Trellis Foundation is pleased to announce our March 2022 grant awards totaling $477,500 for regional work to support postsecondary student success. Awarded grantees will leverage the expertise of technical assistance opportunities in the areas of mental health, college advising, and landscape analyses.

  • $350,000 to the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute (MMHPI) to serve as lead technical assistance provide and learning community intermediary for the Trellis Foundation’s upcoming postsecondary “Mental Health and Wellbeing” cohort. The Meadows Institute team has extensive experience designing and implementing successful, innovative state and local mental health programs and policy. As a technical assistance provider, MMHPI will work closely with grantees, providing them with existing mental health resources and supporting them in drafting learnings that can then be shared with stakeholders and the field.
  • $100,000 to the Council on Economic Expansion & Educational Development (CREEED) to ensure that every high school student in the region has access to highly effective advising and support to ensure they successfully matriculate and graduate from a postsecondary institution. The project will build off the success of the Regional Educator Pipeline Action Network, a collective impact community of practice, to construct a regional commitment to improve College, Career, and Military Readiness (CCMR) outcomes.
  • $27,500 to The University of Texas at El Paso to support the creation of a comprehensive landscape data analysis of Opportunity Youth (OY) in El Paso County. With a goal to reduce the number of OY in El Paso County through strategies and recommendations, this landscape analysis will help community leaders understand why OY are disconnected; what programming and resources are currently available to OY; and how to authentically reconnect OY to school and work.

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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