• Thank you for your interest in the Share the Spirit grant program. We recommend reviewing all questions in advance, before entering final responses. Once submitted, there will be no access to edit. The Grant Review Committee will review and evaluate your organization's funding request and notify applicants of outcome by mid-October. Note: a fixed number of applications will be accepted for review. The link to the application will remain open until the maximum is reached OR the portal close date (Aug 16th, 12:00pm/noon), whichever is first.

  • Organization Information:

  • Share the Spirit Story Topic(s):

  • Share the Spirit relies on funding generated in response to stories published by Bay Area News Group. Use this section to provide stories/topics about your clients or other topics relevant to your organization, clients, etc., that will appeal to readers/donors and illuminate need and help provided in the community. Stories about specific individuals - real people as topics - are preferred to organizational topics! (Program documents contain more about subject matter.) For 2020, we are looking for meaningful stories about residents of Alameda and Contra Costa Counties, including but not limited to addressing relevant areas of: systemic racism, COVID19 impact, homelessness. Enter one or more story topics about your organization and its good work here. (Limit 1500 characters - please do not use links to existing web content here.)
  • Please provide a link (one) to your program page or best page of website/existing information for a reporter to learn more about your organization.
  • Is this part of a larger program or freestanding? For example: "STS funding will support 50 Phone a Friend calls and our Phone a Friend program reaches 225 seniors every quarter."
  • Social Media:

  • Program conditions: (Important - please read thoroughly)

    By accepting grant funds from Share the Spirit, grantee agrees to:
    - Generate story ideas regarding individual participants and organizational activities for coverage by the Bay Area News Group media outlets.
    - Collaborate and cooperate (including timely response to reporter inquiries) with Bay Area News Group personnel in producing these stories if selected. Story contacts for organization will be available during October.
    - Provide a final status report by the posted date. Email report to: sharethespirit@crisis-center.org
    - Verify funds granted were used as specified in application for clients in Alameda or Contra Costa Counties prior to Jan 15, 2020.
    - Post to social media re: Share the Spirit (some content will be provided if needed) approximately 1-2 posts per week, mid-October through December.
    - Acknowledge Bay Area News Group, East Bay Times, and Contra Costa Crisis Center as a project funding source in all relevant press releases, announcements, articles, etc. In addition, Share the Spirit logo and hashtags will be used as appropriate.
    - Sign and return grant agreement form by posted date.
  • A copy of this form will be emailed to you when submitted. Again, thank you for your interest.