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Grants to USA, Canada, and International Nonprofits for Programs
and Research that Improves the Lives of People with Cystic Fibrosis

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Deadline Date:

11/30/17 Midnight EST


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Grants of up to $50,000 to USA, Canada, and International nonprofit organizations for innovative, patient-centered programs and research projects that focus on helping people with Cystic Fibrosis live fuller lives. Proposals must address the psycho-social challenges patients face, improve the overall support of family members of patients, support patients in taking more ownership of their healthcare, and/or enhance the education of patients, including topics on transition, adherence, and navigating new environments.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 148350

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant:

- Individual Projects Maximum Grant Amount: $50,000 USD per award.
- Collaboration Projects Maximum Grant Amount: $100,000 USD per award.

Term of Contract:

Program must be complete within 12 months of execution of grant agreement and outcomes/accomplishments must be available for review at the end of that period.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicant must be a 501(c)(3) or similarly credentialed nonprofit organization.

Collaborative proposals between nonprofit and/or CF advocacy/community groups and/or academic institutions and/or medical societies are strongly encouraged and trans‐national programs are also encouraged.

Note: Applicants must advise if it is a new program or support for ongoing initiatives

Vertex cannot fund projects that will provide a benefit to Vertex other than the “incidental and tenuous” benefit that Vertex receives in the form of goodwill, name recognition, and publicity. Specifically, Vertex will not consider projects that:

- Promote a specific Vertex product or line of business
- Provide more than an “incidental or tenuous” benefit to Vertex (generally defined as good will and publicity)
- Involve lobbying or political activity
- Create an appearance of impropriety

Pre-Application Information:

The funding source is accepting applications through November 30, 2017 for the 2018 program.

Click on the link in the Supporting Documents section below to download the application.

Announcement of Grant Recipients will take place no later than January 31, 2018.

Note: This program is global in scope, but the applications and support materials must be submitted in English.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.


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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

USA Territories: American Samoa (USA)   Guam (USA)   Puerto Rico (USA)   Virgin Islands (USA)   Northern Mariana Islands (USA)

USA Compact Free Associations: The Federated States of Micronesia (USA)   Marshall Islands (USA)   Republic of Palau (USA)

Canada: Alberta   British Columbia   Manitoba   New Brunswick   Newfoundland and Labrador   Northwest Territories   Nova Scotia   Nunavut   Ontario   Prince Edward Island   Quebec   Saskatchewan   Yukon


International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.