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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.

If interested in volunteer opportunities or any of our current job postings please email Sandi Scannelli:

Current Openings


Position Summary: The Communications & Design Associate reports to the President/CEO and supports the outreach, design, and communications efforts for the foundation and its many projects and initiatives. The successful candidate will work with staff on a diverse array of projects that serve to advance the mission and work of the organization through communication to our donors, stakeholders, and the communities we serve. The position requires a broad range of professional communication skills including writing, editing, content development, print media production, social media, website management, and graphic design. Most hours will be in-office to aid in the most efficient, creative, and collaborative process. This position reports to the President & CEO, Sandi Scannelli, you can email her with specific questions at:

Click here to view Part-time Communication & Design Associate Job Description.

Position Summary: The Office Assistant is a part-time member of the foundation’s staff and provides operational support to the staff and Board. The Assistant must enjoy working within a small, entrepreneurial environment that is mission-driven, results-oriented, and community-minded. The Assistant will embrace changing technology and adapt to emerging new responsibilities. The Assistant has the ability to exercise good judgment in a variety of situations, with strong written and verbal communication, administrative and organizational skills, and the ability to handle multiple tasks and priorities. At all times, the Assistant conveys a friendly and professional demeanor. The Assistant must have the ability to work independently or with others on projects, from conception to completion, and must be able to work under pressure at times, handling a wide variety of activities and confidential matters with discretion. This position reports to the President & CEO, Sandi Scannelli, you can email her with specific questions at:

Click here to view Part-time Office Assistant Job Description.

Volunteer Opportunities
Two significant events occur twice a year in which the Foundation seeks volunteers, namely, to serve on a Grant Review Team or a Scholarship Review Team. These teams ensure the objectivity and integrity of competitive processes leading to a grant or scholarship award.  Service on these teams is educational, rewarding.  While there are adjustments to the processes each year, the flier provides some general information about the volunteer opportunities.

In addition, the Foundation also periodically hosts community events and initiatives in which extra hands and smiles are needed and appreciated.

Volunteer Eligibility
The Foundation annually seeks community volunteers who are of high character and integrity and care about and have some regular relationship to the communities we serve.

Grant & Scholarship Award Reviewers
While we appreciate all volunteer interest, we take seriously our values of maintaining a fair and objective process for all applicants. Volunteers are screened to ensure no conflict of interest with the process.  For grant review, nonprofit leaders and employees who might otherwise be eligible to apply for a grant are ineligible to serve on grant committees. For scholarship review, no employer or family member of an applicant may serve on the committee. Employees or family members of the Foundation board of directors or staff are ineligible to apply for a scholarship. Every volunteer completes an annual disclosure form to list business interests, employment, and significant philanthropic affiliations. Every volunteer signs an agreement promising to keep information regarding the process and applicants confidential.

If you have questions about eligibility or volunteer opportunities email the foundation's President and CEO, Sandi Scannelli at:

Click here to view Volunteer Opportunities Flier.