The Garden Grove Strawberry Festival is a non-profit organization (501-c-3) dedicated to raising funds for the community. Each year local charities who apply for capital expenditure funds, receive a combined total of up to $100,000 from the previous year’s profits. Scholarships to local school students are also awarded.
The Garden Grove Strawberry Festival Association has raised more than $5.5 million for local charities since its inception in 1958.
In addition, charities are permitted to sell food at the event to raise money for their organizations.
The festival also treats over 2,000 special needs kids to a day of free rides and food.
The board also subsidizes local school bands to help them participate in the Saturday parade.