Greater Texas Foundation supports efforts to ensure all Texas students are prepared for, have access to, persist in, and complete postsecondary education. We put particular focus on helping underserved and socioeconomically disadvantaged populations.
The table below lists GTF’s active grants. You can search by keyword or sort by column to find grants of interest. You may also hide columns, export the data to another format, and adjust the number of rows shown on one page using the buttons below.
|Project title||Organization||Description||Grant Amount||Start Date||End Date|
|Dual Credit For All||North Harris Montgomery Community College District Foundation||
To support the Dual Credit For All project between Lone Star College- North Harris, Aldine ISD, and Spring ISD which will provide scholarships to economically disadvantaged students for dual credit CTE programs and measure the impact this has on increasing enrollment, persistence, and graduation rates.
|CROWN & PATH Program||Texas A&M University-Texarkana||
To support the Creating & Reclaiming Opportunities for Women Nationally (CROWN) & Personal Achievement Through Help (PATH) programs designed to assist in building the foundations for academic and personal success for women & men of color at Texas A&M University-Texarkana. These program helps students by providing support through engagement and college preparation to ensure their success in matriculating through college and ultimately, graduating.
|A Tiered Approach to Student Engagement and Retention Through Undergraduate Research||Texas A&M University-Kingsville||
To support the Honors College and the Center for Student Success at Texas A&M University-Kingsville in a partnership to increase student engagement and retention of undergraduates through a multi-faceted approach. This project will build a stronger culture of student support on campus through faculty and peer mentorship, as well as through expanded opportunities for undergraduate research.
|Urban Experience Program, Summer Bridge Expansion||University of Houston||
To support the expansion of the UEP Summer Bridge Program, an immersive residential program supporting freshman students during their transition to college by teaching necessary skills and providing important resources to help them reach their academic and personal goals.
|2021 Support||Grantmakers for Education||
To support GTF's 2021 Grantmakers for Education membership. GFE is the nation's largest and most diverse network of education grantmakers dedicated to improving educational outcomes and increasing opportunities for all learners.
|Blinn College Foundation Emergency Fund: Continuing to Meet the Needs of Hardworking Students||Blinn College Foundation, Inc.||
To support students seeking a post-secondary degree or certification by continuing the operations of Blinn College's emergency fund.
|Rural Learning Track at 2021 National (Virtual) Conference||National College Attainment Network||
By sponsoring the full rural track at NCAN's 2021 virtual conference, GTF will continue to be a prominent leader focused on rural student success. It would also ensure the conference participants from rural areas have content tailored to their needs.
|Aspen Opportunity Youth – Austin||The Aspen Institute, Inc.||
To support the OYF community in Austin / Travis County, Texas to deepen the impact of their Opportunity Youth (OY) reconnection strategy and improve education outcomes -- most especially postsecondary outcomes -- for youth and young adults of color in the Austin, Texas.
|UTeach STEM Educators Virtual Conference 2021||The University of Texas at Austin||
The UTeach STEM Educators Virtual Conference 2021 will bring together a community of over 600 faculty, alumni, students, and education and industry stakeholders for two days of professional learning focused on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in STEM Education.
|Pathways To and Through College & Careers Through Student-Centered Advising||Centers for Applied Science & Technology (CAST) Schools||
To support the development of an embedded, 4-year advising model that engages the entire school community, industry mentors, and external partners in a holistic approach that begins with intentional purpose planning in the 9th grade, and offers guided college and career activities with reflection for each year of high school. The long-term goal is to give students’ agency so that advising is a series of intentional conversations with supportive adults.
|Understanding the Work-Based Learning Landscape for Women and Mothers in Texas||Young Invincibles||
To support research that will outline the apprenticeship program landscape in Texas, including analyzing the demographic, sectoral, and gender profile of Texas programs, highlight potential barriers to work-based learning or apprenticeship program participation in Texas, and identify promising strategies to expand and brand apprenticeships to women and student parents.
|Creating a Data Ecosystem for Student Success from High School to Postsecondary||Amarillo College||
To support Amarillo College and Amarillo ISD (Caprock High School) in creating data pipelines and data-use ecosystems necessary to build and maintain seamless pathways from students’ high school freshman year, through high school graduation, and into a postsecondary institution to ensure college degree/credential attainment.
