Beyond Housing Receives Grant Toward Its Support of Minority-Owned Small Businesses

The Minority Small Business Owners Support Program at Beyond Housing got a boost in late 2021, with a $10,000 grant awarded to projects whose primary objective is to promote sustainable economic development within their communities.

Beyond Housing is one of seven organizations across the country to receive a grant as part of Buckingham Strategic Wealth’s annual philanthropic program support through their Pillar Grant Program.

The Minority Small Business Owners Support Program focuses on business planning, technical assistance, coaching and counseling. It provides its participants education and a peer community, and it contributes to the economic success of the neighborhoods where these businesses are located.

“This gift is a testament to the work we are doing at Beyond Housing to create a stronger, more equitable and prosperous St. Louis,” said President and CEO Chris Krehmeyer. “We are thankful for Buckingham’s belief in our comprehensive model for serving communities holistically and the financial support to continue to champion entrepreneurs and small businesses.”

Buckingham’s Pillar Grant committee seeks to recognize organizations whose projects demonstrate three key pillars of the Buckingham experience — conscientious planning, carefully articulated evidence and a commitment to “doing the right thing.”

The Pillar Grant Program, an annual philanthropy effort launched in 2015, is the firm’s most significant philanthropic initiative and seeks to support the missions of organizations working to better the lives of people in the communities that Buckingham calls home.

To learn more about the Minority Small Business Owners Support Program, contact Montez Miles at

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