Ways You Can Help
TechForce Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) that relies solely on the charitable support of individuals, foundations and businesses.
Together we help students who love problem-solving and working with their hands, who want a different path than a 4-year university, and who are interested in pursuing a technical education and career thrive.
Your tax-deductible donation and volunteerism impacts the lives of these young people forever — helping them successfully navigate the road to a vibrant, sustainable future.
Donate any amount to our mission. 100% tax deductible.
Negotiate a win/win contractual corporate relationship.
Donate cars, tools and equipment, and probono services .
Be a mentor, public speaker or influencer in the lives of future techs.
I'd like to support these hands-on learners!
Other types of cash donations
How your donation helps
Corporate Strategic Alliances
Negotiate an integrated, win/win strategic alliance with TechForce that delivers contractual marketing rights and benefits while making a positive, societal impact. Bundle cash and in-kind donations, employee volunteerism, and cause branding with outcomes including local engagement with future techs and schools, named scholarship funds, tie-ins with our DEI initiative, and presence in our career hub.
“TechForce heard from Conor that he wanted to work for Sunstate upon graduation. He was grateful for a Sunstate scholarships he'd received. Our recruiting systems are good, but not infallible.Thanks to TechForce, Sunstate Equipment learned about Conor's dream and was able to welcome him as a new technician with our company.. How TechForce works to connect the dots is invaluable for all."
Larry Cox, Vice President Government Affairs & Community Engagement Sunstate Equipment
Donate training aids (vehicles, tools, lifts, cut aways, safety equipment and consumables) to TechForce to reinvigorate high school auto, diesel, collision, welding, EV and restoration programs across the United States.
Contact Development@techforce.org or complete the form if you would like to discuss an in-kind donation.
Ways Volunteers Help
TechForce Ambassadors help us spread the word via their network, speak at or visit nearby tech schools, host students at local events, serve as mentors or simply connect us to others. This amazing volunteer corps serves as our boots-on-the-ground, helping to impact the education and career success of thousands of students across the U.S. and Canada.
Meet Our Ambassadors
Sarah ‘Bogi’ Lateiner is an automobile mechanic, small business owner, technical educator, and reality-TV personality. Bogi is known for teaching car maintenance and repair classes for women nationwide.
Charles Sanville, aka The Humble Mechanic, is a Master Certified Volkswagen technician who turns wrenches on modern Volkswagens. His website builds relationships between technicians and customers.
Julia Landauer is an American professional stock car racing driver and motivational speaker. She currently races in the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series’ EuroNASCAR 2 division with PK Carsport.
"My heart swells when I see the smiles of young people sharing our passion for cars, racing and the auto industry ."
John and Lisa Weinberger enjoyed a life and career together immersed in cars, racing and the automotive industry. John started as a mechanic, went on to own Continental Motors, a significant dealership in Chicagoland, became an avid car collector and vintage racer.
When John passed in 2020, Lisa established the Driven to Care: John F. Weinberger Legacy Fund and selected TechForce Foundation to administer the scholarships and student experiences. Hundreds of students a year now benefit from this career exploration and technical education support.
Yes, TechForce Foundation is a charitable, nonprofit with its 501(c)(3) designation from the IRS. Contributions are tax-deductible.
TechForce is an Arizona nonprofit corporation working nationwide to power the technician workforce. Our TechForce Network is a Cloud-based, social network for students, working techs, instructors and employers. Students attending any accredited post-secondary tech school across the U.S. can apply for scholarships, tap resources and attend student experiences. At the same time, TechForce works locally through school partnerships, event producers and TechForce Ambassadors to foster local relationships and boots-on-the-ground, community engagement.
TechForce welcomes volunteers who are serious “connectors”, willing to introduce us to their vast network/followers, help fundraising and build awareness of TechForce and its mission, able to public speak and conduct media interviews on our behalf, host student groups at car shows and events in their communities, and represent TechForce locally with our donors and strategic alliance partners. If you are interested in becoming an official TechForce Influencer/ Ambassador, complete the Volunteer Application.
As a volunteer, you’re in the drivers seat and can choose options from 30 minutes once in a while to on-going, monthly commitments. Elect to give 30 minutes at your area car show to greet a small group of students, introduce them to club members and briefly share the stories behind the cars they’re seeing. This small act can change the trajectory of students’ futures dramatically. Volunteer to have lunch with a group of students who have benefitted from your scholarship donations to put a face and mentor behind the gift. Serve as a judge once a year at a skill competition or online recognition contest. Help to fundraise, public speak, or serve on a committee. You tell us what you’re interested in doing and how often– and TechForce will plug you in accordingly.
First and foremost, we hope you value the societal impact your contribution makes. TechForce custom crafts our donor relationship to move the needle on causes they’re most passionate about, from youth, career exploration and technical education to workforce development, solving the shortage, and sharing the passion for cars with the next generation.
Second, TechForce has built an infrastructure to deliver great, deliberate value to our investors, from impact measurement, ability to meet students and aspiring techs, community relations and PR, employee engagement and volunteerism, customer activation, brand building, experiential marketing, the ability to post jobs and hire techs, and opportunity for TechForce to administer scholarships, student experiences or tech school support in your name (or that of a loved one or business).
Finally, both companies and individuals may enjoy a charitable tax deduction, and often companies elect marketing or business expense write offs.
TechForce accepts in-kind donations that are on our list of mission-critical items needed by schools, students or TechForce itself and that have a current fair market value of at least $5,000+
Yes, donations of budget-relieving items may be eligible for charitable tax-deductions.
If you have an in-kind donation, contact email@example.com. TechForce will grant the donation to a deserving school or student through its application & grant system. Our partner FedEx Freight ensures equipment donations get delivered to school recipients.