IHH Family Grant

Intermountain Healing Hearts (IHH) provides support for families of children and adults with congenital heart defects and childhood onset heart disease. In addition to the emotional and physical support provided by the organization the IHH Family Heart Grant offers financial support to assist families with some of the monetary challenges associated with heart disease. Grants are for those seeking monetary aid for medical services received from September 1st, of the previous year to August 31st, of the application year.


In order to qualify for an IHH Family Heart Grant applicants must:

  • Be a registered member of Intermountain Healing Hearts whose primary cardiologist is a doctor at Primary Children's Hospital or the University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • Have a demonstrated physical and financial need documented by a letter from a cardiologist or other inpatient attending physician.
  • If applying for your child, the child must live with you 51% of the time or more and be listed as a dependent on your most recently filed IRS 1040. If the child is not listed on your most recently filed 1040 then we need a copy of both yours and the 1040 on which the child is listed as a dependent. For infant children not yet reported on income tax returns a birth certificate must be provided.
  • Have a specific need for the funds. These grants are to assist with heart related needs, including but not limited to: 
    • Heart related medical services. 
    • Special medical services secondary to heart related conditions including but not limited to feeding and physical therapies (must submit documentation.)
    • Travel outside of Utah to receive medical services (up to $200 if flying to another state – please submit a copy of the airplane ticket showing the cost of airfare and the letter from the cardiologist must include the need for the patient to receive services outside of the State of Utah.)
    • Families listed for/who have received heart transplants
    • Other appropriate medical needs.

This grant is not meant to be used to pay for experimental treatments, dental treatment, electronics, or other non-heart related medical treatments as funding is limited. Only one application per family, per year. Preference will be given to families who have not previously received a grant award, though it does not prevent families from applying and receiving grant monies again as we recognize situations are ever changing.

Applications will be reviewed by an advisory panel appointed by Intermountain Healing Hearts. If a grant is approved for treatment services must be provided by a trained, and if appropriate, licensed professional.

Financial need of the applicant will be evaluated by submission of a photocopy of the first page of the most recently filed Federal tax return (Internal Revenue Service 1040, 1040-A, or 1040-EZ). Social Security Numbers should be blacked out by the submitter. The following scale will be used to determine financial eligibility:

To apply for the IHH Family Heart Grant please submit each of the following:

  • Completed Application Form.
  • A one page letter from your cardiologist or other inpatient attending physician listing the needs of the patient and the financial need of the family. If applying for funds to use for out of state travel the letter from the cardiologist MUST state the need. This letter can be emailed directly to grant@ihhearts.org.
  • A copy of the first page of the most recently filed federal tax return. Social Security Numbers should be blacked out by the submitter. A birth certificate must be also provided for qualifying infants born after January 1st, of the application year if they are not included on the tax return.
  • Additional documentation regarding the planned use of the funds.

Applications are due by October 31st of the application year and are required to be submitted electronically to grant@ihhearts.org. Grants will be awarded by a grant review committee. Grants will be distributed by check to the applicants before November 30th of the application year. Grant submission will remain confidential and receive a grant identification number. The applicant's identity will remain anonymous to the grant review committee.