Finnup Foundation Supports Communities In Schools of Mid-America

GARDEN CITY, KANSAS – Communities In Schools of Mid-America® (CIS of Mid-America™) is pleased to announce it has received a $20,000 grant from the Finnup Foundation. Funding from this grant will support students that CIS of Mid-America is currently serving at Garden City High School.

Communities In Schools is the nation’s largest and most effective organization dedicated to keeping kids in school and helping them to succeed in life. CIS of Mid-America provides support services to more than 39,000 students attending schools in Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, and Oklahoma.

CIS of Mid-America focuses its work exclusively inside K-12 schools, connecting at-risk students with community resources – such as food, clothing, school supplies, and medical care – to help remove barriers to their academic success.

About Communities In Schools of Mid-America®

Communities In Schools of Mid-America® (CIS of Mid-America™) is part of the nation’s largest organization dedicated to empowering underserved students to stay in school and on a path to a brighter future. We do whatever it takes to ensure that all kids – regardless of the challenges they may face – have what they need to realize their potential. The CIS of Mid-America™ network, with its central office in Lawrence, KS, provides services in 70 schools to approximately 39,000 students each year by placing Student Support Coordinators directly inside the schools to work with students. Learn more at

About the Finnup Foundation

The Finnup Foundation Trust was established in 1977 by siblings Frederick Finnup and Isabel Finnup, who carried on the legacy of generosity that was modeled by their father, George Finnup, and their grandfather, Frederick Finnup. The Finnup family’s interest in families, youth, education, and conservation are expressed through the gifts to many organizations in the community.