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

Unlike most nonprofit organizations, THI relies entirely on government grants, research contracts and—most significantly—donor contributions to achieve our goals of pioneering research and education for the prevention and treatment of heart disease.

Giving Priorities

  • Research Fund

    The discovery of new knowledge to improve patient care and to prevent cardiovascular disease is the motivating force behind everything at Texas Heart Institute. Physicians and scientists at THI work tirelessly to unfold the mysteries of nature and disease, to understand the mechanisms at work, and to envision solutions that will ultimately lead to effective treatments. Major areas of research include:

    We will learn as much about heart disease in the next 10 years as we did in the last 100. Through gifts to the Research Fund, donors will provide the stability that will make a substantial impact on cardiovascular diseases now and in the future.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Endowment Fund

    The health and size of an endowment is an important indicator of the financial health and long-term focus of a nonprofit organization. Gifts to the Endowment Fund will provide the seed money necessary to launch new programs that offer the greatest promise of future benefit, to further strengthen THI’s faculty of researchers and to purchase up-to-date equipment for scientific studies. These gifts will impact permanently the progress against heart disease by establishing a solid and predictable base of annual funding, independent of annual donations and government support.

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 832 355-3792.

Outright Gifts

  • Cash/Checks
  • Credit Card
  • Property/Real Estate
  • Stocks/Securities

Support Groups

Giving Societies

Planned Gifts

  • Charitable Lead Trusts
  • Charitable Remainder Trusts
  • Gift Annuities
  • Life Insurance

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 832-355-3792 or by email at