The East Bay Times and the Bay Area News Group are pleased 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

July 1 , 2021 or soonerGrant Application Materials posted here:

Applicants should review parameters and overview thoroughly before applying.
Share the Spirit Grant Parameters
Share the Spirit Grant Overview .
Preview: Share the Spirit Grant Application Preview
August 1, 2021 - 8:00 am
Grant Application Portal Access Opens
August 16, 2021 - 12:00 p.m.(noon)Grant Application Portal closes (there is a cap of 80 applications accepted. Portal will close sooner if capacity reached before 8/16)
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

Share the Spirit document links

Share the Spirit Media Kit 20212021 Media Kit
Share the Spirit 2021 Grant Parameters2021 Grant Parameters
Share the Spirit 2021 Program Overview2021 Overview
Share the Spirit 2021 Grant Application Preview2021 Application Preview
Share the Spirit Post Grant Final Report2021 final report - click here


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