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 and opportunities to meet and work with deep foundations industry leaders.

The Trust manages 14 Scholarship Programs to provide financial support to students interested in pursuing a career in the industry, several Education and Outreach Programs to engage students and young professionals in the deep foundations industry, and several Fundraising Events to raise awareness and donations for the Educational Trust programs.

Since its founding, the DFI Trust has awarded $745,000 in scholarships to more than 200 students studying at colleges and universities across the United States.

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, N.J.