The Cherry Fund gives back to our community in 5 different ways:
GRANTS: Direct Grant Program (General Fund) – From our General Fund, The Cherry Fund supports and addresses the physical health needs of our community. In addition, The Cherry Fund works with LGBTQIA and other like-minded health-based companies and non-profits to bring critical health and safe sex information to our participants through onsite exhibition as well as onsite HIV/AIDS Testing.
GRANTS: Barry Smythers Fund (Mental Health Fund) – The Barry Smythers Fund was created in honor of Barry Smythers, one of our strongest supporters and volunteer who unexpectedly took his own life. Funding from this program will support mental health and support group programs throughout the DMV area.
PARTNERSHIPS – Funding from our partnership programs is given to non-profit organizations and programming partners who have assisted The Cherry Fund and have made a substantial impact in our community.
TICKET DONATION – Ticket and passes are provided to non-profits to support their own fundraisers who have received no funding under any other program.
VOLUNTEERS – From time to time The Cherry Fund recruits and provides volunteers to different organizations within our community.