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The Cher Charitable Foundation, Inc.


Last Updated: 2016-02-07

At A Glance

The Cher Charitable Foundation, Inc.

501 Silverside Rd.,Ste.123

Wilmington, DE United States 19809-1377

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Celebrity: Entertainment

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2013-12-31)

Assets: $44,280

Total giving: $57,300






Established in 2004 in DE - Founded by Cherilyn "Cher" Sarkisian, a pop singer-songwriter, actress, director and record producer. She starred in a string of hit films including "Mask," "The Witches of Eastwick," and "Moonstruck", for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress. In 1982, Cher made her Broadway debut in the play "Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean," and performed the same role in the film adaptation of the play that same year. Her hit dance single "Believe" is her biggest-selling recording and she holds the Hot 100 record for the longest hit-making career span. With her late husband, Sony Bono, she won a Golden Globe Award for the variety show "The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour." She has also won an Emmy Award, two additional Golden Globe Awards and a People's Choice Award.

Purpose and Activities

Giving primarily for global services, particularly a fund-raising organization focused on international projects.

Fields of Interest

  • Community and economic development
  • Disasters
  • Disasters and emergency management
  • Economic development
  • International relations
  • Philanthropy
  • Public affairs
  • Public safety
  • Public/private ventures
  • Storms
  • Urban development
Population Groups
  • Victims and oppressed people
  • Victims of disaster

Financial Data

Year ended 2013-12-31

Assets: $44,280 (market value)

Expenditures: $198,100

Total giving: $57,300

Qualifying distributions: $196,365

Giving activities include:

$57,300 for 1 grant