The Chautauqua Region Community Foundation board recently approved the final grant awards from the foundation's designated funds.
At the end of 2012, $470,010.27 was awarded to 93 churches and charitable agencies throughout the Chautauqua County region.
Money comes from 133 endowment funds that earned income throughout the year and will support specific nonprofit organizations as identified by the original donor.
Staff and board members of the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation took a break from their monthly meeting to display the amount of money given back to the community from designated funds.
Grants will benefit religious, educational, arts and humanities, youth and human service projects and initiatives.