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.
2023 Share the Spirit Calendar/Grant Due Dates
|July 1 , 2023 or sooner||Grant Application Materials/Document Links are listed below.
Applicants should review parameters and overview thoroughly before applying.
|July 31st, 2023 8am||Grant Application Portal Access - click link|
|August 14, 2023 5pm||
Grant Application Portal Access Closes. Please note! The application cap is 100 applicants. While we typically do not exceed this number, there is potential for the portal to close sooner if the cap is reached.
|September 8 to 15, 2023||Grant committee meets. Grantees will be notified by September 29th.|
|September - October 2023||Grantees 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 23, 2023 – January 1, 2024||Share the Spirit features published in East Bay Times|
|March 2024||Funds distributed|
|June 3, 2024||Grant Reports due - Please submit the report online, the link will show here when it is available.|
Share the Spirit document links
|2023 Program Overview - guide to how the Share the Spirit grant program works.||2023 Overview
|2023 Grant Parameters - requirements for the grant.||2023 Grant Parameters|
|2023 Grant Application Preview - information to help with grant preparation.||2023 Application Preview|
|2023 Post Grant Funding Report||2023 Grant Funding Report|
|2023 Media Kit - guidelines on sharing Share the Spirit program information.||2023 Media Kit