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The Trio Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-05-11

At A Glance

The Trio Foundation

1563 Solano Ave., P.O. Box 174

Berkeley, CA United States 94707-2116

Telephone: (510) 527-4605


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Family foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-09-30)

Assets: $2,510,229

Total giving: $182,000




Established in 1991 in KS and CA

Purpose and Activities

The primary focus of the foundation is to provide opportunities for young children of all cultures, who are growing up in poverty, to achieve their fullest and brightest potential. It is especially interested in projects that strengthen low-income families with young children and enhance the ability of caregivers to foster young children's innate gifts and talents. Support also for projects sponsored by Jewish organizations serving Jewish children in need or serving a multi-cultural clientele.

Fields of Interest

  • Adolescent parenting
  • Child care
  • Child development
  • Child educational development
  • Child welfare
  • Domestic violence
  • Domestic violence shelters
  • Early childhood education
  • Family services
  • Mental health counseling
Population Groups
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Ethnic and racial groups
  • Females
  • Low-income and poor people

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-09-30

Assets: $2,510,229 (market value)

Expenditures: $279,029

Total giving: $182,000

Qualifying distributions: $248,888