How it all started and where we can go from here.

Hello, my name is Aimee Tarte. I started Tarte’s Hearts as a non-profit in my father’s memory to partner with children and positively impact their lives. Our primary goal is to foster empathy towards others and guide them in taking action to make a difference.

When my dad suddenly and unexpectedly passed away in 2014, I felt lost. He was my world, my rock. And the most honest, genuine, kind-hearted person that I’ve known. He taught me unconditional love and I’m incredibly fortunate to have had such an amazing person to call my hero.  

I became inspired, wanting to spread the warmth and compassion he instilled in me. I formed Tarte’s Hearts with a pure heart, guided by his unbounded optimism.

Our vision is to empower children through teaching them how to have a positive impact in themselves, their community, and their world. We provide program outlines to local chapters that are filled with events, activities, fundraisers, community service, and selfless acts.

We can directly impact the lives of our children.

Our story

What can you do to help?

We welcome any assistance you want to give.

Our values


Our initiatives are honorable, and we operate in a way that is honest, transparent, and ethical. We focus on doing the right thing, not the easiest thing.


Through field trips, events, and charitable contributions, we are able to give children an opportunity to give back and directly take part in making a difference.


We provide a framework for children to combine empathy with action. We help them to put aside their own thoughts and emotions to see the struggles others are going through.


By partnering and working with a variety of groups and organizations, we are able to accomplish our mission on a larger platform instead of limiting our focus. The creativity and success of our projects are a result of the relationships we have fostered.


Modeling positive behaviors and actions helps children develop a healthy self-image, confidence, and compassion. We celebrate our differences and embrace diversity.

Our Mission

Tarte's Hearts fosters empathy and compassion within children, and combines it with action through acts of kindness and serving others in our community. 

Tarte's Hearts

Changing the world
starts with just one heart!