Rolling Grant

From Don Wood Foundation

The Don Wood Foundation, formerly known as the 80/20 Foundation Trust, is the result of a dream by Don Wood, founder of 80/20 Inc., to create opportunities for students that allow them to pursue careers in industrial trades, advanced manufacturing, leadership, and innovation.

Grant uses


The Don Wood Foundation accepts inquiries and requests that align with five pillars: Advanced Manufacturing, Entrepreneurship, Sales Training, Leadership Development, and Entrepreneurial Education.


Organization's Location
Program Location
IN, MI, OH, with preference for Adams County, Allen County, DeKalb County, Grant County, Huntington County, Kosciusko County, LaGrange County, Noble County, Steuben County, Wabash County, Wells County, Whitley County, IN
Organization Type
Career academies
Community colleges
Community foundations
Entrepreneur Support Organizations (ESO)
K-12 public and private schools
Technical colleges
Trade schools
Vocational schools
State or local government


The Don Wood Foundation does not support the following:
Advocacy groups
Political elections
Annual funds
Endowments or endowed funds
General operating expenses
Reimbursement to individuals to attend conferences or seminars
For-profit needs
Private foundations
Religious organizations, except for non-sectarian activities
Tickets and goodwill advertising
The Don Wood Foundation rarely supports the following:
General operating expenses without a plan for long-term financial sustainability beyond the grant period
Activities and expenses typically covered by state or federal grant dollars
Activities that are solely for the purpose of fundraising or marketing
not specified


Step 1: Pre-proposal
Application deadline
Step 2: Full proposal (invite only)