Press Releases

Fall 2023 Grant Awards

2024-02-07T17:21:45-05:00February 7, 2024|Categories: Press Releases|

In the fall of 2023, the Trellis Foundation board of directors approved over $2 million in new grant awards, including: A total of $1 million to four advocacy nonprofits to support the participation of Texas college students in policy fellowship programs: The Education Trust in Texas, Every Texan, IDRA, and Young Invincibles. A $110,000 [...]

Kids on Campus: Supporting Childcare for Student Parents in Texas

2024-02-06T09:45:06-05:00February 6, 2024|Categories: Press Releases|

Today, the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT), in partnership with the National Head Start Association (NHSA), launched “Kids on Campus.” Trellis Foundation is proud to support this five-year initiative to bring more Head Start centers to community college campuses throughout the country. Read the press release from ACCT & NHSA. >> “Nearly a [...]

Lee College Awarded $750,000 to Launch Innovative Pathway Program for Incarcerated Students

2024-01-23T15:25:44-05:00January 25, 2024|Categories: Press Releases|

The Lee College Foundation has received a $750,000 grant from the Greater Texas Foundation and Trellis Foundation to launch a new program to help incarcerated students complete their college degrees and certificates once they are released from prison. The “Pathways from Prison to Postsecondary Education” project offers individuals leaving the justice system a chance [...]

Trellis Foundation Announces $1M in Grants Supporting Higher Education Policy Fellowships

2023-12-04T10:44:47-05:00December 4, 2023|Categories: Press Releases|

Trellis Foundation is pleased to announce $1 million in total awards to four advocacy nonprofits to support the participation of Texas college students in policy fellowships programs. “We’re proud to support expanded capacity for these organizations who share a commitment to equitable access and outcomes for students in higher education,” said Trellis Foundation’s Executive [...]

Trellis Foundation Announces Grant Award to Support Nursing Students

2023-10-26T09:53:32-05:00October 24, 2023|Categories: Press Releases|

A $200,000 grant from Trellis Foundation will address the critical nursing shortage by helping nursing students at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso avoid the need for working outside jobs, which will allow them to focus on completing their degrees in the accelerated 16-month program. The three-year pilot project will provide grants to [...]

Trellis Foundation Announces Grant Award to Improve Corequisite Implementation in Texas

2023-09-21T12:08:56-05:00September 21, 2023|Categories: Press Releases|

Trellis Foundation is pleased to announce a grant of $300,000 to the Charles A. Dana Center at The University of Texas at Austin (the Dana Center). This award will support the Dana Center’s work with Texas colleges and universities to improve corequisite implementation and student success rates.  The corequisite model allows students to start [...]

Trellis Foundation Announces $2.5M in Grants to Community Organizations

2023-09-12T16:00:05-05:00September 11, 2023|Categories: Press Releases|

Trellis Foundation is pleased to announce $2.5 million in total awards to 26 Texas community-based organizations providing direct impact services to support students in college completion: “These grants are an acknowledgment of the innovative and essential work that community-based organizations engage in and our commitment to this important section of the postsecondary completion ecosystem,” [...]

Trellis Foundation Announces Grant Award to Improve Career Pathways in Central Texas

2023-05-01T09:02:07-05:00May 1, 2023|Categories: Press Releases|

Trellis Foundation is pleased to announce a grant of $100,000 to Workforce Solutions Capital Area. This award will support the development of a new workforce and higher education data-sharing model so that community colleges and workforce boards can improve programs and career outcomes for students. As the Texas population and economy expand, the challenge [...]

Trellis Foundation Announces Grant Awards for December 2022

2023-01-06T11:51:21-05:00January 6, 2023|Categories: Press Releases|

Trellis Foundation is pleased to announce more than $1.4 million was awarded in December to continue the Foundation’s commitment to statewide guided pathways initiatives and to expand the Foundation’s support of Opportunity Youth and justice-impacted Texans. The awards included: $1,000,000 to the Texas Community College Education Initiative to continue to scale the successful set of [...]

Trellis Foundation Announces Grant Awards for September 2022

2022-11-07T12:01:33-05:00November 7, 2022|Categories: Press Releases|

Trellis Foundation is pleased to announce our September 2022 grant awards totaling $391,195 in support of three distinct approaches to advancing student success in higher education. $101,420 to PelotonU to provide general operating support for the organization while they undergo review and revision of their financial, strategic, and compensation systems to better reflect their values [...]

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