Join our mailing list to receive updates on our latest news, funding opportunities and more.
Start a conversation with us about your work!

Partner Profiles

Stories about the amazing work our partners are doing in our communities.

Single white dogwood flower with green leaves poking out form behind,

PARTNER PROFILE

Eagle Market Streets Community Development Corporation

By providing access to capital, technical assistance and the support of a cohort, the Community Equity Fund is expected to serve up to 30 businesses and support approximately 150 jobs to help BIPOC business owners and workers begin to build assets and create wealth.

PARTNER PROFILE

Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians

Dogwood is working with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (ECBI) to provide gap funding for programs to meet unexpected demand, enable capacity building and add an additional housing counselor to support low to moderate-income households within the tribe as well as surrounding counties. 

PARTNER PROFILE

Eblen

Located in Asheville and serving the counties of Buncombe, Haywood, Henderson, Transylvania and Madison, Eblen Charities assists families and individuals in the community during times of crisis and hardship in the areas of medical, financial and emergency need. The organization serves about 12,000 clients per year. A trusted partner, Eblen has been working with government agencies to serve the community for over 30 years.

PARTNER PROFILE

El Centro (LAC) of Henderson County

El Centro of Henderson County, also known as the Latino Advocacy Coalition (LAC), is a Latinx-operated community center that alleviates challenges and creates a more inclusive community for Latinx residents by providing free and low-cost services, amplifying grassroots leaders, and bringing people together to access community resources. Established in 2001, El Centro (LAC) meets the needs of the Latinx community through three departments: Advocacy, Education and Mental Health. 

PARTNER PROFILE

Fostering Hopes and H3 Collective

As foster care systems across WNC grapple with difficulties related to a shortage of foster parents, organizations like Fostering Hopes and H3 Collective (H3C) serve vulnerable children and young adults in the system. The core mission of H3C is reflected in “H3,” which represents Homes, Hope and Healing for youth in need. Meanwhile, Fostering Hopes focuses on educating the community about the realities of foster care and developing foster care programs to support families and children.

A – B          C – D          E – F          G – H          I – M          N – R          S – V          W – Z

Eagle Market Streets Community Development Corporation

Dogwood provided initial funding for the Community Equity Fund at Eagle Market Streets Community Development Corporation to help increase access to flexible capital for entrepreneurs of color. By providing access to capital, technical assistance and the support of a cohort, the Community Equity Fund is expected to serve up to 30 businesses and support approximately 150 jobs to help BIPOC business owners and workers begin to build assets and create wealth. For each family that has one member that owns a business, the wealth gap decreases from 12% to 3%.

Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians

Dogwood is working with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (ECBI) to provide gap funding for programs to meet unexpected demand, enable capacity building and add an additional housing counselor to support low to moderate-income households within the tribe as well as surrounding counties. Programs help foster parents renovate their homes, as well as support rate buydowns, down payment assistance and portfolio loans for on-boundary applicants who cannot obtain traditional financing.