The CHEER For Life Foundation selects a number of beneficiaries for each operating year, partnering with outstanding community-based organizations that provide critical services to people living with life-challenging conditions in our communities.

In addition to simply providing grant dollars, we look to form meaningful partnerships with our programs – working together over the course of the program year to maximize opportunities for increased awareness and volunteer manpower to support the causes championed by our beneficiaries.

Our grants are typically $1,000 – $25,000. Applications are vetted by our Board of Directors, with beneficiaries being selected based on alignment with our organizational priorities, overall program impact and specific plans for the use of grant funds. As they are supported by the ongoing fundraising efforts of our programs, grants are awarded after the close of our fiscal year in June. The ultimate amount of each grant depends on the needs of the beneficiary organization and the quality of its partnership with the CHEER For Life Foundation.

The CHEER for Life Foundation accepts beneficiary applications year-round — however, in order to be considered as the foundation's primary beneficiary for the 2018–2019 fiscal year applications must be submitted by May 31, 2018.

CHEER For Life Foundation Beneficiary Application

Once received, your application will be reviewed and you can expect to hear from a member of our team within 2–4 weeks. If you are selected to move forward in the process, we will also request any additional organizational and project-specific documentation that might be required.

  • March 15, 2018 – Application Cycle Open
  • May 31, 2018 – Applications Due for 2018/19 Primary Beneficiaries
  • July 2018 – Primary Beneficiaries Announced
  • September 2018 – Program Year Kickoff

If you need additional information, please contact us at – we're happy to assist and look forward to learning more about your organization. 


Requester Information
If applying for a specific program or project.
Address *
Is your organization an IRS 501(c)(3) nonprofit?
Primary Contact Name *
Primary Contact Name
Primary Contact Phone
Primary Contact Phone
If different from Primary Contact
Organization / Program Information
Please include specific goals and/or metrics to demonstrate the impact of a potential grant.
Partnership Opportunities
Some examples of potential opportunities include joint events, reciprocal events (CHEER SF volunteers at your event or beneficiary volunteers at CHEER SF event), reciprocal promotion/marketing, etc.