Share the Spirit Grant Making Project

Welcome to the new home of Share the Spirit 2017!

The Contra Costa Crisis Center and the Bay Area News Group have partnered to bring the Share the Spirit nonprofit grant making project to Alameda and Contra Costa Counties this holiday season 2017.

The goal of the Share the Spirit is to enhance the winter season (November-January) for those residents in Alameda and Contra Costa who are in greatest need by helping to fund local non-profit holiday programs and seasonal outreach.

To view grant parameters, view this document:  (2017 Grant Parameters will be posted here by July 1, 2017). Thank you for your interest.


2017 Share the Spirit Calendar/Grant Due Dates

The Bay Area News Group and Contra Costa Crisis Center are pleased to announce Share the Spirit 2017!

July- August, 2017 – Mandatory Grant Application and Media Training – The in-person training requirement has been eliminated for 2017. Grant Program Overview and Parameters will be posted here July 1, 2017. Applicants should review overview and parameters thoroughly before applying.

August 1, 2017 – Grant Application Portal opens

August 31, 2017, 12:00 p.m. – Grant Application Portal closes

October 6, 2017 – Funds distributed/Grantees notified

October 2017 – Grantees selected for story publication

November 2017 – January 2018 – Share the Spirit features published in East Bay Times

February 9, 2018 – by 12:00 p.m. (noon)– Post-Grant Reports due

Digital versions accepted. Postmarks not accepted.

Link to Application Information for interested nonprofit organizations.

Questions? Contact the Contra Costa Crisis Center at or 925.472.5760


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