About WENH and NDC

West End Neighborhood House

Located in the city of Wilmington’s historic ‘Little Italy’ district, West End Neighborhood House has been improving the lives of an ethnically, economically and culturally diverse community since 1883. In 2016, the agency served over 10,000 individuals. By meeting our customers’ comprehensive needs and encourage ultimate self-sufficiency, West End provides assistance through outcomes-driven programming, utilizing innovative solutions to resolve complex social challenges throughout Delaware. West End is a registered 501c3 organization, whose mission is to help individuals achieve self-sufficiency, reach and maintain their maximum potential, and live responsibly and harmoniously in a healthy community and complex world.

West End Programs include:

Housing: Security Deposit Loans & Grants, Housing Relocation Assistance, Pre-Housing Counseling, Affordable Rental Housing, Housing for Foster Care Youth, Affordable Home Ownership Opportunities

Employment: Environmental & Agricultural Job Training, Entrepreneurship Training & Support, Job Search Placement & Retention Assistance, Occupational Skills and Training Certification

Education: Prevention Programming, Technology Instruction, GED© Preparation Classes and Testing, Individual and Small Group Tutoring, Scholarship & Financial Aid Application Assistance

Youth: Daily Physical Fitness Activities, After School and Summer Camp Programming, Nationally Ranked “Above Xpectations’ track team, Organized Sports and Recreation, Counseling and Peer Support

Community Development: Small Business Development: Small Business Loan Fund (Grow Delaware Fund), Small Business Entrepreneur Incubator (Launcher), Community Organizing, Volunteer Opportunities, Parks and Green Space Revitalization

Financial Empowerment: Low Interest, credit-builder loans, Credit report review / evaluation, Tax Preparation Assistance, Financial Coaching / Budgeting, Emergency Food, Rent, & Utility Assistance

National Development Council

NDC’s work focuses on HOMES, JOBS and COMMUNITY. Founded as a national nonprofit in 1969, NDC has worked for almost 50 years fulfilling its mission to increase the flow of capital for investment in low-income communities. NDC directs capital to support the development and preservation of affordable housing, the creation of jobs through training and small business lending and the advancement of livable communities through investment in social infrastructure.

NDC acts as partner, teacher, advisor, investor, developer and lender, bringing together technical know-how and capital for community and economic investment. We work with local and state governments and community-based organizations to help them create and implement their own unique economic and community development strategies. Over the years, NDC programs and services have evolved to reflect the changing policy environment, adding services and products to meet emerging needs. NDC provides technical assistance, professional training, small-business lending, debt and equity financing for residential, commercial, public, and nonprofit facilities. NDC’s nationally-recognized training programs help build a professional workforce in economic and community development that can advance and sustain progress in their communities.

In nearly five decades, NDC has helped improve the lives of millions of people through new economic opportunity and community improvement, in every one of the 50 states and Puerto Rico.

Grow Delaware Fund Partners