Downtown Neighborhood Association (DNA)


DNA’s mission is to enhance the quality of life in the National Historic Landmark District, protect Savannah’s unique downtown environment, and advocate public policies which support these objectives.


The DNA's Holiday Tour of Homes generates funds that are donated back to the community in the form of grants that support its mission. Each year, the DNA bestows the 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.

2019 Grant Awards
(funds raised through the 2018 Holiday Tour of Homes

  • Bike Walk Savannah

  • Deep Center

  • Emmaus House Soup Kitchen

  • Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home Foundation

  • Forsyth Farmer’s Market

  • Frank Callen Boys & Girls Clubs

  • Friends of Massie

  • Heads Up Guidance Services

  • Inner City Shelter

  • League of Women Voters of Coastal Georgia

  • Loop It up Savannah

  • 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.