• BBFInfo@benevolentbeaconfoundation.org
  • P.O. Box 40782 Silver Spring, MD 20914

We’re 501C3 non-profit charity organization.

The Benevolent Beacon Foundation, Inc. was incorporated in April 2022 with the purpose of providing community services, educational programs, and scholarships to improve the lives of the residences of Montgomery County and to provide support to other public charities. The Benevolent Beacon Foundations, Incorporated is a Nonprofit organization operating under the 501c3 section of the United States IRS code. This provides the Foundations donors the benefit of deducting 100% of funds donated. It also obligates the Foundation to operate within the guidelines of its mission and purpose as defined to the IRS on the 1023EZ applications listed below.

The purpose of Benevolent Beacon Foundation, Inc. is to provide community services, educational programs, and scholarships to improve the lives of the residents of Montgomery County, Maryland and to provide support to other public charities.

  1. Foundation complies with the requirements of the IRS
  2. Donations are made to the Foundation
  3. Organization solicits funds from the foundation for a program
  4. The Foundation disburses funds to the organization or purchases and donates items to the organization
  5. The organization uses funds for program purposes and provides documentation to the foundation with in 30 days after the program

The Foundation has supported Eta Pi Zeta Chapter initiative Stork Next which is a program for expectant mothers in Montgomery County. This program promotes prenatal care and encourages healthy behaviors during pregnancy through two components - incentives and education. Benevolent Beacon Foundation support national and local programmatic initiatives sponsored by Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated, an Eta Pi Zeta Chapter.

About Us

Eta Pi Zeta Chapter established a Stork’s Nest Committee in 2018. The chapter sought to bring this phenomenally successful program to expectant mothers of Montgomery County. The Stork’s Nest is a cooperative project of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated and the March of Dimes Foundation for more than 40 years, Stork’s Nest aims to increase the number of women receiving early and regular prenatal care to prevent cases of low birthweight, premature births, and infant deaths.

The first Stork’s Nest launched in 1971 by the Epsilon Zeta Chapter of Atlanta, Georgia. It was one of many educational and service projects of Better Infant Births (BIB), an extraordinarily successful program sponsored by the Fulton-Dekalb-Clayton Chapter of the March of Dimes. The program was so successful that Zeta adopted Stork’s Nest in 1972 as a national project. The program promotes prenatal care participation and encourage healthy behaviors during pregnancy through two components – incentives and education. Participants enroll in our interactive self-paced prenatal education course, in return, the clients earn incentives such as maternity or baby care items through various positive, health-promoting activities. There are more than 80 Nests throughout the country.

The Benevolent Beacon Stork’s Nest operates on a virtual platform. Offering webinars, and trainings to incentives and educate their clients. The mothers attend a virtual orientation, two or more webinars on a range of topics from Breastfeed, Selecting Birthing Options, Car Seat Safety, Prenatal Vaccinations, what to expect after delivery, Post-Partum Depression, and several other topics. The Stork’s Nest has three funding streams: the advisory board, the Patron Donors and Annual Fundraiser Events or Projects.


Board Of Managers 2022 - 2024

  • Willa Watson - President
  • First Vice President - Nanyamka Hales
  • Second Vice President - Vacant
  • Treasurer - Jave Robinson
  • Secretary - Rene Smith