The future is built by the work we do today.

The Spirit of Construction Foundation (SOC) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that is committed to inspiring the future of the construction industry. We fund community-based education grants, workplace development programs, and college scholarships across the Tri-State area to pave the way for young people to gain hands-on experience plus learn about exciting career opportunities in the construction industry. A core part of our mission is also to provide opportunities to people who live in under-served communities where opportunities are not always available. Our education-based programs are all designed to foster the potential of young people to keep building a bright future for our industry.

Education is the cornerstone of our efforts.

Founded in 1994, the Spirit of Construction Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to fostering awareness of the importance of our region’s construction industries and creating opportunities for young people and young adults to thrive through careers in the construction industry.

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Become a Member

Join the industry leaders helping build the future.

Member benefits include:

  • Frequent Networking Events
  • Mentorship Opportunities
  • Annual Gala

See photos from our most recent member event.

Contractors reading blueprints

Make a Donation

Contribute to our education, career advancement, and mentorship programs.

Our programs include:

  • Student Grants
  • Scholarships
  • Community Grants
  • Workforce Development (CCAP) Outreach
  • General Fund

Learn more about our programs.

Workforce Development

CCAP Lydia Burns and Student

Connecting Construction to the Community

Spirit’s Construction Career Advocacy Program (CCAP), a workforce development model, unites students, educators, and the construction industry.

Community Outreach Grants

Girl Scouts

Connecting Youth to Construction

Spirit of Construction has worked with local community organizations for over 20 years, providing funds, volunteers, contacts, and resources to eligible non-profit organizations.


SOC Scholarship Photos


Spirit provides college scholarships to numerous students who are pursuing degrees related to the construction industry, such as construction management and civil engineering. Spirit has contributed over $550,000 to college scholarships over the past twenty-two years.

Over the past 5 years, we have contributed over $1.2 million to the programs we support. Last year alone, we raised over $500,000. This year, our goal is $1.3 million.

Why Spirit of Construction?

We focus on encouraging growth, education, and community enhancement projects. Because of this, The Spirit of Construction Foundation is a friend to many local organizations.

Over the past 5 years (in addition to scholarship funding), the SOC Foundation has contributed over $760,000 towards outreach and $1.2 Million since its founding.

Thanks to Our 2024 Big Impact Circle Sponsors!