Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Research Grant Recipient

Investing in Tomorrows

Researchers, supported by the CF Foundation, have made tremendous advances to improve the health and quality of life of people with CF. We are committed to providing the tools and resources you need to continuously build upon this work.

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is the world’s leader in the search for a cure for CF and supports a broad range of research initiatives to tackle the disease from all angles.

The CF Foundation offers a number of resources for learning about clinical trials and treatments that are being developed to improve the treatment of cystic fibrosis.

Our understanding of CF continues to evolve as scientists study what causes the disease and how it affects the body. These insights drive the development of new and better treatments and bring us one step closer to a cure.


  • Drug Development
  • Clinical Trials
  • Research Centers / CF "Think Tanks"
  • CFF Therapeutics
  • Advocacy
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Our mission is to cure cystic fibrosis and to provide all people with the disease the opportunity to lead full, productive lives by funding research and drug development, promoting individualized treatment, and ensuring access to high-quality, specialized care...

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

How common is cystic fibrosis?

About 30,000 people in the United States have cystic fibrosis. The disease affects about 1 in 2,500 to 3,500 white newborns. It’s not as common in other ethnic groups. It affects about 1 in 17,000 African-Americans and 1 in 100,000 Asian-Americans.

When are you likely to be diagnosed?

In the United States, about 1,000 new cases are diagnosed each year. About 75 percent of new diagnoses happen before age 2. Since 2010, it’s mandatory for all doctors in the United States to screen newborns for cystic fibrosis. The test involves collecting a blood sample from a heel prick. A positive test can be followed up with a “sweat test” to measure the amount of salt in the sweat, which can help secure the diagnosis of cystic fibrosis.

Research We Fund

Nearly every #cysticfibrosis drug available today was made possible because of @CF_Foundation support.

Track Record of Progress

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has led the way in advancing scientific discoveries and treatment breakthroughs in cystic fibrosis.