Cleft Palate Foundation


Together we can IMPACT the Cleft-Craniofacial Community and spread awareness nationwide! Join us as we strive to raise $42,000 by July 1st with our #CPFImpact2017 Campaign.
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Student Scholarships

CPF College Scholarship applications are now under review. Award winners will be announced by April 2017. Click here for more information.

In 2016, the Cleft Palate Foundation was pleased to award $15,000 in scholarships to college students with cleft lip/palate or other craniofacial differences. Read more about our CPF Scholars here.

“I’m so thankful for support the Cleft Palate Foundation and the help they have given to so many students like me who want to pursue a college education! This scholarship will help me reach my academic goals and reach my full potential in college.”
-Sarah, 2016 Scholarship Recipient

Research Grants

CPF is proud to support cleft and craniofacial research and our 2017 grant applications are now under review.

We are offering $30,000 in 2017 research grant funding that will contribute to improved understanding and practice in the field of cleft care. Grant winners will be announced by April 2017.

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 Sequence, Crouzon Syndrome, and Treacher Collins Syndrome.

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.

–Paige with her Cleftline™ teddy bear–