Coastal Bend Community Foundation is presenting checks totaling over $710,000 to 111 local nonprofit agencies.

Since 1981, Coastal Bend Community Foundation grants have improved and enhanced the quality of life in the Coastal Bend. This yearís grant awards were given in response to a diverse number of innovative requests serving all areas of youth through education and at-risk intervention programs, the elderly through a range of programs from caregiver education to food assistance and the underserved poor, helping with health needs, as well as support for area-wide cultural and educational nonprofit programs. The Foundationís core areas of funding include the arts, education, environment, family, human and medical services, and public good.

The grants will be presented on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013 at 10 a.m. in the Del Mar College Development Center, Room 106.