The Texas Heart Institute (THI) remains at the forefront of tremendous achievement and discovery in our pursuit to reduce the devastating toll of cardiovascular disease around the world. Our progress would not be possible without the confidence, commitment, and support of our donor community.

Ways To Give

As The Texas Heart Institute enters its seventh decade, we remain steadfast in our mission to improve cardiovascular health through trailblazing research, thought leadership, education, and patient care. We cannot do it without the support of the philanthropic community. Contributions from donors like you enable us to push the boundaries of discovery and help positively impact the lives of so many people, not just in Texas but across the globe.

Giving Priorities

  • Research Innovation Fund

    The Texas Heart Institute Research Innovation Fund was established with the same pioneering spirit on which Dr. Denton A. Cooley founded the Institute in 1962. The Fund will propel the next generation of cardiovascular research at The Texas Heart Institute by sparking discovery, supporting innovation, and recognizing excellence in high-risk, high-reward scientific exploration.

    The Fund will support novel translational research and programs that integrate discovery science, personalized medicine, patient- and population-based research into a multidisciplinary framework to improve global health. Areas of focus include:

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  • Education Fund

    Texas Heart Institute’s commitment to education is one of the dimensions that sets it apart from other major centers. Postdoctoral and allied training programs, seminars, symposia, conferences, publication of scientific and clinical findings, training materials, and public outreach are all part of the Institute’s educational thrust.

    By providing people around the world with reliable information about cardiovascular disease, associated risk factors and healthful lifestyles, and training current and future generations of physicians based on the latest information and techniques, we will make meaningful progress in the battle against heart disease. Gifts to the Education Fund will allow THI to sustain its current array of programs and to introduce new programs to educate the public and medical professionals.

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  • Greatest Need Fund

    Visionary science and education are only part of the equation. Each year, funding priorities to maximize potential life-saving research and to improve educational programs are identified. Most gifts and grants received are for designated research and education programs. As welcome and necessary as these gifts are, they do not address the ever-growing need for financial flexibility.

    Gifts to the Greatest Need Fund will enable THI to strengthen areas of excellence, to fulfill more completely the Institute’s mission and to advance the progress against society’s oldest enemy.

Your philanthropic donations play a critical role in our ability to enhance the care provided to those around the world who suffer from cardiovascular disease, and there are many ways you can give. If you would like information about how to leave the Texas Heart Institute in your will, please contact us at 832 355-4011.

We are here to work with you and your legal or financial advisors to develop a giving plan that is in your best interest and that also fulfills your desire to make a significant difference in the fight against heart disease. You may contact us at 832-355-4011 or by email at