Individual Recreation Grants

2020 Recreation Grant Cycle Is Now Open


PDF icon2020 Individual Grant Application COVID.pdf

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The deadlines for the 2020 cycle are:


First Grant Cycle - 
The CFLF suspended our March 31, 2020 Recreation Grant cycle due to COVID-19. 


Second Grant Cycle - 

September 30, 2020 - 11:59pm EST


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Recreation Grant Requests:

Our intent in approving a Recreation Grant request is to encourage activities that physically challenges both the body and the lungs. Priority is given to grant requests of greater duration (i.e., 6-month gym membership or seasonal activity is more favorable than a one-week activity). The longer the period of time covered with the request, the better. E-mailing the application and photo is the fastest and most secure way to submit an application. Please send application materials to:


Cystic Fibrosis Recreation Grant Guidelines:


  • Due to limited available funding, the CFLF is not able to approve all Recreation Grant requests.
  • Individual Recreation Grant requests may not exceed $500.
  • CFLF will only consider COMPLETE applications, this includes answering ALL questions AND including a photo. If information is missing, a letter of denial will be sent. 
  • Applicants may only submit one type of application at a time.
  • The annual financial information for the household (including ALL members in the household) that we ask for helps us to evaulate financial need. Leaving this field blank will have a negative impact on the review of your application.
  • Applications MUST be completed by the person with CF. If a child is unable to write the parent or guardian may transcribe for them, but the words must come from the applicant.
  • Applications are reviewed bi-annually with deadlines on:

o   March 31, 2018

o   September 30, 2018

  •  Applications must be received no later than midnight on the day of the deadline
  •  CFLF will pay directly for activities (within six months following the deadline) to the billing activity company or organization. Funds, including reimbursement for past actviities, will NOT be paid to the grant recipient.
  • Due to COVID-19, requests for exercise equipment will be allowed without prior permission (these requests can NOT include funding for a Peer Support).
  • If an applicant is denied, they may reapply for the same, or different activity, with a new application as soon as they would like.
  • Only one Recreation Grant can be awarded per recipient per year.
  • We ask that applicants agree to provide feedback during the period of their grant at intake, 12, and 24 months. The “CF Questionnaire” (CFQ-R) is a four-page assessment tool that has been thoroughly studied for reliability and validity. We have received permission to use this tool to assess any effects on the physical, psychological and social quality of life for the grant recipients.
  • A Letter of Reference may be included with the application, but it is not mandatory. If one is included, it should be from someone who is familiar with the applicant and with CF. Examples include, CF doctor, nurse, dietician, respiratory therapist, pulmonologist, or social worker.


Below is a list of activities that have been approved in the past. Activities are NOT limited to this list, and we encourage applicants to explore and try new activities they may have never before tried, but always wanted to.


  • Swimming lessons
  • Horseback riding lessons/leasing
  • Rock climbing lessons
  • Surfing lessons
  • Yoga classes
  • Dance classes
  • Martial arts classes
  • Water aerobics classes
  • Fitness classes
  • Gym membership
  • Ski/snowboard pass
  • Summer camp
  • Sports camp
  • Triathlon training camp
  • Marathon fees
  • Golf fees
  • Sports team/league fees
  • Due to COVID-19, requests for exercise equipment will be allowed without prior permission (these requests can NOT include funding for a Peer Support).
  • Exercise equipment includes: Stationary bikes, treadmills, free weights, bicycles, elliptical machines, home gyms, etc.


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