Our Foundation

Mission Statement

The mission of the Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church Charitable Foundation, Incorporated is to enhance the lives of people in the local and global community by giving financial aid and assistance to programs that promote positive life changes with an emphasis on at-risk youth, the needy, and the elderly. The foundation has three areas of focus – education, economic development, and social services.



The foundation was established in May 2007 under the auspices of the Rev. Charles T. Smith, pastor. The foundation was the result of funds received from the sale of Cedarwood Apartments that had been donated to Shiloh Baptist Church by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The non-profit status was proposed for the foundation and a 501(c)(3) tax exempt status was granted to the foundation by the Internal Revenue Service.


The sole purpose of the foundation is to further charitable giving to promote educational, social and economic improvement within the community of Greater Baton Rouge. Special emphasis will be directed towards the underprivileged. The foundation is governed by a board comprised of members of Shiloh Baptist Church in good financial standing and an excellent record of service to the church and community.  Board members serve a specified length of time and the rotate off. The chairman of the board is elected annually.

Current Charitable Foundation Staff & Board

  • Rev. Fred Jeff Smith

    Chief Executive Officer

  • Anita Anderson Harrell

    Board Secretary

  • Bernice Carter

  • Rev. Jennifer Jones

    Excutive Director

  • Kenneth Wilson


  • Earline Pembrick

  • Dennis Blunt, Esq.


  • Terry Bonnie, Esq.

  • Jules Hampton

  • Ron Markham

    Vice President

  • Robin Campbell

  • Dr. Betty Fomby White


Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church Charitable Foundation, Incorporated continues to be a leader in innovative programs that are geared to enhance the lives of persons in the community at large. Current programs are structured around the following areas: Education, Social Services, and Economic Development.

Educational Scholarships

The Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church congregation along with the Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church Charitable Foundation, Incorporated awards scholarships annually, totaling at least $50,000 to qualified high school and college students.

Social Services

Since its inception, the Charitable Foundation has continued Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church's commitment to helping under-served persons in Baton Rouge by providing social service support such as utility payment grants, food and housing assistance, referrals to other social service agencies and programs for the development of youth.

  • Summer Youth Enrichment Program

    Shiloh’s Summer Youth Enrichment Program is designed for teens between the ages of 14-17 years old. Students are placed at job sites based on their interest or possible career choice. This program allows students the opportunity to gain firsthand knowledge of the day to day experience of a particular vocation while earning minimum wage.

  • Emergency Assistance

    This program assists citizens of East Baton Rouge Parish who find themselves in an emergency situation. The Foundation provides emergency financial assistance for utilities, rent, medications, burial and food. This program often makes a difference for those in need. The Foundation often is able to stop a disconnection or an eviction from occurring for citizens throughout the parish. Clients are seen by appointment only and awards are given out weekly.

Economic Development

Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church Charitable Foundation is involved in a number of projects related to strengthening the economic fabric of Baton Rouge and empowering the community. Historically, the Charitable Foundation has provided employment training opportunities for persons who need assistance in the labor market, hosted job fairs, and supported the development of internship and work-placement programs.

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  • EPHESIANS2.8-9

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