The Shallow Ford Foundation manages several named funds established by individuals or groups. Most funds are set up with a specific charitable purpose. Some funds are set up that welcome additional contributions. All contributions are eligible for a tax deduction.

Below you will see a list of named funds that welcome additional contributions and a brief description. To make a donation to one or more of the funds listed, click on the name, which will take you to our secure credit card processor(Stripe). Stripe charges a fee of 2.9% + 0.30 on each transaction, which will be deducted from the donation amount.

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Fund Name   Description
Scholarship and Award Funds
Adult Community Scholarships Donate The Adult Community Scholarship Fund awards annual scholarships to adults returning to school to acquire a post-secondary degree and/or training toward occupational certification. Gifts of $1,000 or more enable the donor to name a scholarship in the year following the gift honor or memory or someone.
Mason H. Hunter Vocational Education Scholarship Donate A Lewisville-Clemmons Chamber scholarship celebrating the life of Mason H. Hunter with preference for students pursuing an occupation-specific credential or degree.
Reynolda Rotary's Gaines Scholarship Donate The Reynolda Rotary Club's GAINES SCHOLARSHIP honors Coach “Big House” Gaines, who coached the Winston-Salem State Rams for 47 years compiling a record of 828-447 making him one of the most successful college basketball coaches of all time. Off the court, Coach Gaines was a pillar in the community, serving many professional and civic organizations, including Reynolda Rotary where he was a charter member. The Gaines Scholarship was established by Reynolda Rotary Club in honor of Coach Gaines. The fund’s purpose is to provide financial scholarship assistance to the alumni of the Cook Elementary School who are planning to ultimately attend Winston-Salem State University. The scholarship may be applied to studies at Forsyth Technical Community College or other preparatory education with the intent to transfer to WSSU. It is understood that recipients may later decide on an alternate educational pathway that may not include WSSU, such as graduating from FTCC and entering the workforce.
Salem Glen Scholarship Fund Endowment Donate A scholarship fund for one to two awards annually to any deserving adult resident of Forsyth or Davidson Counties with financial need seeking to complete a career certification or degree program at Forsyth Technical Community College or Davidson County Community College. The recipients of this scholarship (up to $2,500 a year) are paired with a mentor from Salem Glen, which is the charitably-minded residential community bridging across Clemmons and Davidson County. The community generously teamed together to create this special scholarship opportunity.
Sharrod Patterson Memorial Scholarship Donate A memorial scholarship for graduating high school seniors of Quality Education Academy honoring and remembering the life of Sharrod Patterson. Sharrod was instrumental in the launch of the student radio station on 90.5 WSNC on the campus of WSSU. Sharrod worked for the nonprofit Big Brother Big Sisters of America for three years. He inspired many during his tenure. Most recently, Sharrod worked at Quality Education Academy (QEA) in Winston-Salem as a devoted educator for over nine years.
The John E. Stewart Fund Donate John Stewart, retired engineer and well-known philanthropist, has established the Leslie Martin Scholarships at WFHS as well as the Rebecca and Danny Green Music Scholarship.
The Shore Scholars Fund Donate The Shore Scholars program was developed to assist and support students as they explore career options and then provide guidance and support to best prepare for their chosen career.
The Wayne C. Matthews Continuing Education Award Fund Donate Dr. Wayne Curtis Matthews served as Director of the Yadkin Center at Surry Community College. He unexpectedly passed away on June 23, 2020. Our foundation joins the community in forever being inspired by his kindness, heart, integrity, service to others, commitment, and unwavering leadership in education, all of which were guided by his faith. His community involvement was deep and wide. His realized dream of opening a center for classes to better serve all residents of Yadkin County is among his most renowned impacts. This scholarship opportunity is offered to honor his dedication to Yadkin County and SCC's Yadkin Campus and serves as one more way to honor and celebrate Dr. Mattthews' life, his contributions, and his tremendous model of servant leadership that he lived into daily throughout the community he loved.
WF Fund for the Coach Murph Scholarship Donate This 4-year scholarship for a graduating West Forsyth High School senior athlete honors Coach Pat Murphy, who has served as WFHS athletics’ unofficial coach and most devoted and tireless fan for nearly 30 years. His kind and positive influence has touched and encouraged the lives of countless students and staff over the decades.
