Downtown Neighborhood Association awarding grants to community groups

Downtown Neighborhood Association awarding grants to community groups
Last year's event. (Source: WTOC)

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - The Board of Directors for the Downtown Neighborhood Association will meet with leaders of more than 20 community groups on Tuesday and award them with funds to continue their efforts throughout Savannah.

The DNA did not want to release the names of the recipients or community groups just yet, but we're told that over $40,000 will be going to various groups who work in public safety, youth development, architectural integrity, and even technology.

"We feel that this is a fantastic way to put our money where our mouth is, so to speak, for the community. And to aid Savannah citizens through education, beautification, the arts, different social activities, and through youth development programming," said Melinda Allen, President, DNA of Savannah.

Recipients last year included Urban Hope, the Savannah Bicycle Campaign, and the Boys and Girls Club, which used their money to help provide swimming lessons to their summer camp participants.

The Board of Directors will start writing those checks at 10:30 a.m. The meeting is not open to the public, but we'll be sure to provide a full list of the recipients later Tuesday. Check back for updates.

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