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,” said Trellis Foundation’s Executive Director Kristin Boyer. “We are proud that the Foundation’s 2023 RFP supports these organizations rooted in their communities and informed by the students and families they serve.  We’re excited to learn more about their support for students to and through higher education.”

Central Texas
Austin Black Physicians Association
Breakthrough Central Texas
Capital IDEA
College Forward/College Possible Texas
Foster Angels
Foundation Communities
Jeremiah Program

Coastal Bend
Associated Builders & Contractors – Merit Shop Training Program, Inc.

East Texas
Legacy Institute for Financial Education (LIFE)

El Paso
Education at Work (Strada Collaborative)
El Paso Community Action Program Project Bravo Inc.
El Paso Pro Música
Project ARRIBA

Genesys Works-Houston
Capital IDEA Houston
The Tejano Center

North Texas
Catholic Charities Diocese of Fort Worth
Cumberland Youth and Family Services
Survive and Thrive

Rio Grande Valley

San Antonio
Restore Education
San Antonio Education Partnership


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