Joan Ford

Community Philanthropy Manager for Donor Care & Community Engagement

Community Philanthropy Team


Phone: 0151 232 2425
E-Mail: joan.ford@cflm.email

I have been one of the Community Philanthropy Managers for Donor Care and Community Engagement since 2013, working with a number of philanthropists and corporate donors, including Jamie Carragher and his 23 Foundation, Peel Ports, the High Sheriff and Merseyside Police Fund and the Hill Dickinson Foundation.  I support the voluntary and community sector and enjoy attending outreach events to promote the work of the Foundation and to advertise its grant programmes.   I work on a part-time basis 3.5 days a week and job share with Tina Kennedy.

I have worked at the Community Foundation since January 2001 when it was originally Sefton Community Foundation and based in Southport.  I began as a part time grants officer working on 2 funds and now manage approximately 20 funds. 

I have worked on a variety of programmes including European Social Fund, the Fair Share programme, Surviving Winter Fund and more recently the Lancashire Flood Recovery Appeal. My role includes ensuring that monies are distributed to those most in need and that grants are spent effectively in accordance with the original request.  I enjoy visiting groups we have funded and seeing how the grant has been spent and what difference it has made to the organization. 

I have a degree in French and Spanish.

A keen gardener – I have an allotment.  I also like cycling and walking and keep fit by walking the dog and playing badminton.

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