Submitted by Ellen Post

At its June meeting, the Communities of Coastal Georgia Foundation voted to award grants, totaling $82,525, to 18 community-based organizations serving Glynn, Camden and McIntosh counties. This was the largest number and amount in the annual competitive program in the foundation’s history. The 2017 competitive grant cycle focused on programs serving “at-risk youth and their families.”

A grant of $5,000 to St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Darien will provide support for three programs, including Community Cares Café, Tutoring at Oak Grove Intermediate School and the Community Youth Program. These programs are tailored to specific ages and seek to nurture children and young people to provide them with the life skills needed to successfully complete their journey to adulthood.

Pictured are Ellen Fleming, member, community foundation board of directors, left, and Thomas Barron, community youth director, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church.