History of the Foundation

Since 2001 the College for All Texans Foundation has generated over $19 million in donations and pledges to support the programs and initiatives of THECB. Each year THECB recommends to the College for All Texans Foundation Board of Trustees which programs are in need of funding beyond that provided by the state and are a priority of the agency.

Since 2000, funds raised by the Foundation have supported many successful programs serving students across the state. Examples include the construction, distribution, operation and spread of Mobile College Preparation Centers (Mobile GO Centers); the initiation of the Collegiate G-Force Grant Program (college student mentors that promote a college going culture in high schools); Financial Aid Month Telethons; College Awareness and Preparation Centers (GO Centers) in high schools and community venues; funds for TEXAS Grants (need-based scholarships distributed by Texas Institutions of Higher Education); College for All Texans AmeriCorps and AmeriCorps*VISTA volunteer programs serving in high schools; creation of the Higher Education Policy Institute; expansion of the Advise Texas College Advising Corps; and projects to expand and enhance the education research infrastructure in Texas and improvement of teacher preparation in Texas.

Following adoption of 60x30TX in July 2016, CFAT’s focus turned to solicitation of funds primarily for programs to achieve goals in the new strategic plan: 1) strategic communications and engagement related to the plan; 2) expansion of the Texas Affordable Baccalaureate Program; 3) higher education research; 4) marketable skills initiatives at statewide and institutional levels; 5) innovative student debt initiatives; and 6) expansion of Advise TX College Advising Corps.