Sharing the spirit of the community.

The CHEER For Life Foundation is a California 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of people living with life-challenging conditions in the communities we serve.

Since 1980 our programs have entertained, inspired and motivated individuals around the globe — powering grant-making efforts to support organizations providing critical services to at-risk members of the LGBTQ+ community and beyond.

Our Programs

engage, entertain and inspire individuals to contribute to their community.

Our Grants

support organizations serving people living with life-challenging conditions.

Our Programs


Since 1980, CHEER San Francisco®—the Official Cheer Team of the City and County of San Francisco—has been thrilling crowds with electrifying and high-flying routines. With each performance this charitable all-volunteer team raises spirits and funds for organizations providing services for those living with life-challenging conditions in our community.

Since its founding at the height of the AIDS epidemic, the team has brought hope and tangible change to the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond through their uplifting performances — driving hundreds of thousands of dollars in charitable donations to direct service organizations caring for those most in need.


Our Partners


The Pride Cheerleading Association (PCA) is an affiliation of Member Teams united by a common philanthropic mission: to support people living with life-challenging conditions in the LGBTQ+ community and beyond. Extending CHEER San Francisco’s charitable cheerleading model and CHEER For Life philosophy, PCA is now helping to spread and support high-flying philanthropy across the globe.

PCA founding teams include CHEER San Francisco, Cheer Los Angeles, Cheer New York, Chicago Spirit Brigade, Cheer Salt Lake, and CHEER Seattle. Over the last few years new member teams Cheer DC, Capital Cheer Elite Storm, CHEER Tacoma, CHEER Colorado, Cheer Austin and Cheer PDX have joined to extend PCA across the country.

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