The Shallow Ford Foundation exists to connect community and philanthropy for enduring results. We connect people and resources in ways that thoughtfully and meaningfully transform our communities with access, opportunity, and an enriched quality of life for all residents. A core mission of the Shallow Ford Foundation is to strengthen the people, places, and partnerships that hold our communities together, build new connections that provide opportunities, and ensure our area continues to be a community in which all people want to call home.Learn more
BREAKING NEWS: The Shallow Ford Foundation met with the legislative leaders of NCGA Joint Caucus on Early Childhood to discuss goal to launch an innovative child care model.
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The childcare shortage is having a far-reaching impact on every part of community life - families, employers, and schools.
The Shallow Ford Foundation completed its study of the many issues and published a report of findings and recommendations. We are currently working on an innovative new model to address the issues. An announcement should be made soon.
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Click below to view and download a digital copy of the January 2023 edition of our Newsletter.
A new child care model created in Yadkin County could expand child care access — especially in rural areas. But there’s no licensing avenue for the model yet. The state Child Care Commission approved a petition on Monday for a rule change to create that avenue.Read full article in newspaper
Fifteen community organizations have been awarded a Shore Community Grant, totaling $108,810. The programs and services will take in 2023. Grants are made possible through the Wayne A. Shore Endowment Fund.Read full article in newspaper
Rev. Dr. Vincent Howell, founding volunteer leader of the Interfaith Alliance of Clemmons and Lewisville (IACL), will retire from his role this month. Howell formed the alliance in 2018 in response to the needs of public school students identified by local school social workers.Read full article in newspaper
Behind every scholarship is an inspiring life story as is the case of the new Bonnie M. Chappell Memorial Scholarships. Bonnie M. Chappell passed away at 93, having lived a full life that didn’t start out on the most uplifting note. Born in Wilkes County, she was the last of five births. Her mother was struck by lightning when Bonnie was less than a week old and her mother died within the year. Her grandmother, who was of limited means, agreed to take her in and raise her.Read full article in newspaper
Shallow Ford Foundation and family of Tim Dunn launch new scholarship to benefit West Forsyth wrestling program. “What are you going to do today to get closer to your goals?” This question found written on a whiteboard in the bedroom of Timothy Mathew Dunn, gives us a glimpse into the life of this young man. Tim Dunn, at only 31, passed away unexpectedly on Oct. 4, 2022, from an undetected aneurysm.Read full article in newspaper
The Shallow Ford Foundation has announced the award of seven grants to local organizations bringing programs to the Mary Alice Warren Community Center in 2023. In addition, six grants have been awarded to organizations that serve the needs and interests of Lewisville and Clemmons communities. Funding is from the Lewisville-Clemmons Community Fund and fund partners of the Shallow Ford Foundation.Read full article in newspaper