We recognize that when a child is living with an illness it impacts the entire family. We strive to ease this burden by developing partnerships that improve the quality of life for families with children living with serious diseases.
The Vertex Foundation partners with organizations to provide temporary support to patients and families by addressing the impacts of living with a serious illness and increasing access to wraparound services including:
- Mental health services and support
- Convenient housing and access to nutritious food
- Programs that improve quality of life for families with children living with serious diseases
Ronald McDonald House in Dublin, Ireland
In 2019, we donated $1.2 million USD to support the construction of a new Ronald McDonald House at the children's hospital in Dublin, Ireland.
The Painted Turtle
We support The Painted Turtle Camp’s Sibling Program, a week-long residential program for 125 siblings of children with serious illnesses.
We partner with Camp Sunshine to provide disease-specific retreats for children living with serious diseases, their siblings and their parents.
Ronald McDonald House in San Diego, CA
We funded a new Guest Services Office and Family Welcome Center at the Ronald McDonald House in San Diego, California. The space provides a comfortable place where families can meet with staff when they check in and receive support services throughout their stay
The Vertex Foundation Scholarship helps people with cystic fibrosis (CF) and their families (siblings, caregivers and children) pursue two-year, four-year or graduate degrees by offsetting some of the cost of attending college or graduate school.
The Vertex Foundation awarded 88 scholarships for the 2022-2023 school year, changing the lives of those students and enabling them to take their education and lives further.
The scholarship is open to all legal residents of the U.S. or Canada who are full-time or part-time students in good academic standing at an accredited institution. Applicants must have been diagnosed with CF or be an immediate family member of someone diagnosed with CF. All selected recipients will receive an award of $5,000 USD/CAD.
Applications for the 2023-2024 school year will become available in December 2022.
Has a sibling living with CF - California State University - Northridge
Living with CF - Arizona State University
Has a parent living with CF - Standford University
Has a sibling living with CF - University of Iowa