Cleft Palate Foundation

July is Cleft-Craniofacial Awareness Month

Here are some ideas for building awareness in your area. Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter for news and posts throughout the month.

Thanks for helping us spread #cleftawareness!

Student Scholarships

The Cleft Palate Foundation was pleased to award $15,000 in scholarships to college students with craniofacial differences in 2016. Read more about our CPF Scholars here.

Click here to learn more about CPF college scholarships.

“Having a cleft palate was one of the hardest things I have had to overcome physically and socially. However, it has only made me a stronger person. I am so thankful to have a support team of parents, siblings and friends who have been there for me through my countless surgeries.
Thank you so much for awarding me this amazing scholarship!”
-Julia, 2016 Scholarship Recipient

Cleftline™ Bears

Our Cleftline™ bears bring comfort to children with cleft lip and palate and help them cope with questions and anxiety they experience from having facial differences. Each bear is custom-made with stitches across its upper lip and a tag attached to the ear with our toll-free number where families can call for information about cleft lip and palate.

June is our Cleftline Bear Giveaway! Click here to nominate someone for a free Cleftline Bear.

–Paige with her Cleftline™ teddy bear–

Research Grants

CPF and other sponsoring institutions are proud to support cleft and craniofacial research. This year, $44,000 in grant funding was awarded for new projects that will contribute to improved understanding and practice in the field of cleft care. Click the picture for a list of 2016 funded research projects.

Feeding Your Baby

Learn more about cleft palate specialty bottles through our feeding instruction videos. Our Feeding Your Baby videos are now available in English, Spanish, and Mandarin!

Information on Cleft Lip and Palate

Our booklets and factsheets address a variety of issues related to cleft lip and palate, such as speech, hearing, genetics, and what to expect during each phase of life.

We also have information on craniofacial syndromes including Pierre Robin, Crouzon, and Treacher Collins.