Grants Awarded to Durham Tech

More than 25,000 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, start an advanced degree, or pursue lifelong learning. Durham Tech prepares the productive, dynamic, and creative citizens that make our community strong. To advance our work, we aggressively seek government and private funding opportunities to support three key priorities:

  1. We enrich lives through greater access and success;
  2. We enrich lives through teaching, learning, and service; and
  3. We enrich lives through training for 21st century jobs.

We are proud to list the following grants awarded to Durham Tech to help accomplish these goals, and to acknowledge the numerous organizations and government grant programs that make our work possible.

Contacts: Melissa Chappell, Executive Director, Durham Technical Community College Foundation, 919-536-7200, ext. 6001 or Rhea Deroian, Manager, Grants Development, 919-536-7250, ext. 6008.

Use the Grant Development Resource Guide for the procedures and processes involved in the development and submission of institutional grant proposals, and as a reference for administrating grant funds.

Use the Grant Approval form when submitting a grant.

Grant Types: Greater access and success Teaching, learning, and service Training leading to 21st century jobs

We enrich lives through greater access and success.
Award Date Title/Grantor Funding For Durham Tech Divisions Awards
2018 Juntos Podemos / IME BECAS Scholarships Student Development and Support $16,000
2017 SunTrust Financial Literacy/Scholarships Student Development and Support $2,500
2017 Bank of America Scholarships Student Development and Support $23,500
2017 Juntos Podemos / IME BECAS Scholarships Student Development and Support $16,667
2016 TECHS Taste of Industry NC Community Colleges Taste of Industry Event Student Development and Support $5,750
2016 English Literacy and Civics/ NC Community Colleges English Literacy and Civics Student Development and Support $50,100
2016 Minority Male Mentoring Program/NCCS Vision Program Activities Student Development and Support $17,234
2016 Partners in Achievement/Esai Inc Partners in Achievement Student Development and Support $2,500
2016 Juntos Podemos/IME BECAS Scholarships Student Development and Support $15,000
2014 Longfellow Real Estate Partners Work-Based Learning Initiatives/Internships Career and Technologies Programs $100,000
2014 Wells Fargo Work-Based Learning Initiatives/Co-Ops Career and Technologies Programs $100,005
2014 ESL/Civics Education NCCCS ESL Classes Center for the Global Learner $65,000
2014 IBM Web User Experience Analysis Institutional Advancement and Support $43,000 (value)
2014 Minority Male Mentoring Program NCCCS Visions Program Activities Student Development and Support $19,440
2014 NCWorks Career Pathways NCCCS Strengthening the IT Pathway Student Development and Support $35,000
2013 IPAS Market Acceleration Student Education Planning and Advising Student Development and Support $100,000
2013 Adult Literacy Dollar General Summer GED Program Basic Skills $13,000
2013 ESL/Civics Education NCCCS ESL Classes Center for the Global Learner $74,644
2013 Minority Male Mentoring Program (LSAMP) NCCCS Visions Program Activities Student Development and Support $20,500
2013 Back-to-Work NCCCS Pre-Employment Training for Technical Jobs Continuing Education $119,975
2013 Gateway to College National Network (Clark Foundation/Social Innovation Fund) To support the Gateway to College Adult High School Program Student Engagement and Transitions $105,000


We enrich lives through teaching, learning, and service.
Award Date Title/Grantor Funding For Durham Tech Divisions Awards
2017 Wells Fargo Technology and TLC equipment College-wide $10,000
2017 Private Foundation Technology Information Technology Program $142,000
2017 Publix Food Pantry College-wide $5,000
2017 Harvest Food Pantry/Burt’s Bees Food Pantry College-wide $9,882
2016 TLC 2.0/Wells Fargo Technology and TLC equipment College-wide $10,000
2016 Harvest/Duke Office of Durham and Regional Affairs Food Pantry College-wide $2,500
2016 RSVP/Vita RSVP Program College-wide $5,213
2016 Harvest Food Pantry/ Food Lion Food Pantry College-wide $3,500
2013 The Walmart Foundation and Facility #1614 Food Pantry College-wide $250


We enrich lives with training leading to 21st century jobs.
Award Date Title/Grantor Funding For Durham Tech Divisions Awards
2018 Golden LEAF Foundation Advanced Manufacturing Career and technical programs $400,000
2018 Bank of America Construction Trades Corporate and Continuing Education $23,500
2018 Duke Energy/Foundation for the Carolinas Line Technician Program Career and Technical Programs $196,902
2016 Tiny House/Bank of America Construction trades Career and technical programs $23,410
2014 Duke Energy Community College Grant Advanced Manufacturing/Mechatronics Simulated Work Environment Corporate and Continuing Education $182,299
2014 Bank of America HEV/PEV Automotive Technologies Instructor Training Career and Technical Programs $20,000
2013 Education Enhancement NC Biotechnology Center Developing a Pharmacovigilance Program Health Technologies $46,472
2013 Muslim Journeys National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)/American Library Association (ALA) Bridging Cultures Bookshelf - Books/DVDs Library $3,000 (value)
2013 Burroughs Wellcome Fund Chemistry Equipment Arts, Sciences, and University Transfer $4,000 (value)
2013 Early Childhood Innovation NCCCS ECE and ESL Customized ACA Course Development Early Childhood Education $38,984
2011 Advanced Tech Education/National Science Foundation Distance Learning through Virtualization Information Systems/Networking Technologies $197,548