The Amy Winehouse Foundation was launched 10 weeks ago to support vulnerable youth, and has pledged to donate 500,000 pounds ($780,000) in its first year.
The soul singer's parents, Mitch and Janice Winehouse, visited Little Havens Children's Hospice in Thundersley Wednesday to meet children benefitting from a 10,000-pound ($15,600) donation.
"It was heartbreaking actually...I'm starting to well up now, but heartwarming at the same time," Mitch Winehouse said.
A British coroner ruled the singer, known for her beehive hairdo and hits like "Rehab," died of alcohol poisoning.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.