About the Heart of a Giant Foundation (HGF)

The Heart of a Giant Foundation is a Boston-based 501(c)(3) registered tax-exempt organization founded by Somaneh Bouba Diemé, himself a survivor of congenital heart failure.

We are dedicated to impacting communities for the better, with a mission to eliminate preventable harm attributable to heart diseases and to improve the management of chronic health conditions in our communities.

We strive to build a community that is not only informed and equipped to address heart diseases but is also supportive and accepting of those living with cardiovascular conditions. We work to amplify patient voices; we align resources and a culture of care that fosters better health outcomes — not just locally but globally.

Working at the intersection of healthcare, economics, and social interaction

Applying an innovative approach to promote healthy living, prevent chronic diseases, and bring the greatest health benefits to the highest number of people.

Community health impacts everything. Health impacts every other facet of life.

Helping individuals better manage and prevent high blood pressure through a culturally responsive, community-based, and technology-driven approach that provides comprehensive healthcare support, health education, and coaching.

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Our Supporters

The HGF Team, HGF Board of Directors, and HGF Advisors List and acknowledge donors:

HGF Board of Directors
American Heart Association (AHA) of Massachusetts
AHA Empowered to Serve (ETS) Program
CVS Health Foundation
Elisea Olanda
Neal Lakdawala
Beverly Ross Denny
Kirby Files
Kim Katz
Kay and Dave Bullis
Amon Millner
Nicole Singh
Sean Lashgari
Lurie Davis
AHA National Hypertension Control Initiative (NHCI)
Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) Massachusetts Foundation
Hilaire Diarra
Gloria Beckford
Joyce Allen Beckford
Kamron Mitchell
Ryan Levasseur
Sandhya Gardner
Sarah Barrington
Xiufen Zhou
Brookline Community Foundation (BCF)
Foley Hoag Foundation
Lenny Zakim Foundation