In the spring of 2024, the Trellis Foundation board of directors approved $2.9 million in new grant awards, including:

  • An investment of $1 million for the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute and the Texas Success Center to develop and implement Minding College Minds, an initiative that includes a first-ever postsecondary mental health framework, curriculum, and toolkit to support mental health and wellbeing of students and staff in higher education institutions in Texas.
  • An award of $500,000 to the Dallas Foundation for Advance Together to support community-based higher education/employment partnerships.
  • $500,000 supporting the Career Connect Texas initiative at Educate Texas in expanding student pathways and removing barriers for students in five Texas regions.
  • A grant of $300,00 to the Lone Star Justice Alliance to expand JustCareers pathways for justice-involved Opportunity Youth (ages 18-24).
  • A planning grant of $250,000 to Grayson College for the development of the Adult Promise Program, which will support learners aged 25 and older.
  • A $375,000 award to the American Association of Colleges & Universities (AAC&U) to integrate and align resources, expertise, and services that aid higher education institutions in transforming practices and improving student engagement and credential attainment.

About Trellis Foundation

Trellis Foundation advances equitable educational opportunities in Texas by supporting postsecondary programs, practices and systems that reduce disparities and lead to success for low-income students and students of color. More information is available at