The Sandy Springs City Council on Dec. 16 approved financial support to nine nonprofit organizations.

Organizations receiving funding were Act 3 Productions, Inc. ($6,250), Am Yisrael Chai ($3,250), Art Sandy Springs ($3,750), Friends of North Springs ($5,000), Friends of Benson ($10,000), Heritage Sandy Springs ($2,645), Keep North Fulton Beautiful ($5,775), Mary Hall Freedom House ($2,500) and the Sandy Springs Education Force ($10,736).

The council allocated $49,906 of the $50,000 budgeted for the programs. Altogether, 13 applicants filed requests for almost $100,000 in grants.