About Us

Trellis Foundation is a grant-making public charitable organization focused on improving postsecondary attainment for low-income students and students of color in Texas. Our approach is highly collaborative and prioritizes catalytic investments, focused on changing or informing change to policy, practice and systems.

In 2017, Trellis Foundation was established by Trellis Company (formerly TG), a company with over 40 years of experience in supporting students and families in Texas who are pursuing their educational and career dreams. From 2006 to 2016, Trellis Company committed more than $400 million to help nonprofit organizations and higher education institutions improve the rates of postsecondary completion. Our priorities are guided by the experience and expertise of Trellis Company’s prior funding efforts, as well as its institutional knowledge gained from work in student debt and financial wellness.

For more information on our mission, focus areas, and approach to incorporating racial equity in our grantmaking, please visit our website’s strategy section.