The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has announced the recipients of its fourth annual Impact Grants program, which provides grants of up to $10,000 per year to individuals or organizations for programs that benefit and empower the cystic fibrosis community.
The 2019 grantees are connecting and benefiting the CF community through a range of programs that focus especially on mental health and self-expression, from art therapy lessons to virtual choirs. Recipients were chosen by the CF Adult Advisory Council (AAC), an external panel composed of adults with cystic fibrosis, in partnership with the CF Foundation.
2019 Impact Grant Recipients
Cystic Arts by Khloe's Hope
Cystic Arts by Khloe's Hope is an art therapy YouTube channel that features lessons on drawing, painting, sculpting, needle crafting, jewelry making, and other artistic expressions to help people with CF and their caregivers of all ages work through the emotions that come with having CF.
Fall Risk: The CF Musical Comedy
Fall Risk: The CF Musical Comedy is a CF-based musical comedy bringing people living with CF together virtually in musical theatre through singing, playing instruments, writing music, or lending their voice for a speaking role. Participants will take part in arranging music for the show and recording a demo CD.
Health Advocacy Summit
Health Advocacy Summit is a day-long conference, with the option to attend and interact virtually, that provides young adults with chronic and rare diseases with the support, knowledge, and skills to become strong advocates for themselves and their communities through discussion-based sessions and speakers.
sINgSPIRE Virtual Choir
sINgSPIRE Virtual Choir is a virtual choir expanded from the Breathe Bravely sINgSPIRE program where people living with CF receive music and voice assignments, connect through online group video rehearsals, and record their individual parts together to create a unified choral piece.
The Salty Life: A Cystic Fibrosis Magazine
The Salty Life: A Cystic Fibrosis Magazine by the Salty Foundation is a print magazine dedicated to showcasing all demographics of the CF community and shining a light on important topics by sharing perspectives from children, adults, and families affected by CF.
The 2020 Impact Grants submission period will open in January. For more information about the Impact Grants program, visit cff.org/ImpactGrants.