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.
Connecting community and philanthropy for enduring results.
CONNECTING –what the shallow ford does
COMMUNITY – our place-based community work
PHILANTHROPY –what we do
ENDURING RESULTS – what we accomplish; our focus on transformational outcomes that make a lasting difference
The Shallow Ford Foundation maximizes the possibilities with philanthropists in reaching their charitable goals. We focus on transformational giving – that is, giving that meaningfully transforms situations and circumstances. We honor donor intentions, engage the community in our processes, and work alongside families and community partners with grants awarded. In addition, we work collaboratively within our community on initiatives.
When we think of a “mentor,” we might think back to that high school or college educator who taught us more than historical dates and scientific facts. We might think of a coach providing motivation or a fellow church member offering formative advice. A mentor can come in many forms.Read full article in newspaper
The Shallow Ford Foundation has been fortunate to work with generous individuals and organizations who want to truly impact the lives of students of all ages. In part two of this series, we will look at how two local organizations are making mentoring connections with students, including an opportunity for new mentors to step forward in the coming months.Read full article in newspaper
Yadkin County Rescue Squad & EMS, Inc. has a new, more powerful motor for river rescues. This 30 horsepower Mercury outboard motor recently arrived and was purchased using their 2021 Shore Community Grant. The more powerful engine will allow them to travel upstream to closer take-out points and more quickly reach those in need of water rescue.Read full article in newspaper