For Those in Need

The Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund provides assistance to residents living in the nine-county Bay Area, including:
 Assistance from the Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund is available to:
  • Low-to-moderate income families with dependent children
  • Seniors who are age 55 and older
  • Disabled individuals
  • Veterans
  • Pregnant women in their 2nd or 3rd trimester
  • Victims of domestic violence
  • Transitioning emancipated foster youth between 18 and 24

Housing and Critical Family Needs assistance is provided in the form of grants that are paid directly to the supplier of services, such as a landlord or medical equipment provider. If you or someone you know needs temporary assistance and might qualify for a grant, please click here for a list of coordinating agencies and their phone numbers.

The Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund does not distribute funds directly to applicants, and we will never ask applicants for their bank or credit card numbers. If you suspect email fraud, please report it at http://www.us-cert.gov/nav/report_phishing.html.

In addition to Housing and Critical Family Needs assistance, the Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund provides support to Bay Area food banks to purchase food. If you or someone you know is in need of food, please contact the food bank in the county in which you reside.

How to Apply for Assistance