Shiloh Community Association Receives Neighborhood Revitalization Grant

The historic Shiloh Community Association is partnering with WNC Bridge Foundation and Dogwood Health Trust to support the Shiloh community, a historically African-American neighborhood currently undergoing high levels of gentrification and displacement, in their efforts to revitalize and preserve their neighborhood through community-led initiatives. Shiloh will use the investment to hire a culturally responsive neighborhood navigator and, ultimately, support the creation of a community-based strategy addressing housing and neighborhood revitalization.

“The renewal of the Shiloh community aligns with WNC Bridge Foundation’s mission of supporting non-profits and individuals as they strengthen communities for families and children,” said Scott Buchanan, President and CEO of WNC Bridge Foundation. “The collaboration of the Shiloh Community Association, Dogwood Health Trust, and WNC Bridge Foundation is to ensure the revitalization of this historic neighborhood as an example of a social enterprise and partnership that exhibits the best in public/private work.”

WNC Bridge Foundation is serving as the “fiscal sponsor” of this project. The Shiloh Community Association leads the neighborhood revitalization work, and WNC Bridge Foundation hosts funds given for work in the community, pays the project bills, and works with other funders. The Foundation also consults with national experts Social Impact Commons in this effort, who describe fiscal sponsorship “as a nonprofit resource sharing platform for a more efficient, sustainable, equitable, and inclusive sector.”

With WNC Bridge’s strong and established back office resources including accounting, fund management, and reporting, the Shiloh Community Association will be able to invest its time on project efforts.

“We are thankful and enthusiastic for this invaluable investment," Sophie Dixon, president, Shiloh Community Association.
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