Donation FAQs

Q: Where should I mail donation checks or money orders?
All donations should be mailed to:
The Children's Heart Foundation
5 Revere Drive, One Northbrook Place, Suite 200
Northbrook, IL 60062
Please complete our offline donation form, which can be found here, and include it with your check or money order.
Q: Who should I make my check out to?
  • Please make all checks payable to: The Children's Heart Foundation. In the memo line, please indicate 25 for the 25th Anniversary and which team and participant, if any, to whom the donation should be credited.

Q: Are donations tax-deductible?

  • All monetary donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

 Q: For international donations made online with a credit card, will the amount entered be in U.S. dollars?

  • Yes. For international donations made online with a credit card, the amount entered in the online donation form will be in U.S. dollars. If you have difficulty making an international donation, please contact us at for support.

Q: Do all donors who mail their donations receive a receipt?

  • Any donor who mailed their donation and provided an address will receive a receipt via mail once the donation has been processed. If you made your donation in installments, you will receive a receipt each time a monthly payment is processed.

Q: Do all donors who contribute online receive a receipt?

  • Yes, anyone who donates online, regardless of the amount, will receive a receipt via email.

Q: What is The Children’s Heart Foundation’s Tax ID number?

  • A Tax ID number identifies The Children’s Heart Foundation as a 501(c)(3) non-profit Organization. The Children’s Heart Foundation’s Tax ID number is 36-4077528.

Q: How do I add a dedication when I make a donation?

  • When you make a donation online, you can designate what you want to appear as your recognition name on the participant's Honor Roll. This may be your name, or it could be something such as "From the whole Wolf family" or "in memory of Aunt Cathy."

Q: Where do funds raised go?

  • The Children’s Heart Foundation is able to fund the most promising congenital heart defect research thanks to our volunteers, donors, participants, and teams who raise critical funds each year to support our mission. Funds raised are used in the same calendar year, making sure we put our donors’ dollars straight to work. We do this with the leadership of our esteemed Medical Advisory Council (MAC), comprised of 16 esteemed MD and PhD professionals from across the country, and two well respected lay reviewers. The Children’s Heart Foundation conducts calls for proposal each year, which are then reviewed and scored, and considered for funding award.
 Q: Can I mail in a cash donation?
  • It is not a good idea to send a cash donation in the mail. We recommend you deposit the cash into your checking account and then send a personal check from your account. Please make the check out to The Children's Heart Foundation, and send to:

The Children's Heart Foundation
5 Revere Drive, One Northbrook Place, Suite 200
Northbrook, IL 60062

Q: Can I enter a check online?

  • You can't digitally deposit a check online and must still send or bring any checks, but you can enter it as an offline donation, that can then be validated when we receive your check. The status of the check will be pending until the check is received.

Registration FAQs

Q: I’ve accidentally created two accounts! How can I delete one?


Fundraising FAQs

Q: Can I fundraise through Facebook Fundraisers?
  • Yes! If you hold a Facebook Fundraiser benefiting The Children's Heart Foundation, we would be happy to credit the amount raised to this campaign. Please visit your Participant Center to connect directly, or contact us at for assistance.
  • Other FAQs

Q: How can I join the mailing list so I can be informed on other events?
  • Please email us at to be added to our mailing list.

Q: I’m a #CHDWarrior or know one, or the loved one of a Heart Angel! How can I share a #CHDStory?

  • We would be grateful to receive your #CHDStory. Please submit your story using the Google form at:

Q: How can I contact you if I have other questions or need further assistance?