Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund

For General Operating Support

  • Amount
    $50,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    11/16/2009
  • Term
    12 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Organization
Overview
The Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund (SOSF) is a charitable organization established by the San Francisco Chronicle to address the housing, food and one-time critical needs of elderly and disabled individuals and low-income families with dependent children residing in the nine-county Bay Area. It is a collaboration between the public and private sector including the media, local foundations, more than 100 social service agencies, food banks, the business community and individuals. This renewal will continue to help SOSF service disadvantaged communities by supporting hundreds of people with one-time critical needs, designed to keep people on their feet. Since it's creation in 1986, SOSF has raised more than $30M and has become the Bay Area's largest private source of direct aid for people in need of emergency financial assistance. 2006-2007 was a record year, raising $5M. Of that amount, 85% of funds are distributed to social service agencies to support critical family needs and housing assistance, and 15% supports 9 Bay Area Food Banks. (Renewal, $50,000/1; 1% of organizational budget)
About the Grantee
Address
P.O. Box 44740, San Francisco, CA, 94144-0001, United States
Grants to this Grantee
for general operating support  
Over the last quarter century, the Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund, established by the San Francisco Chronicle, has distributed more than $90 million in emergency assistance to tens of thousands of people in need. The Fund provides one-time, temporary assistance to people experiencing an unexpected crisis (lack of housing, food, or employment, for example), helping thousands of families annually in the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area. This collaboration between the public and private sectors draws support from the media, local foundations, more than 100 social service agencies, food banks, the business community, and individuals.
for general operating support  
Over the last quarter century, the Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund, established by the San Francisco Chronicle, has distributed nearly $80 million in emergency assistance to tens of thousands of people in need. The Fund provides one-time, temporary assistance to people experiencing an unexpected crisis (lack of housing, food, or employment, for example), helping thousands of families annually in the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area. This collaboration between the public and private sectors draws support from the media, local foundations, more than 100 social service agencies, food banks, the business community, and individuals.
for general operating support  
The Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund, established by the San Francisco Chronicle, has a mission of creating stability for individuals and families facing an unexpected crisis by providing temporary assistance for housing, critical needs, and access to food. Since their founding in 1986, they have distributed more than $150 million to move their mission forward and help prevent homelessness and hunger throughout the nine counties of the Bay Area. Over the years, the Season of Sharing Fund has become a leading provider of emergency financial assistance for residents in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma counties. Over 160,000 households have received assistance since their inception.

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