Mission and Values


Trellis Foundation supports the innovation and growth of ideas and strategies that positively influence postsecondary attainment and affordability.


Transformative Power of Education

Education, particularly some form of postsecondary credential or degree, remains the most reliable method of increasing social and economic mobility. Postsecondary education serves both the private and public good.


All students deserve equal educational opportunities and that means that some students need, and should receive, additional benefits, support, and/or resources.


Trellis Foundation’s grantmaking processes, priorities, and policies are transparent and easy to understand.

Data-Informed Decisions

In its grantmaking and within its administration, Trellis Foundation will rely on quantifiable information to every extent possible.