About the Trust
The Deep Foundations Institute Educational Trust is an independent, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established in 2006 by the Deep Foundations Institute (an industry association) as its charitable arm.
The mission of the Trust is to support and encourage individuals in the fields of study related to the deep foundations industry by providing scholarships, grants and opportunities to meet and work with deep foundations industry leaders.
The Trust manages 19 Scholarship Funds to provide financial support to students interested in pursuing a career in deep foundations.. In addition, education and outreach programs seek to engage students and young professionals in the deep foundations industry. Each year, several fundraising events are organized to raise awareness and donations for the Educational Trust programs.
Since its founding, the DFI Educational Trust has awarded nearly $1.6 million in scholarships and grants to at least 450 students studying at colleges and universities across the United States and Canada.
The Trust is governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees and administered by staff of the Deep Foundations Institute, at DFI’s offices in Hawthorne, New Jersey.