Kinsey brings more than $100,000 in state funding to northwest Phila.

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 19 – State Rep. Stephen Kinsey, D-Phila., has announced that a total of $109,783 in state funding from the Commonwealth Financing Authority’s Arts and Culture Recovery Grants Program has been awarded to multiple organizations in his legislative district in northwest Philadelphia.

The organizations awarded include:

  • Commonwealth Youthchoirs Inc. - $36,695.
  • Historic Germantown Preserved - $21,208.
  • Mamadele Foundation - $10,000.
  • PRISM Quartet Incorporated - $16,895.
  • Wyck Association - $13,125.
  • Yes And Collaborative Arts - $11,680.

“These organizations do a tremendous job of representing the unique culture of northwest Philadelphia and providing opportunities to the folks living in our community,” Kinsey said. “I was proud to help bring these state dollars back to our community, and I look forward to seeing how each organization uses them!” 

The Commonwealth Financing Authority was established in 2004 as an independent agency of the Department of Community and Economic Development to administer Pennsylvania’s economic stimulus packages. The CFA holds fiduciary responsibility over the funding of programs and investments in Pennsylvania’s economic growth. Unique among state agencies in structure and scope, the CFA consists of seven board members: four legislative appointees and the secretaries of DCED, the Office of the Budget and Department of Banking and Securities. Project approval requires five affirmative votes, four of which must come from legislative appointees.