Our Mission

Daniel Trust Foundation invests in and supports low-income students with their educational and professional goals. The Foundation also honors teachers who are making a difference in the lives of their students and communities in which they teach. 

How We Accomplish Our Mission

High School Mentoring


The high school mentoring program is an intensive 30-week academic program. Enrolled students participate in a weekly class for 15 weeks in their junior year focusing on SAT prep and 15 weeks in their senior year focusing on College Readiness, Career Preparation, Financial Literacy and Teen Driving Education. 

College Scholarship 


Once students graduate from our high school mentoring program, they receive a $2,000 scholarship ($500 per year for 4 years) to help them pay for their college textbooks and other related college expenses. The Daniel Trust Foundation Scholarship, while significant, only covers 42% of the student's needs. We wish we could do more. 

Teacher Recognition 


One of the things that makes the Daniel Trust Foundation unique is that we ask our scholarship recipients to nominate and honor teachers who have made a big impact in their lives. Teachers who are nominated by our students receive an achievement award and a $250 honorarium to help them supplement out of pocket expenses.