Recent Grants - Yadkin County

Yadkin County Shore Community Grants
November 2021 - The Shallow Ford Foundation announces $120,012 in Shore Community Grants to thirteen community organizations.  The programs and services will take place within the next year.  Grants were made possible through the Wayne A. Shore Endowment Fund. All applications were initially reviewed by volunteer teams of local community leaders, foundation board members, and the family of Wayne A. Shore. The final grant recommendations were approved by the foundation’s board of directors.

Grant recipients and a brief description of awarded programs and services are listed below:

Cancer Services, Inc. - $10,000

Funding for Patient Advocacy Program to provide Yadkin County residents facing cancer with intensive staff involvement to secure in-kind medication assistance programs and also provide direct financial assistance for emergency unmet cancer treatment needs.

Children's Center of Northwest North Carolina - $7,500

Funding to provide safe and nurturing care for children removed from their homes due to child abuse, neglect and at-risk environment, with a safe home environment, food, clothing, medical, dental, and mental health care and education support.

YVEDDI East Bend Senior Center - $4,000

Funding to provide a monthly supper and monthly fresh produce packs to decrease food insecurity for East Bend seniors, as well as providing activities to decrease social isolation and loneliness.

Forbush Volunteer Fire Department - $6,000

Funding for fitness equipment to offer firefighters the opportunity to become more fit and health conscious, as well as placing a camera training system in a meeting room area to allow the firefighters to have complete access to all meetings and lecture-based training opportunities.

Hands of Hope Medical Clinic - $10,000

Funding for staff to assist patients with paperwork (including proof of income from each patient, prescriptions, and signatures) and other follow-up needed to receive medical benefit.

Magnify Ministries, Inc. /Impact Yadkin - $12,000

Funding for the Community Outreach Arm of Impact Yadkin to build multiple wheelchair ramps and replace roofs.

Mountain Valley Hospice& Palliative Care - $6,000

Funding to support charitable care expenses for patients living in Yadkin County who are not insured or underinsured and cannot afford to pay for their hospice care.

Northwestern Regional Library - $7,500

Funding for the purchase of digital and printed materials to meet the needs of communities, especially bridging the digital divide, encouraging and enhancing literacy/reading, and increasing accessibility.

Smart Start of Yadkin County - $12,000

Funding to provide support and funding to help four people open licensed child care homes in Yadkin County.  Technical assistance will be provided each step of the way to offer guidance to these new family child care homes.

Solus Christus - $10,000

Funding to extend staff time for a licensed therapist with a Master's degree to provide therapeutic trauma treatment.

Yadkin Arts Council, Inc. - $12,000

Funding for the Education Outreach Program to provide free arts opportunities to Yadkin County Schools through the Page to Stage and Powers of Poetry programs.

Yadkin County Rescue Squad and EMS - $11,012

Funding for the vehicle extrication equipment improvement project, specifically addressing heavy vehicle lifting equipment and resources.

YVEDDI Yadkin County Senior Center - $4,000

Funding to reduce food insecurity among Yadkin County seniors by providing a hot evening meal twice monthly, as well as some take-home activities.

Yadkin Valley Historical Society - $4,000

Funding for repair of the existing park signage and monuments, improving security and lighting for safety of guests, volunteers, and historical collection. Funds will also help purchase low-maintenance, weather resistant seating and picnic tables to encourage community fellowship and educational hands-on learning.

YVEDDI Yadkin Valley Senior Center - $4,000

Funding for the provision of fresh produce, activity books/games, and self care/toiletry items for seniors who are enrolled in the Senior Nutrition Program. Fresh packs will be delivered monthly by volunteers.