gabrielle Dinsmore Heart & Hope Fund families have come together to support the Fund’s mission and goals, through generous donations and volunteer time. For many, their initial support was in loving memory of Gabrielle Dinsmore, who lost her heart battle just shy of her third birthday. But as the Fund, the camp, and programs have grown, they have become proud supporters of this community of friends and physicians who want to support these families and children living with the impact of congenital heart defects, heart disease, and severe eating issues.

Additionally, the Gabrielle Dinsmore Heart & Hope Fund has received support from the most prominent corporate and independent business leaders throughout Rhode Island, including Navigant Credit Union, ChemArt, CVSHealth, who appreciate the impact the Gabrielle Dinsmore Heart & Hope Fund has on the community in which its company, employees, and customers work and live.

We invite you to learn more about our Heart and Feeding Families, our camp and education programs, our family and hospital grant recipients. And to join our community with your support. Your generosity will allow the Gabrielle Dinsmore Heart & Hope Fund to help these children grow and thrive, to support each family who receives a new diagnosis and to profoundly impact this growing community for the future.

Our Impact…

  • Sponsored Gabrielle’s Heart Camp annually since 2011 with an investment of $150,000 for 320 Heart Heroes’ camp experiences
  • Pledged $25,000 to Connecticut Children’s Medical Center’s Cardiac Program to underwrite The Gabrielle Dinsmore Heart & Hope Family Assistance Fund to help families in need
  • Presented a $31,000 in grant assistance to the Pediatric Heart Center of Hasbro Children’s Hospital to fund a Social Worker to help address critical unmet needs of hundreds of pediatric cardiac patients
  • Presented Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital’s Pediatric Cardiology Program with a $10,000 grant to fund an annual lectureship and patient support fund
  • Presented $19,500 to Boston Children’s Hospital’s  Cardiac Program since 2010 to purchase toys, gas cards and provide other forms of assistance
  • Presented $12,000 to Easter Seals Rhode Island to support their Pediatric Feeding Group
  • Sponsored the American Heart Association’s “Little Heart Hero Days” in Connecticut and Rhode Island with sponsorship totally $27,500 and benefiting over 300 New England Families
  • Partnered with Whole Foods Market of Cranston, RI to host a series of “Healthy Eating Demonstrations” for 20 Heart Families
  • Purchased 18 Vitamix blenders for children with G-tubes for their “blended” diet

A Story of Hope

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Featured Sponsor

Navigant Credit Union

Navigant Credit Union

Navigant Credit Union is a strategic partner of the Fund and is an integral part of the Fund’s success. The Fund is grateful to be the recipient of five annual grants from Navigant Credit Union.

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