Disease, Disorders, Medical Disciplines

Cleft Palate Foundation

Committed to Team Care

aka American Cleft Palate- Craniofacial Association

Chapel Hill, NC

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The Cleft Palate Foundation is currently branded as ACPA Family Services and is part of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPA), an international non-profit association of health care professionals and others who treat oral cleft and craniofacial conditions. ACPA also provides funding for research, advocates for family-centered team care, and awards scholarships to health care professionals and college students who are affected by cleft and craniofacial conditions. ACPA Family Services serves individuals and families across the U.S. who are affected by cleft lip/palate and other craniofacial conditions, by connecting them to team care, providing education, and offering personal support.

Ruling Year


Executive Director

Ms. Wendy-Jo Toyama

Main Address

1504 E Franklin St Ste 102

Chapel Hill, NC 27514 USA


cleft, cleft lip, cleft palate, birth defects, face, smile, facial, craniofacial, patient education, advocacy, family support, research





Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Birth Defects (G20)

Birth Defects, Genetic Diseases Research (H20)

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Each year it is our goal to continue to grow our existing programs (i.e. Cleftline services, research grants, college scholarships, team listings, and teddy bears) while implementing new initiatives to better serve individuals affected by cleft lip/palate and other craniofacial conditions.

In FY14 (July 1, 2013-June 30, 2014) CPF developed a blog to address various topics of concern for patients and families and to provide a forum for these individuals to ask questions, give feedback, and interact with one another.

In the coming year we will publish our "Prenatal Diagnosis" booklet, a resource for expecting parents who have just received a prenatal diagnosis of cleft lip/palate or other craniofacial condition.

CPF also particpates and plans donor events at the Annual American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association Conference. In 2017, the 74th Annual Conference is held in Colorado Springs, CO on March 13, 2017- March 18th.

CPF hired a full-time Director of Family Services (as of August 1, 2013) whose time is dedicated to supporting and growing CPF's Cleftline services.

CPF has hired a Director of Operations (2013) and a Development Consultant (2017) to enrich the foundations revenue.

CPF has utilized social networking for donations and will continue to connect with their more than 10,000 followers to keep them up to date with the foundations happenings, events, and medical updates concerning CP and CL.

Increased support from donors has ensured growth for our college scholarship and research grant programs.

Three CPF staff members are collaborating to implement the CPF blog, contribute content, and provide moderation and responses for participants.

CPF has a full-time staff of 8employees and a number of outside consultants. CPF was founded in 1973 and has been run effectively and efficiently with a small staff ever since. We enjoy a close partnership with our founding organization, the American Cleft-Palate Craniofacial Association (ACPA) which provides valuable relationships with thousands of medical professionals in national and international cleft communities.

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Cleft Palate Foundation

Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

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