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.

2020 Share the Spirit Calendar/Grant Due Dates

The Bay Area News Group and Contra Costa Crisis Center are pleased to announce Share the Spirit 2020!

July 1 , 2020 or soonerGrant Application Materials posted here:

Applicants should review parameters and overview thoroughly before applying.
Share the Spirit 2020 Grant Parameters
Share the Spirit 2020 Program Overview
Share the Spirit 2020 Grant Application Preview
August 1, 2020 - 8:00 amGrant Application Portal Access opens
August 16 2020 - 12:00 p.m.Grant Application Portal closes (there is a cap of 80 applications accepted. Portal will close sooner if capacity reached before 8/16
September 21, 2020 Grantees notified
October 1, 2020 Funds distributed
September 21-October 15, 2020Grantees 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 2020 – January 2021Share the Spirit features published in East Bay Times
February 5, 2021 – by 12:00 p.m. (noon)Post-Grant Final Reports due - Please submit the online report at the link below, anytime between December 2, 2020 and due date:

Share the Spirit Post Grant Final Report

SharetheSpirit document links

Share the Spirit Media Kit 2020click here
Share the Spirit 2020 Grant Parametersclick here
Share the Spirit 2020 Program Overviewclick here
Share the Spirit 2020 Grant Application Previewclick here
Share the Spirit Post Grant Final Reportclick here


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