What We Do

Daniel Trust Foundation is an award-winning nonprofit organization that supports young people in the United States and Rwanda through various educational programs and digital campaigns.


In the United States, the Foundation supports first-generation and low-income students through its high school mentoring and college scholarship programs.


In Rwanda, the Foundation supports talented young people through its small business grant and digital music competition programs.

The 2021 Virtual Daniel Trust Awards

Programs in the United States

High School Mentoring


The Mentoring Program is a youth development program for high school juniors and seniors. The program focuses on helping first-generation and low-income students in 3 areas: College Readiness, Career Preparation and Financial Literacy.


100% of our students graduate high school on time.

College Scholarship 


Once students successfully complete all stages of the High School Mentoring Program, the Foundation awards them a 4-year $2,000 scholarship (students receive $500 per year) to help them pay for the costs of their college textbooks and supplies.


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.