Credit Unions Kids at Heart® (CU Kids at Heart) is a Massachusetts-based 501(c)(3) charitable organization, and one of the largest credit union collaborative fundraising programs in the nation. Eastern Corporate Federal Credit Union (EasCorp) of Burlington, Massachusetts, founded CU Kids at Heart in 1996 with a small group of Massachusetts credit unions. The Team aimed to leverage the collective impact of credit union charitable efforts and to reflect of the industry’s belief in collaboration in service of a greater good. Since that time, the program has expanded to include dozens of participating credit unions and corporate sponsors nationwide.
CU Kids at Heart is dedicated to helping children lead healthy and happy lives.The Team and its supporters are committed to funding research activities aimed at the prevention, treatment, and/or cure of pediatric neurological diseases. For the past several years, the Team has worked closely with the medical investigators at Boston Children's Hospital, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, and their research affiliates to fund research activities aimed at the prevention, treatment, and/or cure of pediatric neurological diseases, including Sturge-Weber Syndrome, Moyamoya disease, Cerebral Palsy, epilepsy, and pediatric brain cancer.
As of May 2018 Credit Unions Kids at Heart has raised over $6 million toward this fundraising directive.
CU Kids at Heart is gearing up for the 2018-2019 season! This year, CU Kids at Heart will partner with the Team Jack Foundation, a non-profit foundation chaired by New England Patriots running back Rex Burkhead, in the fight against pediatric brain cancer. The Team will sponsor new and ongoing research initiatives and promising clinical trials under the direction of principal investigators at Boston Children’s Hospital, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Learn more on our Affiliates page.