|Latino Student Success Funders Group 2021-2022||Excelencia in Education, Inc.||
The Latino Student Success (LSS) Funders Group brings together funders interested in supporting the success of Latino students. This contribution would support personnel and logistics for the LSS Funders Group to facilitate four group meetings between 2021 and 2022.
|Texas Transfer Alliance: Improving Transfer and Applicability in Texas||The University of Texas at Austin||
To support the ongoing work of the Texas Transfer Alliance (TTA) and the inclusion of the Texas Tech University System (including Angelo State University), Midwestern State University, and Texas Woman’s University and their feeder community colleges into the scope of work. The TTA works to positively influence postsecondary attainment and affordability by addressing the high level of inefficiency and credit loss students experience when transitioning between institutions.
|Academic Advisors Adapting to COVID-19||Sam Houston State University||
To support a research study that will inform advising practice during and after the COVID-19 pandemic by collecting and analyzing data drawn from institutional and programmatic academic advisers at public and private institutions throughout Texas.
|Enhancing SH ELITE and Evolve through Support for Outreach and Transition||Sam Houston State University||
To support: (1) the ELITE program at Sam Houston State University, developed in 2010 to best serve the academic needs of the minority male students with a foundation of peer mentoring and regular, sustained small group support; and (2) Evolve, a sister program to ELITE to benefit female students who either transfer from a regional 2-year college or are the first in their family to attend college.
|2021 Membership||PEAK GRANTMAKING INC||
PEAK Grantmaking is a member-led community of philanthropy professionals dedicated to advancing effective grantmaking practices. This grant supports the foundation's 2021 membership.
|2021 Membership||Council on Foundations, Inc.||
To support the foundation's membership to Council on Foundations.
|2021 NPSI Conference – Equity at the Practice Level||National Postsecondary Strategy Institute||
To support the National Postsecondary Strategy Institute's annual conference to be held March 2-5, 2021. The conference will allow participants to come away with practical steps in strengthening their strategies around college access and careers given each school district's context.
|Jobs for America’s Graduates||Region 5 Education Service Center||
To support the JAG program which provides comprehensive services to young adults (who have been placed in at-risk situations in their lives) that will result in their completing requirements for a high school diploma (or a GED), securing a quality entry-level job, and/or pursuing a postsecondary education that leads to advancement in their chosen career field.
|Educational Support for Former Foster Youth||A Home Base for Transitioning Foster Youth||
To support approximately six former foster youth, ages 18-25, pursuing a high school equivalency credential or baccalaureate degree by assisting with the cost of childcare, transportation, books, testing fees and technology.
|UNT High School Career Connect: Creating Access to Postsecondary and Career Support through Innovation for Rural Students and Communities||University of North Texas||
To support UNT High School Career Connect which through partnerships with Denton County schools, provides career assessments, guidance, and resources to students, counselors, administrators, and parents via mentoring from UNT student peer mentors and full-time staff.
|Higher Education Journalism for Texas on the Impacts of COVID-19||Texas Tribune, Inc.||
To support the increase in the Texas Tribune's production of nonpartisan, public service journalism on higher education issues during the coronavirus pandemic.
|2020 Brazos Valley Gives – Match Funds for Education Foundations||Community Foundation of the Brazos Valley||
Brazos Valley Gives is 18 hours of online giving to raise critical funding and awareness for nonprofit organizations throughout the Brazos Valley by providing citizens and businesses with an easy platform to support the mission and good works of local nonprofit organizations. This grant will help five participating education foundations representing Brazos Valley Independent School Districts (Brenham, Bryan, Burton, Caldwell, and College Station) with matching funds of providing a 2:1 match for the first $2,500 each district raises, for a total of $5,000 per district. Each school district will utilize funding based on their respective needs which may include, but not limited to, classroom grants, technology enhancements, etc.
|UHCLTeach STEM Teacher Education Program||University of Houston-Clear Lake||
To support the UHCLTeach program which will prepare STEM teachers to implement engaging, inquiry-based learning through research-driven, culturally relevant methods.
