No. Every dollar contributed goes to our neighbors in need. All administrative expenses are paid for by the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund and the San Francisco Chronicle.
Yes. The Season of Sharing Fund is a non-profit corporation exempt from income tax with 501(c)(3) status.
Generally, 85 percent of the total funds donated are used for housing and critical needs, and 15 percent of the funds is used to support food banks for emergency food services. All funds are distributed among the nine counties based on population and need.
Low-to-moderate income families with dependent children, persons 55 years of age or older, disabled individuals, veterans, survivors of intimate partner violence, transitioning emancipated foster youth, and individuals in the 2nd or 3rd trimester of pregnancy who have a short-term need due to an unexpected crisis and who reside in the counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, or Sonoma.
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