EIN 26-0330887

ForHearts Worldwide (FHW)

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ForHearts Worldwide is a non-profit organization that saves lives by fundraising and creating a network for providing implantable cardiovascular devices for people in need in developing countries around the world.
Also known as...
Heartbeat International Foundation
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Program areas at FHW

The Heartbeat International project was started in 1984 by the watson clinic Foundation as a 501(c)(3) private operating Foundation. In 1992, the headquarters of Heartbeat International was transferred to st. joseph's hospital of tampa, a 501(c)(3) public charity. Heartbeat International distributes new, implantable cardiac pacemakers and related devices to totally indigent patients in third world countries through uniformly structured heart centers located in developing countries. These life-saving or life-improving devices are supplied without cost to Heartbeat International by participating pacemaker manufacturers. (see schedule o for continuation of program accomplishments) the devices are implanted only in totally indigent patients by cardiologists/surgeons associated with the local heart center in the third world community without charge. The Foundation implanted 142 devices in 2022, even with a decline in donations from manufacturers.the purpose of Heartbeat International is to provide all professional and medical services by doctors and hospitals at no charge to the patient.heartbeat International creates awareness and educates the public, both in the united states and developing countries, about the medical needs and challenges of indigent patients in developing countries. The Foundation has experienced a tremendous decrease in inventory during the years 2020 and 2021. Not only has the Foundation shown a reduction in the number of donations due to the covid-19 pandemic which impacted International shipments, the Foundation has modified its inventory valuation policy to write down its inventory more quickly to better reflect the value of the devices by its useful life. The updated inventory valuation policy for all devices and leads are written down to $0 in value when devices are 3 years beyond their use by date. Due to the inventory valuation policy change and impact of the covid-19 pandemic, the Foundation experienced a reduction in its inventory value at year end 2020 and 2021, as well as the value of inventory placed into service. In addition, the Foundation further wrote off inventory identified to be destroyed in 2022 due to its useful life. In 2022, the Foundation recieved inventory contributions from biotronik on a specific request basis directly to the heart centers. The Foundation plans to modify their business model to purchase deivices in the future as supply chain issues have made it difficult to receive devices. The Foundation feels the true measure of our mission is the number of lives it saves or devices it implants, rather than the dollar value of the devices and leads sent to the heart centers.patient highlight:arturo-mexico arturo's heart problems began when he was three years-old. His father worked long hours at a taco stand in mexico to support the family, but he felt scared and helpless. "i didn't have the money for that surgery. I couldn't save my own son's life. "his mother was equally devastated. "when my son was sleeping, sometimes i couldn't hear his heart, and i knew one day he might not wake up in the morning." Arturo's family found hope when they met dr. ricardo meneses of Heartbeat International. Arturo traveled 100 miles to a hospital and was rushed into surgery for a pacemaker implant.today, arturo runs around and plays with his friends. The experience has had a positive impact - he's back at school and hopes to become a doctor someday.patient highlight:christine-trinidad & tobago"my mother tells me i was born a healthy baby, and for the most part of my childhood, i was. When i was 14, i started feeling weak and tired all the time. During a checkup, they found that my Heartbeat was too low, so they took me for further tests. I was diagnosed with a third-degree heart block, and i needed to have a dual-chamber pacemaker implanted. ""my family was scared; our government hospital didn't offer the surgery, and we couldn't afford to get it done privately. I was in high school, and my life had just begun. ""Heartbeat International gave me a second chance at life. With their help, i was able to receive the surgery and life-long care at no cost. The doctors told me to rest at home, but i was too excited to be normal again, and i went back to school two weeks after the surgery. I graduated high school and went to college to study accounting. I graduated with honors, and i now work for the central bank.i am on my second device now. I follow up with my doctor every six months. In fact, i just saw my doctor yesterday and i am doing very well. ""i love life - i am into yoga, and hiking; i like to go out and hang out with my friends. If i don't tell you, you wouldn't guess i have a pacemaker, but i do, and it saved my life."

Who funds ForHearts Worldwide (FHW)

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Schwab Charitable FundHealth$15,109
Robbinsdale Women's CenterTithe Recipient$9,721
AmazonSmile FoundationGeneral Support$239

Personnel at FHW

Laura M DeliseExecutive Director$100,000
Thomas CrawfordChairman$0
Jill ClementsAssistant Manager of Compliance and Administration$0
Benedict ManiscalcoImmediate Past Chair$0
Jan HendersonInterim Vice Chair and Treasurer$0
...and 3 more key personnel

Financials for FHW

RevenuesFYE 12/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$485,997
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$1,336
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$61,989
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$55,659
Total revenues$604,981

Form 990s for FHW

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-122023-10-24990View PDF
2021-122022-11-08990View PDF
2020-122021-11-09990View PDF
2019-122021-04-02990View PDF
2018-122020-01-14990View PDF
...and 10 more Form 990s
Data update history
December 1, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2022
November 25, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2021
June 30, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2020
June 28, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 1 new personnel
June 27, 2023
Received grants
Identified 2 new grant, including a grant for $15,000 from J Crayton Pruitt Foundation
Nonprofit Types
Grantmaking organizationsDisease research fundraisersDisease-focused nonprofitsHeadquarter / parent organizationsCharities
HealthDiseases and disorders
Conducts researchFundraising eventsTax deductible donations
General information
3225 S Macdill Ave Suite 129-250
Tampa, FL 33629
Metro area
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL
Hillsborough County, FL
Website URL
(813) 605-1342
IRS details
Fiscal year end
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
G12: Voluntary Health Associations and Medical Disciplines Fund Raising and Fund Distribution
NAICS code, primary
813212: Health and Disease Research Fundraising Organizations
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