Fund Development

Work Force Development Center is a 501(c)(3) social enterprise nonprofit manufacturing business, meaning we use a business model to pursue and fund our social mission. As a result of this very effective business strategy, for our first 19 years we had the rare distinction in the nonprofit realm of being almost entirely self-sustaining. Foundation and grant funds were pursued over the years on an as-needed basis from a few local foundations and corporations. Small financial and in-kind donations were and continue to be made every year by individuals and local businesses to provide curricular materials and safety supplies for our students. Income derived from business revenue (earned income) in 2020 accounted for over 99% of our total revenue, with less than 1% coming from community supported donations and grants.

Given the current challenges in the aerospace and general manufacturing industry, WFDC management team along with the board members developed a plan to diversify WFDC’s revenue stream. This will better position WFDC to address the current and projected needs of the organization into the foreseeable future, thereby putting us in a more competitive stance to bid for jobs.  We now focus on grant development which includes local and state government options.


To donate classroom/student supplies: WFDC has a Charity Wish List of items our students need every day.  You can purchase these items on the link below and they will be shipped to our students at WFDC.


Support Vocational Training for our youth while you shop! You can search for us by our name or by our non-profit number LR114.


Donate your vehicle to WFDC to support at risk youth in your community!

Did you know you can help at risk youth learn job skills simply by using Bing for your next online search? #GiveWithBing You can search on Bing and support Work Force Development Student Trainees at the same time. Make sure to choose WFDC as your charity and donate your Microsoft Rewards to a great cause. Learn more about #GivewithBing by clicking the link:

To view our most recent IRS Form 990, please search for us under EIN: 91-1518808 on the IRS Exempt Organization Search

For More Information, contact:

Carmela Morelli
Director of Student Services/ Grant writer