|Racial Equity Institute – Texas Community College Support||Achieving the Dream, Inc.||
To support the participation of two Texas colleges in Achieving the Dream's Racial Equity Leadership Academy conducted by the USC Center for Race and Equity.
|Equity Walk: Building A Postsecondary Blueprint for Equity in the Texas Gulf Coast Region||University of Houston||
To support Houston GPS to increase student success by supporting a project designed to improve postsecondary completion for students from all backgrounds by using evidence-based strategies to build the knowledge and competency of institutional partners; and developing and implementing projects for institution and systems-level policy and practice change.
|Brazos Valley Teach (BVT): Building a Sustainable Teacher Education Pipeline for High School Learners’ Post-Secondary Success||Texas A&M University||
To support Brazos Valley Teach which aims to ensure high school students in the Brazos Valley are afforded the necessary academic resources to complete a CTE Public Service Endorsement in the Education and Training cluster with dual credit coursework opportunities.
|GEO Membership||Grantmakers for Effective Organizations||
To support Greater Texas Foundation's membership to Grantmakers for Effective Organizations which helps to inspire the grantmaking practices that matter most to nonprofits and that truly improve philanthropy.
|Optimizing Strategy, Capacity and Resources in Support of Texas’ Higher Education Priorities||Texas Higher Education Foundation||
To support the development of an actionable and transformative strategic plan for the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board which will enable the agency to achieve greater efficacy through collaboration and partnership to realize Texas’ bold goal for 60 percent of young adult Texans to hold postsecondary credentials by 2030.
|Creating Innovative Pathways to Adult College Completion||Texas A&M University-Commerce Foundation||
To support an increase the number of underserved, adult learners seeking to complete a bachelor’s degree in the state of Texas by redefining the educational ecosystem necessary for underserved student success through competency-based education and integrated academic success teams at Texas A&M Commerce.
|Pipeline to Student Success in Rural Central Texas||Temple College*||
To support Temple College in establishing a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Middle College in Taylor, Texas, to serve the eight rural school districts that surround Taylor in Eastern Williamson and Milam Counties.
|TSTC Performance-Based Education Conversion||The TSTC Foundation||
To support TSTC to accelerate the conversion of its technical programs to performance-based education.
|Accelerating Latino Student Success (ALASS) Institute||Excelencia in Education, Inc.||
To support the 2020 ALASS Institute, an annual meeting of professionals focused on improving education outcomes for Latinx students. Participants learn about and share evidence-based practices, strategies, and resources that increase Latino degree completion at the community, associate, baccalaureate, and graduate levels. This year, one of the speakers will be Dr. Harrison Keller, the Texas Commissioner of Higher Education.
|R2O HP – Rural Resilience and Opportunity on the High Plains (High Plains, Region 1)||West Texas A&M University||
To support a project that will provide resources, guidance, and support for the Texas Panhandle's rural students, adult learners, and communities to help achieve needed systems and cultural change that builds an engaged, invested community where all people thrive in sustainable careers and communities.
|Improving Higher Education Outcomes of Foster Youth in Texas: A Proposal to Evaluate Existing Campus Support Services||Texas State University||
To support research that will inform higher education administrators about the adequacy of campus supports for Foster Care Alumni and will identify best-practices for improving higher education outcomes of youth formerly in foster care.
|Rural Veteran Support Initiative||Combined Arms||
To support the effective development and deployment of a technology solution that will help rural veterans in Texas gain admission to the best college or graduate school possible.
|Expanding Texas Selective College Equity and Access Partnerships||EMERGE Fellowship||
To support the efforts of EMERGE’s college success team to build strategic partnerships with select Texas colleges and universities that will lead to increased access and opportunity for high-performing students from Houston’s underserved communities.
|The College Hub: Expanding Pathways to and Through College Credentials for Low-Income and Underserved Students||Foundation Communities||
To support Foundation Communities's transfer, transition, and advising supports throughout Austin and the Central Texas region.
|English Learner Status and Postsecondary Outcomes: Exploring Patterns and Policy Levers to Close Gaps||The University of Texas at Austin||
To support research that will help the state, K-12 schools, and two- and four-year colleges identify optimal programs and develop policies to improve postsecondary outcomes, in addition to producing the first analyses to capture a host of predictors of postsecondary outcomes for students who ever received EL services during K-12.
