About Us

About Us
Mission We are in a relentless pursuit of a cure

The mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is to cure cystic fibrosis and to provide all people with CF the opportunity to lead long, fulfilling lives by funding research and drug development, partnering with the CF community, and advancing high-quality, specialized care.

Our Mission
Our History The best story in medicine

Since our founding in 1955, we have worked alongside the cystic fibrosis community to effectively transform a genetic disease in a single generation — making CF one of the most amazing stories in medicine today. Read about the milestones we've achieved in pursuit of a cure for cystic fibrosis.

Our History of Success
Our Strategic Plan Vision for the future

Learn about our focus for 2020-2024 as we advance our path to a cure, meet emerging challenges in care, and explore new ways to partner with and support the CF community.

Our 2020-2024 Strategic Plan
Our Venture Philanthropy Model Accelerating progress toward a cure

Through our venture philanthropy model, we provide early stage funding to companies to develop breakthrough drugs for adults and children with cystic fibrosis.

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Our Public Policy Work Advocating for people with CF

Our federal and state advocacy efforts support our mission of ensuring that everyone with cystic fibrosis has access to high-quality, specialized care. We evaluate policies and legislation through one lens: How would this impact people with CF and their families?

Our public policy work Statements, letters and regulatory comments Ways to advocate
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Our People Who we are

Our employees, executive team and Board of Trustees members, dedicate their time and energy to supporting the mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

About our president and CEO Career opportunities Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion Foundation leadership Board of trustees and advisors The CF Adult Advisory Council (AAC)
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