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31 Dec 2020

More than $30,000 in funding to support local nonprofits through the holiday season

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December 31, 2020 Category: Local Posted by:

The Alston Beech Foundation recently awarded more than $30,000 to local nonprofits at the bi-annual Consortium Meeting. 

All organizations faced tremendous challenges this year, and the funding from the Alston-Beech Foundation was one way to support these organizations that service the North Philadelphia community.

“This pandemic has been hard on all businesses, especially nonprofits [run] by Black and brown leaders,” Kenneth Scott, president of Beech Companies, said. 

Dr. Kenneth Scott, President of BEECH Companies

“This is yet another way we are working to support nonprofits [led] by people of color, or those who support Black and brown communities.”

Since the pandemic, Beech Companies have been an instrumental resource to businesses across the region. Efforts include COVID-19 grants provided in early 2020, as well as providing more than one million in funding through the PA COVID-19 small business assistance grant.


Recipients of the Alston-Beech grant included the Chosen 300, who distribute meals and services to the homeless throughout the Philadelphia region, and the North Broad Renaissance, who will use the funds to support Black and brown businesses along North Broad Street. 

To be eligible for the ABF grant, organizations must be incorporated and classified as tax-exempt under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue code and as public charities, under section 509 (a) of that code. For-profit organizations and individuals are not eligible for funding. For the complete list of requirements, organizations should visit:

Since 2006, the Alston-Beech Foundation has provided grants to support the mission of the Alston-Beech Foundation. This year’s ABF award recipients include:

1.     Affordable Housing Centers of PA 

2.     Bebashi – Transition to Hope

3.     Big Picture Philadelphia

4.     Grands As Parents, Inc.

5.     Musicopia

6.     Regional Housing Legal Services

7.     Scribe Video Center, Inc.

8.     Smith Memorial Playground

9.     Teenshop, Inc. 

10.  The Philadelphia Dance Company (Philadanco)

11.  Tree House Books

12.  Uptown Entertainment & Development Corporation

13.  Urban Affairs Coalition

14.  Wagner Free Institute of Science

15.  Chosen 300

16.  Black Doctors Consortium

17.  The Clay Studio

18.  Menzfits

19.  The Business Center  

20.  Clef Club of Philadelphia

21.  Frontiers International of Philadelphia

22.  North Broad Renaissance

23.  A Cup of Love

Please visit: for proposal instructions and to obtain an application.

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