Grant FAQs

When can I apply for a grant?

The next grant cycle application process will open in fall 2021.

Who is eligible for a Shallow Ford Foundation Community Grant?

A nonprofit organization that has an IRS 501(c)(3) letter; registered in the state of North Carolina; with license to solicit funding in the state; and providing programs and services in the greater Lewisville, Clemmons, and Yadkin County area.

How do I apply for a grant?

To apply for a grant, please review which are open.  If you have any questions about the grant cycle or have interest in submitting funding for a different project, please contact us at 336-663-6794 or email Program Officer Greg Keener at

How many applications may an agency submit during each grant cycle?

Organizations may submit up to two project proposals for each grant cycle. Each proposal will be reviewed and scored separately.

If we currently have funding from the foundation, are we eligible to apply again?

Yes, if you have received funding from the Clemmons Community Foundation, you may apply for funding for additional projects. Although, you will only be eligible to receive funding, if all reporting is up-to-date.

When are grant decisions released?

Grant decision dates are announced with the grant cycles. Details about the grant cycle, decisions, and deadlines are released at least 6 weeks prior to the grant deadline.

Does SFF make out-of-cycle grants?

At this time SFF does not accept out-of-cycle grant applications, unless solicited on behalf of a donor advisor.

What are the grant reporting guidelines?

The Foundation grantees are required to submit progress reports on the status of grants and their transformational efforts within the community. For multiyear grants, some periodic reporting is necessary before subsequent year grant is awarded. All required reporting is outlined in the grant agreements.

If you have received a grant from the Foundation, please refer to your award letter to see what is required. We rely on our community partners’ candor in the practices that resulted in not only success, but also improvements that may be explored in the future. Reports should include your anticipated outcomes as well as the short-term and long-term results.

Grantees can complete reports through the foundation's online grant portal. For information about grant reporting email our Program Officer Greg Keener at  

When/How can I submit a budget revision, extension, carry-over, or change in project director/contact?

If you need to make budget revisions, extension, carry-over,or change any contact information; you must first contact us at 336-663-6794 or email Greg Keener at