Our Impact

Since our incorporation in 1996, the Cherry Fund has provided more than $1 MILLION in support and grants, of which 97% comes directly from individual ticket sales. Financial support also includes contributions and sponsorships by national and DC area businesses. Funds may be used for any purpose that contributes to an organization’s programming or furthers its mission, so long as such mission conforms with the values of the Cherry Fund. Preference will be given to youth-serving organizations that utilize the funds for HIV/AIDS prevention.  

Since our incorporation, The Cherry Fund has donated more than $1 Million in grants and support to the following organizations:  Advocates for Youth, AQUA, ASGRA, Camp Rehoboth, Capital Metropolitan Rainbow Alliance, Capital Pride Alliance, Capital Trans Pride, Church of the Pilgrim, DC Aquatics Swim Team, DC Black Pride, DC Care Consortium, DC Leatherfest, DC Rape Crisis Center, DC Wetskins, Delphi Foundation, Delta Lambda Phi, Food and Friends, Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Baltimore, GL Victory Foundation, GLAAD, INOVA (Juniper Program), La Clinica del Pubelo, Lambda Legal Defense Fund, Latino GLBT History Project, Mautner Project, Metro TeenAIDS, Northern Virginia AIDS Ministry, One in Ten, Out for Work, Pediatric AIDS HIV Care, Pride & Heritage Celebration, Project Lazarus, Servicemembers Legal Defense Network, Supporting and Mentoring Youth Advocates and Leaders (SMYAL), Sundance, The Metro DC Center, The Trevor Project, Triangle Community Works, Us Helping Us, Victory Foundation, Wanda Alston House, Washington Renegades Rugby Football Club, Women's Collective, Youth Pride Alliance.  Email us at info@cherryfund.org for more information on how you can apply for support.


From Our Direct Grant Program..........supporting....
Inova Juniper Program ($10,000) - HIV/AIDS Services
The DC Center ($10,000) - Our Community Center
Wanda Alston Foundation ($5,000) - Our Community's Youth
CASA Ruby ($3,000) - Our most vulnerable community members
Metro DC PFLAG ($1,000) - Our Community's Youth

From Our Barry Smythers Fund..........supporting.....
Us Helping Us ($5,000) - Mental Health Services
La Clinica Del Pueblo ($5,000) - Mental Health Services
LAYC ($1,500) - Mental Health Service

From our Partnership Program..........
Capital Pride ($10,000), DC Sisters ($2,000), NOVA Pride ($1,000)


cherry fund our impact

Cherry is an annual charity dance music event, which has raised more than $1 MILLION for Washington, DC HIV/AIDS services and prevention. Your continued support of Cherry contributes to the efforts of passionate health and social advocates at the forefront of the GLBT community. Copyright 2015, The Cherry Fund. Non-profit tax ID 52-2139599.