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.
Memory of former Yadkin Center director honored with scholarship. The Shallow Ford Foundation (formerly The Clemmons Community Foundation) has awarded the first Wayne C. Matthews Continuing Education Award to Tyler Church of Jonesville.Read full article in newspaper
The Shallow Ford Foundation (formerly The Clemmons Community Foundation) announces three scholarship recipients this week. Julia Grossnickle and Megan Putnam, both graduates of West Forsyth High School, were awarded Thad and Mary Bingham Education Assistance Awards for Graduating Seniors. Shamonni Graham, from Oak Grove High School, was awarded the Clarence “Big House” Gaines Reynolda Rotary College Assistance Scholarship.Read full article in newspaper
The Clemmons Community Foundation announced three scholarship recipients this week. Adia Redfearn, recipient of The Salem Glen College Assistance Program in memory of Richard ‘Dick’ Bunker. Kaliyah Fryer, recipient of the The Mary Elizabeth Dodson Conrad Scholarship. Melissa Celedon-Garcia, recipient of the The Mary Elizabeth Dodson Conrad Scholarship.Read full article in newspaper
The Clemmons Community Foundation has announced it will be changing its name to the Shallow Ford Foundation, effective July 1. The new name is inspired by a historically-renowned shallow location on the Yadkin River that was used to cross the river between Forsyth and Yadkin counties. The name better reflects the broader geography served by the foundation, honors the area’s heritage, and reflects the foundation’s mission of connecting community and local philanthropy to achieve lasting outcomes.Read full article in newspaper