Distribution of Funds


Total Funds Distributed 
1986 to 6/30/16 2016-2017 2017-2018 TOTAL
$112,594,442 $7,938,750 $8,825,000 $129,358,192
Critical Family Needs, Housing Assistance & Food Banks
1986-6/30/16  2016-2017 2017-2018 TOTAL
Alameda 21,679,695 1,508,362 1,623,550 24,811,607
Contra Costa 14,748,900 1,032,038 1,110,850 16,891,788
Marin 6,013,559 396,938 427,250 6,837,747
Napa 5,717,736 476,325 603,900 6,797,961
San Francisco 20,991,531 1,508,362 1,623,550 24,123,443
San Mateo 12,686,768 793,875 854,500 14,335,143
Santa Clara 17,532,760 1,270,200 1,367,200 20,170,160
Solano 6,419,983 476,325 522,700 7,419,008
Sonoma  6,789,411 476,325 691,500 7,957,236
TOTAL $112,594,442* $7,938,750 $8,825,000 $129,358,192
*Total includes a one-time grant of $14,099 to Santa Cruz in 1989. 
All Funds Contributed Each Year are Distributed Throughout the Year

Donations are used to provide direct assistance to Bay Area residents with critical needs that can not be met by other resources.

Funds are distributed in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, or Sonoma to help:

  • Low-to-moderate income families with dependent children
  • Individuals 55 and over
  • Disabled individuals
  • Veterans
  • Victims of domestic violence
  • Transitioning emancipated foster youth (housing assistance only)

Contributions can be mailed at any time of the year to:

Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund
P.O. Box 44740
San Francisco, California 94144
(Wells Fargo Bank Lockbox Account)

If you have questions, please email or call 415-777-7120.

100% OF YOUR DONATION HELPS THOSE IN NEED

Donations are used to provide direct assistance to Bay Area residents with critical needs that cannot be met by other resources.