|My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) Scholars Systems Change||Huston-Tillotson University||
To support MBK Scholars’ work with Pflugerville ISD to create a peer-to-peer mentorship system that draws upon the community’s cultural wealth to improve postsecondary attainment rates for young men of color in PfISD and with Elgin ISD to build an actionable data system that will track postsecondary success of EISD students after graduation.
|Military Credentialing Advancement Initiative (MCAI) Pilot Pathways||Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors||
To support activities that create stackable credentialing pathways that adequately count military training towards the attainment of non-degree and degree credentials with high-quality providers for service members and veterans.
|Future-Ready Texas||Get Schooled Foundation||
To support a multi-platform, all-digital statewide communications and support campaign that will encourage recent high school graduates, plus incoming juniors and seniors in Texas’ high schools - especially racial minorities, first-generation youth and those from low-income families - to persist on their path to college.
|Pathways of Promise “4.0”: Building Sustainable Systems for Equitable Acceleration and Instruction in Math Pathways Initiative (PoP 4.0)||E3 Alliance||
To support the Pathways of Promise 4.0 Initiative (PoP 4.0) which aims to redouble and expand efforts to provide equitable access to accelerated math courses for Black, Hispanic and low income students, while also delivering supports to educator and parents, which will lead to higher quality and more equitable instruction and increased access to advanced math courses.
|Building Pathways for Texas Student Success||Austin Partners in Education||
To support the design of a comprehensive, evidence-based program model that provides an operational framework detailing the resources, systems, processes, and procedures for the successful execution of Career Launch/P-TECH programs.
|Work4College: Expanding to the Community and Beyond||Northeast Texas Community College Foundation, Inc.||
To support the expansion of the Work4College Program that allows students the opportunity to attend college at NTCC without acquiring debt, and provides a hands on learning experience in a meaningful work area allowing students to earn while they learn.
|Victoria: the AI Assistant for College Advisors||The University of Texas at San Antonio||
To support the UTSA/Urban Education Institute team’s expertise in qualitative research and in improvement science, as well as their access to school, district, and education-focused community organization leaders in the San Antonio area to assist with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board's AI college advising communication tool, “ADVi.”
|Promise Champions Initiative||Big Thought||
To support Big Thought in their role of lead convener for the mentoring piece of the Dallas Promise Champions program to help bridge students to success while they are enrolled at one of the Promise high schools. The goal is to ensure every high school student in our community has access to the opportunity to persist and complete their post-secondary education.
|2020 Support||Grantmakers for Education||
Grantmakers for Education exists to improve outcomes for all learners by serving as a trusted partner for all education philanthropists as they adapt to the changes impacting our world. Tis grant supports the foundation's 2020 membership.
|Texas Emergency Aid Grant Program||Texas Higher Education Foundation||
To support colleges and universities in either providing emergency financial aid to help students address basic needs created by unexpected college closures and other COVID-19 pandemic related disruptions, including housing, health care, technology needs, and childcare needs, or support institutions in creating or improving the necessary infrastructure and capacity to optimize emergency aid funds.
|Establishing an Emergency Fund in Response to COVID-19 at the Blinn College Foundation||Blinn College Foundation, Inc.||
With 100% of Blinn College’s classes having transitioned to an online learning environment in response to COVID-19, students now require the use of technology and access to the internet to complete their coursework. And with so many out of work in the service and hospitality industry, which are prime student jobs, a great deal of income has been lost by students that may have been used for internet, utilities, food, housing, books, and classroom resources. This grant is to ensure that these challenges do not interrupt hard working students seeking a higher education.
|Rural Learning Track at 2020 National Conference||NATIONAL COLLEGE ACCESS NETWORK INC||
To support the rural learning track at the 2020 National College Access Network national conference. This learning track includes a set number of sessions focused on rural issues and increased focus on this area.
|Listen to Me: I Have Something Important to Say||The University of Texas at Austin||
To support a research project that will conduct longitudinal focus groups -- to hear from students about why they leave college and explore points of leverage that might change these outcomes.
|2020 Membership Support||Council on Foundations, Inc.||
To support Greater Texas Foundation's 2020 membership in the Council of Foundations.