GRIP’s biggest public event — the 38th annual Harmony Walk to End Hunger and Homelessness is happening Saturday, October 5th, 2024 at Nicholl Park in Richmond, and already major donors are lining up to be part of the day of community celebration.

“The Harmony Walk is our chance to recognize all the amazing work happening to help those experiencing homelessness, and to see the power of that progress,” said board member Brandon Mercer.

With the 2024 Homeless Point in Time Count in West Contra Costa County showing an increase of nearly 20% in homelessness in the region, the need is great. In Richmond, the number of people without housing dropped from 487 in 2023 to 388 this year, which, while just a snapshot of a given night, still gives hope.

This year, Chevron has already stepped up as a major donor, at the $5,000 level. Many other local area businesses and corporations will soon follow suit.

“As an expression of our Chevron Way values, Chevron Richmond believes that supporting local communities is our responsibility as a good neighbor. We are committed to making social investments that will expand economic development and improve social well-being through capacity building and community investment,” said Veronica Robles, Chevron project coordinator.

“We focus on funding results-oriented organizations, enabling our contributions to have a greater impact in the community. Last year, we contributed over $1.8 million to organizations dedicated to improving the quality of life in Richmond and West Contra Costa County.  We recognize that your organization plays a key role in the Richmond and West Contra Costa communities, and we welcome the continued opportunity to partner with GRIP.”

Donors get more than just name recognition at a signature event. If they sponsor the walk early enough, they will also be included in advertising in the San Francisco Chronicle, in dozens of social media posts, in signage for the event, on hundreds of t-shirts, and with a booth and M.C. recognition. This year’s host is ABC7’s Julian Glover.

Read more about the various sponsorship packages and reach out to GRIP with any questions at (510) 233-2141 or [email protected].

GRIP 38th Annual HARMONY WALK IN THE PARK
Saturday Oct. 5, 2023 | 9 am – 2 pm @ Nicholl Park, Richmond
Fun Run Sponsorship Benefits:

  • Media coverage
  • Exclusivity
  • High visibility
  • Great community relations
  • Strong consumer audience
  • Logo on t-shirts and flyers
  • Partnership that reflects your organization’s value and vision
  • Build brand loyalty
  • Give back to the community (your employees and partners can run or walk in teams!)

It Takes a Village Sponsorship: $5,000

  • Primary naming right to the race
  • Company logo on all event material, including brochures, press releases, and event t-shirts
  • Company logo on GRIP website
  • Company logo on banner display
  • Social media recognition
  • Public recognition on event day
  • Booth space/table and chairs
  • Complimentary event entries (10) 


House the Family Sponsorship: $3,000

  • Company logo on all event material, including brochures, press releases, and event t-shirts 
  • Social media recognition
  • Public recognition on event day 
  • Booth space/table and chairs
  • Complimentary event entries (8)


Feed the Kids Sponsorship: $2,000

  • Company logo on all event t-shirts
  • Social media recognition
  • Public recognition on event day 
  • Booth space/table and chairs
  • Complimentary event entries (5)


Sandwich and Soup Sponsorship: $1,000

  • Company logo on all event t-shirts
  • Social media recognition
  • Public recognition on event day 
  • Booth space/table and chairs
  • Complimentary event entries (3)


Nonprofits and Congregations: $50

  • Booth space/table and chairs