About the Foundation

The Gilbert and Jacki Cisneros Foundation works to cultivate a community that supports Hispanic student education. We support efforts that help enlighten others to the many benefits of a college education. We believe these benefits extend not only to individuals, but whole communities.

We understand the many challenges facing Hispanic students. For many, it is the challenge of being the first in their family to attend a post-secondary school. This poses unique difficulties when dealing with the college process, including not knowing where to turn for help with the process, not knowing which colleges might provide the rigor and support they need, and not knowing what to expect once they get there. The Gilbert and Jacki Cisneros Foundation seeks to bridge these challenges by creating a culture where going to college is more than just a possibility—it’s a concrete expectation with the support mechanisms to make it all happen.