The National Cherry Growers and Industries Foundation (commonly called simply as NCGIF) is a nonprofit corporation formed in 1948 for the purpose of having a unified effort from the processed cherry industry to lobby against excessive cherry imports. It then evolved that assessments were used for promotion of maraschino, canned, and frozen cherries.
The foundation collects contributions from the states of Oregon, Washington, California, Michigan, and Utah, most of which is passed through to professional promotional agencies.
It is governed by an 18-member board, consisting of one grower and one briner from California; one grower or briner from both Utah and Idaho; two growers, two briners, and one canner from both Michigan and Oregon; and two growers, one briner, and one canner from Washington.
The foundation compiles and distributes to members a yearly statistical publication of information regarding cherry production, utilization, and sales, both import and export.