Foundation / Corporation
Contra Costa Crisis Center and Bay Area News Group
08/16/20 12:00 PM
Grants of up to $8,000 to California nonprofit organizations, schools, and public agencies in eligible areas to benefit local communities. Funding is intended to improve the winter season for the most underprivileged residents of the counties through holiday programs and outreach. To be considered, requests must include a story topic for publication in Bay Area News Group Media. Strong consideration will be given to applications with willing interview subject(s). Eligible programs benefit the residents of Alameda and Contra Costa Counties.
The Share the Spirit campaign’s purpose is to 1) illuminate the needs of residents in the local community; 2) generate interest and awareness of nonprofit service agencies and encourage civic philanthropy; 3) provide funding for programs that serve East Bay children, individuals, and families.
Share the Spirit will consider grant requests for:
The Share the Spirit program is interested in funding initiatives/organizations that:
Beginning prior to Thanksgiving Day and continuing through early January each year, the Bay Area News Group publishes a series of Share the Spirit stories illustrating specific community needs and offering readers a direct opportunity to make donations. Share the Spirit grants support needs
like therapeutic equipment for children with autism, computers to help homeless people look for jobs and
housing, sleeping bags for the homeless, holiday gifts for children in foster care, and much more in Alameda
and Contra Costa Counties. A good story should be compelling, unique, emotional, and relatable. For samples of previous stories visit story archives: http://www.sharethespiriteastbay.org/stories/
For information about interviews and extended media, see: https://www.sharethespiriteastbay.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Grant-Program-Overview-2020-1.pdf#page=3
GrantWatch ID#: 166360
Approximately 30- 40 grants will be awarded.
$2,000 - $8,000
Grantees will use Share the Spirit funds to enhance the winter season or enrich the on‐going necessities of life for their program participants during November, December, and/or January 2020-21.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Apply Online (from August 1):
Submit a question online here:
Share the Spirit
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
USA: California: Alameda and Contra Costa Counties
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