Claire’s Place Foundation Receives Two Grants to Assist Children with Cystic Fibrosis

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16- year-old Claire’s Place Foundation Founder Claire Wineland marks National Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month with first grants.

"Money isn't always everything and it can't buy happiness, but it sure can do a world of good if put in the right hands,” says Claire.

As the nation focuses on cystic fibrosis for the month of May, Los Angeles-based, 16-year-old Claire Wineland is proud to announce that her foundation, Claire’s Place Foundation, has been awarded two grants to help children and families affected by cystic fibrosis all year long.

California Community Foundation (CCF), the leading organization for inspiring and empowering philanthropy by and for the Los Angeles community, awarded Claire’s Place a grant of $5,000.00 to assist Claire in her mission to support others living with cystic fibrosis and enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Through initiatives and opportunity funding, CCF both ensures the long-term impact of grants and responds to immediate community needs. In partnership with diverse stakeholders, CCF fosters positive change as it helps to build the future of Los Angeles. Donors Brittany Weinstein and family made this generous grant possible.

Looking Beyond, an established non-profit dedicated to enriching the lives of children with special needs, gifted Claire’s Place a grant of $10,000. In April, the organization also recognized Claire with their “Soaring Spirit Award” at their annual Spring Luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Molly Sims presented the award to Claire, which is given to community members that embody the mission of helping children with special needs.

"Money isn't always everything and it can't buy happiness, but it sure can do a world of good if put in the right hands,” says Claire. “I know we can make the supporters proud by helping families with cystic fibrosis. It's one step at a time and it is made possible by the incredible community we live in."

Claire has dedicated her life work to making a difference in the lives of others living with cystic fibrosis. At age 16, she has lived her entire life battling the life threatening genetic disease, and has spent more than a quarter of her life in the hospital. A young founder of a charitable foundation and author of bestseller “Every Breath I Take,” co-authored with Chynna Bracha Levin, Claire continues to spread her message of how to live a fulfilling life while taking care of a condition that requires constant treatment and frequent hospitalization.

To assist Claire’s mission in helping other children with cystic fibrosis please visit her website to make a tax deductible donation.

About Claire’s Place Foundation, Inc.
Claire’s Place Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit organization designed to help children and families affected by cystic fibrosis. Claire’s Place Foundation is named in honor of Claire Wineland, now a teenager, who has been living with cystic fibrosis her entire life.

Claire and her parents want other families to experience the benefit from the kind of support that they received and continue to get; hence, this is the motivation for the foundation. Claire’s experiences have catapulted her into a position of being a spokesperson and an inspirational model for people living with this disease. She has documented and created videos on how to enjoy life with CF and live life to the fullest. Claire’s Place Foundation is a way for Claire to give back and make meaning of what she has had to go through; the foundation is her way to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. To read more about the foundation and make a donation, visit the website (, which has generously been hosted by BlitzMetrics at no cost to the foundation.

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