The Contra Costa Crisis Center and the Bay Area News Group partner to bring the Share the Spirit program to Alameda and Contra Costa Counties.

Share the Spirit Grant Program’s mission is to enhance the winter season for the most needy residents of Alameda and Contra Costa Counties by helping to fund nonprofit holiday programs and outreach.

2021 Share the Spirit Calendar/Grant Due Dates

The Bay Area News Group and Contra Costa Crisis Center are pleased to announce Share the Spirit 2021!

Note: These dates are proposed and will be finalized in April 2021.

July 1 , 2021 or soonerGrant Application Materials posted here:

Applicants should review parameters and overview thoroughly before applying.
Share the Spirit Grant Parameters will be posted here.
Share the Spirit Grant Overview will be posted here.
Share the Spirit Grant Application Preview will be posted here.
August 1, 2021 - 8:00 am
Grant Application Portal Access Opens
August 15, 2021 - 6:00 p.m.Grant Application Portal closes (there is a cap of 80 applications accepted. Portal will close sooner if capacity reached before 8/15
September 2021 Grantees notified
October 1, 2021 Funds distributed
October 2021Grantees selected for story publication; those selected will be contacted by Bay Area News Group staff – ALL grantees must have an organization contact available throughout the month of October to coordinate with journalists.
November 2021 – January 2022Share the Spirit features published in East Bay Times
February 4, 2022 – by 12:00 p.m. (noon)Post-Grant Final Reports due - Please submit the online report at the link below, anytime between December 1, 2021 and due date:

Share the Spirit Post Grant Final Report link will be posted here.

Share the Spirit document links

Share the Spirit Media Kit 20202021 info will be posted soon.
Share the Spirit 2020 Grant Parameters2021 info will be posted soon.
Share the Spirit 2020 Program Overview2021 info will be posted soon.
Share the Spirit 2020 Grant Application Preview2021 info will be posted soon.
Share the Spirit Post Grant Final Report2021 info will be posted soon.

Questions?

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