What We Do

Daniel Trust Foundation is an award-winning global nonprofit organization that provides mentorship and scholarships to first-generation and low-income students in the United States and grants to entrepreneurs and artists in Rwanda.

The 2021 Virtual Daniel Trust Awards

Programs in the United States

High School Mentoring


The Daniel Trust Foundation Mentoring Program is a college and career success program that provides first-generation and low-income students with the tools and resources they need to succeed in college, career and life.


100% of our students graduate high school on time.

College Scholarship 


The Daniel Trust Foundation Scholarship Program awards a 4-year $2,000 scholarship (students receive $500 every year for 4 years) to high school seniors who participate and graduate from the foundation’s mentoring program.


93% of our scholars graduate college within 4-5 years.

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Programs in Rwanda

Small Business Grant


The Small Business Grant Program provides funding and support to young entrepreneurs in Rwanda. The goal of the program is to provide financial support to young Rwandan small business owners who have greatly been impacted by the pandemic.


Grant awards range from Rwf500,000 to Rwf1,000,000.

Digital Music Competition 


The Daniel Trust Music Challenge is a digital singing competition for youth in Rwanda. The goal of the competition is to give Rwandan youth the opportunity to showcase their music talent to the world and to help them launch their music careers.


Prizes range from Rwf350,000 to Rwf1,000,000.