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We are delighted to introduce Harbor Freight Tools for Schools! And we are proud to join with people and organizations — public, private and charitable—who share a commitment to outstanding skilled trades education as meaningful hands-on learning, leading to fine career paths, and vital to our country’s future.

Harbor Freight Tools for Schools supports the advancement of skilled trades education in America — born out of our founder’s deep respect for the dignity of these fields, and for the intelligence and creativity of people who work with their hands. Our charitable initiative was created to foster and shine a light on excellence in skilled trades education in American public high schools, and it aims to stimulate greater understanding, support and investment by public entities and others. Top-notch skilled trades education in high school offers pathways to graduation, opportunity, good jobs, and a workforce our country needs. Harbor Freight Tools for Schools was founded by Eric Smidt (the co-founder, owner and CEO of Harbor Freight Tools, a national tool retailer), and is now one of the philanthropic programs of The Smidt Foundation.

We look forward to hearing from you, learning with you, and working together to support the outstanding people and programs enabling high school skilled trades students throughout our land to flourish.



Robin Kramer
Executive Director