Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Downtown Neighborhood Association announces $40,000 in grants to local organizations

Posted By on Tue, May 8, 2018 at 3:59 PM

The Downtown Neighborhood Association (DNA) has announced the recipients of a total of $40,000 in grants to support a wide variety of local community organizations through its Neighborhood Initiatives and Community Partner Program.

The recipients of this year’s grants are:

Chatham Savannah Authority for the Homeless, $5,000

The Creative Coast, $2,000

Deep Center $1,000

Emergent Savannah, $1,000

Forsyth Farmer’s Market, $1,200

Frank Callen Boys & Girls Clubs $5,000

Friends of Massie $500

Heads-Up Guidance Services, Inc. $1,200

Loop It Up Savannah, Inc. $1,000

King-Tisdell Cottage Foundation, $500

Park Place Outreach, Inc. $1,500

Savannah Bicycle Campaign $1,000

Savannah Children’s Choir $2,500

Savannah Tree Foundation $2,000

Thomas Park Food Pantry, $1,000

United Ministries of Savannah: $1,000

Urban Hope, Inc. $5,000

WRUU Community Radio, $500

Each recipient goes through an application process and before the DNA Board of Directors for selection.

“Our mission is to enhance the quality of life in the Historic Landmark District, protect Savannah’s unique downtown environment, and advocate public policies which support these objectives,” said Melinda Allen, president of the DNA.

“With that in mind, our grant programs are geared to protecting the Landmark District’s architectural heritage and encouraging restoration & beautification. We also support local organizations that enhance the community through aid to Savannah’s citizens, education, safety, music, and youth development."

The funds for the grants are raised each year through the DNA’s Holiday Tour of Homes and Inns. The DNA says it sold 865 tickets at last December’s event and raised more than $48,000 which will now go back to the community through the Neighborhood Initiatives and Community Partner Program.

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