The Downtown Neighborhood Association's Board of Directors announced today the recipients of this year’s community grants. They are:
Bike Walk Savannah
Flannery O'Connor Childhood Home Foundation
Forsyth Farmers' Market
Frank Callen Boys & Girls Clubs
Friends of Massie (Massie Heritage Center)
HUGS - Heads-Up Guidance Services
Inner City Night Shelter, Inc
League of Women Voters of Coastal Georgia
Loop It Up Savannah
The Mediation Center of the Coastal Empire
Savannah Association for the Blind
Savannah Children's Choir
Savannah Tree Foundation
Thomas Park Food Pantry
Trustees Garden Club
Urban Hope, Inc.
WRUU - 107.5 Savannah
Each year, the DNA bestows grants to community organizations that have an impact on the greater downtown area, particularly those that help or enrich the residential quality of life. Each recipient goes through an application process and before the DNA Board of Directors for selection.
The funds for the grants are raised each year through the DNA’s Savannah Holiday Tour of Homes. Members and supporters of the DNA open their homes and inns for visitors to tour and learn about architecture, home décor, and the history and culture of the South. Close to a hundred volunteers supported the day-long event held last December. The DNA sold more than 800 tickets and raised $45,000 from the event. With two-thirds going to grants, the additional $10,000 will support community initiatives that address livability issues for downtown residents.
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