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

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…)

Heart Family Trip to Turtle Back Zoo!

Join us Saturday, May 14th from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM at the Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange, NJ. This event is free for all Heart Families and their immediate family members. Please feel free to pack a lunch, or you can purchase lunch at the zoo. The CHD Coalition will provide beverages and dessert. (more…)

Apply for a 2016 CHD Coalition Scholarship

The CHD Coalition is pleased to be awarding two $2,000 scholarships to eligible graduating high school students. Applicants must have a congenital heart defect or acquired heart disease. Visit the Scholarship page for eligibility information and to download this year’s application.

Heart Mom’s Day Out

Would you like to connect with other heart moms from Northern NJ, and enjoy a nice afternoon sharing stories while painting a beautiful picture? Join us Sunday, March 20th from 11 am – 1 pm! This is just for us “Moms” to get to know other moms going through the same struggles of having a child, or losing a child, to their congenital heart defect. There is no need to know anyone else going, it’s just us “Moms!”

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Stay Connected

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

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