Trellis Foundation Policy Fellow Cohort Graphic(December 5, 2024) We are thrilled to share the news that IDRA is among four advocacy nonprofits in Texas to receive grants from Trellis Foundation to support the participation of Texas college students and leaders from under-represented communities in policy fellowships programs. Trellis Foundation announced today $1 million in total awards to four advocacy nonprofits, including IDRA.

“We’re proud to support expanded capacity for these organizations who share a commitment to equitable access and outcomes for students in higher education,” said Trellis Foundation’s Executive Director Kristin Boyer. “Centering students in higher education policy development and advocacy leads to better policies responsive to the needs of those most directly impacted by political decisions.”

This cohort includes the following grantees:

  • IDRA is a national non-profit organization that, for five decades, has worked to ensure educational justice, excellence and opportunity for all students.
  • The Education Trust in Texas advocates for an equitable education for historically underserved students across the state.
  • Every Texan is a nonprofit organization that researches, analyzes, and advocates for public policies to expand equitable access to health care, food security, education, and financial security.
  • Young Invincibles is a nonprofit policy and advocacy organization dedicated to amplifying the voices of young adults in the political process and expanding economic opportunity.

Learn more about IDRA’s Education Policy Fellowship program.

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

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