Youth Community Scholarships Donate A community scholarship fund supporting scholarships for graduating seniors from public high schools in the foundation's geographic service area.
Donor Advised Funds
Burkel Family Foundation Fund Donate Ken Burkel has been one of the key leaders and communicators in shaping the Clemmons Community Foundation. The Burkel Family Foundation Fund has not only created a legacy for the Burkel family, but a legacy of leadership in the community.
Field of Interest Funds
Clemmons Feeds Clemmons Donate This fund is a temporary initiative during the COVID-19 pandemic mitigation and recovery to help support the independent, locally-owned restaurants in western Forsyth and northern Davidson counties while also providing meals through meal gift cards purchased for local families with children in local public schools. Gifts to this fund will help sustain locally-owned restaurants and support families struggling with job reduction and loss.
Fund for First Responders Donate To honor first responders in Clemmons, Lewisville, and Vienna through activities that recognize those on duty during major holidays and other times of sacrifice. Example: The fund supports the 2019 holiday meal and activities called "Feast for First Responders" on Christmas Day. The 2019 Christmas Day event is being organized and coordinated by a Leadership Lewisville-Clemmons Action Learning Team.
Interfaith Alliance of Clemmons and Lewisville Donate This fund supports the work of the Interfaith Alliance of Clemmons and Lewisville (IACL), a coalition of faith-based organizations and schools who work together to benefit school-aged students and families through programs, resource sharing, and other initiatives that help student's be their best.
Leadership Initiatives Fund Donate The Leadership Initiatives Fund supports programming to cultivate, equip and inspire emerging leaders for community service.
Rotary Club of Western Forsyth Fund Donate The Rotary Club of Western Forsyth raises funds to award grants to charitable programs serving the needs of our community. These grants support programs for people with shelter needs, food needs and programs to help at-risk youth and to support at-risk youth education in addition to other deserving organizations.
Thad and Mary Bingham Community Fund Donate The Thad and Mary Bingham Community Fund supports non-profits in the Clemmons area with a special interest in youth and children, animal welfare, and addiction rehab and recovery.
The Chuck Alexander Fund Donate Created in part by members of the Clemmons Rotary, in honor of Chuck Alexander who supported summer camp at Camp Hanes.
The Clemmons Rotary Fund Donate The Clemmons Rotary Club Fund supports the charitable initiatives and projects of the Clemmons Rotary Club. Grants are recommended by a committee of Rotarians for charitable causes its members support.
Women Who Care About Community Fund Donate This fund offers grants to primarily address family/student needs identified by WS/FCS social workers serving the Clemmons-Lewisville schools. Grant distributions are recommended by a committee. Family needs identified by others are also considered.
Organization Endowment Funds
Cancer Services Endowment Fund Donate Cancer Services, Inc. is a local nonprofit organization with a mission of “Enhancing Health, Life and Survivorship”. Patient services assist with a combined approach of providing direct assistance while also helping access extensive financial resources to insure treatment access; survivorship programs insure a wide range of wellness and support programs; and community outreach educates and motivates the community to embrace a habit for good health. All programs are provided at no charge to patients and families. Distributions will support the operations of the organization to insure comprehensive support services to individuals and families facing cancer and outreach education in our community.
NCPHA-Social Work Section-Michael L. Clements Scholarship Donate This fund contributes to the education and development of students pursuing a career in social work. Annual distributions from the endowment sponsor the attendance of one or more college students earning a social work degree at the Annual Conference of the Social Work Section. The conference provides an opportunity for students to learn from practitioners, become encouraged and inspired, and make valuable connections that facilitate employment after graduation.
Other Funds
CCF Fund Donate These funds maintain the day-to-day services and operations of the Clemmons Community Foundation enabling continued impact and service in the greater Lewisville-Clemmons area.
Community Impact Funds
Lewisville Clemmons Community Fund Donate This fund supports grants, initiatives, and programs in the greater Clemmons and Lewisville area with a focus on transformational approaches to issues, interests, and needs.
Other Funds