Welcome to the CHD Coalition

The Congenital Heart Defect Coalition (CHD Coalition for short) is a national nonprofit organization whose sole purpose is to improve the quality of life for children and adults born with heart disease, also known as a congenital heart defect or CHD. There are two critical paths for us to achieve this goal: (1) unite and support the families affected by CHD; and (2) fund medical research to improve long-term care and survival. Wrapping around these two objectives is the need to increase national public awareness of the severity of congenital heart defects. Even though CHD is the #1 birth defect affecting 1 in 100 babies born in the United States, most people have not even heard of it until their family was directly impacted.


While research offers the huge potential for improvement and prevention of heart disease, programs that support the community and hospitals deliver an immediate benefit to the families and children. For this reason, the CHD Coalition is a very unique organization that understands the importance of contributing to both. There are no salaried employees at the CHD Coalition, and all donations go to research and our various programs.


We are the largest organization in Northern New Jersey, originally established in 2007, dedicated to reducing the impact of congenital heart disease. But our focus is not limited to NJ. We are continuing to expand into other states so families across the nation can benefit from our mission. Together, we are united to make a change.


News & Events

NJ Jackals Family Event

The CHD Coalition is proud to sponsor a family event on Sunday June 26 at Yogi Berra Stadium to watch the NJ Jackals play and to have an opportunity to socialize with other local Heart Families. Game time is 2:00PM to approximately 5:00PM. The event is open and free to the CHD Warriors and their immediate family members.. (more…)

CHD Coalition Benefit Dinner

The CHD Coalition Benefit Dinner was an absolutely amazing night with a stunning new venue at the Venetian in Garfield, NJ. Every attendee raved about the magnificence of the event. This very special evening raised nearly $50,000, which allowed the CHD Coalition to continue its various outreach programs and advancements in medical research. (more…)

CHD Coalition Donates $50,000 for Lifesaving Research

FEBRUARY 2016. BUTLER, NEW JERSEY – The Congenital Heart Defect Coalition (CHD Coalition) bestowed a $50,000 grant to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to advance groundbreaking research that offers a huge potential to extend the lifespan of individuals born with heart disease. (more…)

CHD Awareness Walk 2015

Thank you to all those who joined us for the 8th Annual Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Walk and Family Fun Day on September 20, 2015! We would especially like to thank all of our sponsors that make this day possible!


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CHD Coalition, 45 Carey Avenue, Suite 250 #1, Butler, NJ 07405, Phone: (973) 850-6320, Email: info@chdcoalition.org

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