Making a Difference One Life at a Time


Our beliefs are simple.

We believe education is the single most important investment an individual can make in their lifetime. We also believe, once that investment has been made, one's potential, along with the doors of opportunity in their life, has been permanently unlocked.

In addition to its grantmaking activities, The Lillis Foundation operates several programs designed to enhance access to educational opportunities. These programs recognize that students pursuing higher education have needs that go beyond the cost of books and tuition. Our scholarship programs incorporate tailored support services, like mentoring, to address individual student issues. We seek to move beyond standardized methods of assessing student potential. We rely, instead, on educational staff assessments and notable personal qualities, like strength of character, to find students of promise.

Currently, The Lillis Foundation has a Lillis Scholars Program and an Opportunity Grant Program.