More than 18,000 residents of Durham and Orange counties and beyond came through Durham Tech's doors last year to retool for a new career, receive updated training for current employment, begin working toward an advanced degree, or pursue lifelong learning. The College is committed to preparing these productive, dynamic, and creative individuals with education and training that enriches their lives and increases their opportunities for economic mobility. 

The Durham Tech Foundation pursues government and private grants to secure financial resources for the College. Grant dollars help ensure that Durham Tech students receive high-quality classroom instruction, opportunities to participate in enriching learning activities, and access to scholarships, stipends, and other sources of essential support. Grants also provide resources to support our faculty and staff in their work.

The ongoing support of numerous organizations and government grant programs makes our work possible. We are grateful for the generosity of the many grantors who have partnered with Durham Tech to lower barriers to education and promote student success. 

Award Year Grantor Funding For Dollar Amount
2023 OneTen Initiative Career Services/HRD $50,000
2023 Communities in Partnership Food Security $8,600
2023 Foundation for Dental Lab Tech Dental Lab $1,000
2023 Advance Auto Parts Automotive Program $125,000
2023 Duke Health Nursing Education Partnership $1,200,000
2022 NCCCS Longleaf Commitment Student Outreach and Advising $99,031
2022 Wells Fargo Small Business Center $14,000
2022 Eichholz Foundation Art on Campus $19,000
2021 Wells Fargo Small Business Center Programming $10,000
2021 John M. Belk Endowment Building Connections with Adult Learners $125,000
2021 North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation Undergraduate Biology Research Projects 
(Ribbon of Hope Program)
2021 Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Insurance Producer Talent Pipeline $242,880
2021 Fidelity Foundation Capacity Building $285,000
2021 PNC Foundation Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Professional Development for Faculty and Staff View video $25,000
2021 Corning Foundation BioWork Training Equipment $5,220