Shalimar Encarnacion joins NH Community Loan Fund board
Shalimar Encarnacion of Manchester has joined the New Hampshire Community Loan Fund’s Board of Directors.
The New Hampshire Community Loan Fund’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce the addition of Shalimar Encarnacion of Manchester.
Shalimar is the owner of Shalimar Ventures and NH Program & Outreach Coordinator for the NH Children’s Scholarship Fund.
She has many years of experience working in financial institutions, case management, and as a bi-lingual Spanish interpreter for hospitals and other entities. She worked as a consultant on the 2020 Manchester Resiliency Grant for Small Businesses and is currently a consultant with the 2022 Manchester Small Business Grant & Program Assistance (SPGPA) helping business owners who identify as Black, Indigenous, or people of color qualify for COVID-19 relief. In 2021, she worked on the research on local Hispanic business owners to understand how they meet challenges and achieve success.
Shalimar is skilled at building bridges with multi-ethnic communities and understanding their needs in order to inform programs that will better support those in need. She is passionate about education, community success, and seeing positive changes that improve people’s lives.
Her volunteer work has included chairing the Education Committee of the Manchester Mayor’s Multicultural Advisory Council, co-chairing the Manchester branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People’s Education Committee, and serving as a member of NH’s Small Business Development Center Advisory Council.
She is a member of Leadership Greater Manchester Alumni, an Endowment for Health Equity Leaders Fellow, and has served on the board of the YWCA and the NH Women’s Foundation.
About the New Hampshire Community Loan Fund
The New Hampshire Community Loan Fund, based in Concord, N.H., turns investments into loans and education to create opportunity and transform lives. We collaborate with a wide range of donors and investors, and with business, nonprofit and government partners, to provide the financing and support people need to have affordable homes, have quality jobs and child care, and become financially independent. Established in 1983, the Community Loan Fund was one of the first Community Development Financial Institutions in the nation, and has received industry awards and recognition for social impact, financial strength, and performance.