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 of equity and inclusion as they expand statewide to offer working adults a pathway and the support to graduate from college.
  • $94,000 to Texas Appleseed to steer the implementation of Pell grant reinstatement for incarcerated Texans toward the principles of access, quality, and equity through research, advocacy, and coalition building.
  • $195,775 to San Jacinto College District to expand student support services at the college by supporting peer-to-peer mentoring focused on the mental wellbeing of specific student populations, providing training to faculty on mental health issues, and increasing awareness of campus resources and availability of mental health counseling through expanded, non-traditional hours.

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