Communities In Schools of Mid-America wins a $25,000 State Farm Neighborhood Assist® grant

Kansas City, Missouri (June 23, 2022) – In just ten days this spring, 88,000 people cast more than 2 million votes in support of their favorite causes. As a result, 100 programs, in 34 states, including Communities In Schools (CIS) of Mid-America, will be getting an assist from State Farm®.

State Farm and CIS of Mid-America will hold a check presentation at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, June 22, at The Hive (3105 Gillham Road, Kansas City, MO 64019) to accept their award.

State Farm Neighborhood Assist is a crowd-sourced philanthropic program that empowers communities to identify issues in their neighborhoods. Non-profits affiliated with each of the Top 100 causes receive grants to address them.

Funding from this grant will go to support students that CIS of Mid-America is serving in Kansas City. “We’re grateful for everyone who voted for CIS of Mid-America,” said Stanley Taylor Jr., Senior Director of Development for CIS of Mid-America. “Community support in Kansas City makes a difference in students’ lives and ensures their continued success.” CIS of Mid-America serves more than 2,600 students in public and charter schools throughout Kansas City, where 92 percent of students live in poverty and 94 percent are students of color.

“State Farm is happy to celebrate its 100th anniversary by providing these 100 causes with grant money to help them address the needs in their communities,” said Rasheed Merritt, Assistant Vice President at State Farm. “We look forward to seeing the impact these $25,000 grants will have.”

Four thousand cause submissions were accepted in February at The State Farm Review Committee selected the Top 200 finalists and public voting determined the Top 100. In the eleven years of the program, nearly 500 causes have received a total of $12.5 million to enact change in their communities.

For a complete list of this year’s 100 winners, please visit: 

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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, Kansas, 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

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