The Shallow Ford Foundation is a community foundation serving Clemmons, Lewisville, Yadkin County, and northern Davidson County.
We exist to connect community and philanthropy for enduring results.

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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 has just completed its study of the many issues. The published report of findings and recommendations is now available.

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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.

IN THE NEWS

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Shallow Ford Foundation to offer Wayne C. Matthews Scholarship

The Shallow Ford Foundation has announced that it will offer The Wayne C. Matthews Continuing Education Award again this year. The $2,000 award will be given to a Yadkin County resident who attends or plans to attend, The Yadkin Campus of Surry Community College to complete a credential-producing program that leads to an in-demand occupation. Applicants may be enrolled full or part-time and must have graduated high in 2021 or earlier. Financial need and history of service to others and the community will be considered in the selection of a recipient.

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April 21, 2022
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Scholarship to honor Marvin Brown

Marvin’s Garage Doors of East Bend is opening a new and different door – a door of opportunity for a Forbush High School graduating senior. Through the Shallow Ford Foundation, the company has set up a new occupational training scholarship of $1,000 in honor of its founder, Marvin Brown. The scholarship is focused on training for careers in the trades such as electronics, construction, or welding.

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February 3, 2022
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Lewisville community center celebrates official opening

Lewisville community center celebrates official opening. Facility named after Mary Alice Warren, who grew up on the property and recently celebrating her 100th birthday. The center, which features meeting, conference and activity rooms along with a full catering kitchen and large covered outdoor patio, will fill the needs of many of the town’s nonprofit organizations and be available for general rental beginning in December. Programs, classes and other activities for the public are scheduled to begin in January.

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November 23, 2021
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Local Scholarship Founded In Honor Of Soldier Who Died In WWII

It has been more than 75 years since the end of World War II. More than 16 million Americans served in the Armed forces in WWII with 405,399 killed and 671,278 wounded. It was common for those who served not to talk about the war after returning home. This is the story of just one of the 405,399 killed and how it affected their loved ones. Jerome (Fritz) Burkel was one of those who returned home a hero, but no longer able to tell his story.

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November 23, 2021
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Expanding Childcare In Our Communities

Childcare is an essential part of a vibrant community. Its availability, affordability and quality significantly impact every aspect of family and community life — education, income and employment, health and wellbeing, and even a topic headlining recent news — our supply chain. The childcare shortage is not news for local families with young children. They live with the stress of finding reliable, quality childcare every day.

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November 4, 2021
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Scholarship To Honor West Forsyth's Coach Murph

He’s described as the No. 1 Titan — West Forsyth High School’s biggest fan and supporter. He “bleeds green” and those associated with WFHS football and baseball know him as Coach Murph.

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November 3, 2021
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